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09-03-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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finally saw a K-7 in the wild...

totally random, but i was pretty stoked...stopped at mcdonalds in DC (13th and NY, if you happened to be the guy...)k7 with a sigma lens attached, i had to restrain myself from reaching out to try it out lol

was a nice end to a bad day of work....made me want to come back to the hotel and order one for myself!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jmdeegan Quote
totally random, but i was pretty stoked...stopped at mcdonalds in DC (13th and NY, if you happened to be the guy...)k7 with a sigma lens attached, i had to restrain myself from reaching out to try it out lol

was a nice end to a bad day of work....made me want to come back to the hotel and order one for myself!
So they do exist???
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So they do exist???
lol. I have only seen one Pentax shooter other than me in my whole life...
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lol. I have only seen one Pentax shooter other than me in my whole life...
I was lucky enough that the first day I went out with my k100d, a fellow pentax shooter came up to me on the street to ask about my gear :-)

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lol. I have only seen one Pentax shooter other than me in my whole life...
same
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There are a few around these parts...and I think they are starting to breed....
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QuoteOriginally posted by GLXLR Quote
lol. I have only seen one Pentax shooter other than me in my whole life...
At the last Civil War reenactment, one Canon shooter commented on all the Pentax shooters (3 of us) at the event. "They're coming out of the woodwork!"
09-03-2009, 08:14 PM   #8
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There are a few around these parts...and I think they are starting to breed....
I might go out for sometime and have a chat with Jack. his boss branded him as a Pentax expert.

I might get some tips and stuff for him as well.

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i've only seen one other pentaxian in the wild!
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i've only seen one that I sold a cheap lens to on craigslist. I should've pointed him towards here.

I bought old lenses on craigslist but the guy uses canon for digital, and had a slr pentax.

I have seen some for sale/looking for pentax digital lenses.. almost wanted to email them to see what gear they had and become pentax buddies
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I've seen a few Pentax shooters in real life, but nobody else with a flagship...ever. I went over to talk to someone with a K100D Super but they got scared.

It's also a bit depressing to see all the photographers who say 'Ooh, Pentax! I used to have Pentax! I love Pentax!' while showing off their D40 or 50D...I always let them have a play...try to lure them back.
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I see Pentax bodies all over the place here...not as many as Canon and Nikon, of course, but I do notice the bright red "PENTAX" on neck straps from a mile away.

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Yeah, it seems that Pentax is well implanted here in Europe...
From personnal feeling, I'd say they have a good 20% market share around here in France...

At least, I know as many Canikon shooters as Pentax lovers in my entourage (ok, I'm in a Pentax family, so am quite biased...).
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QuoteOriginally posted by GLXLR Quote
lol. I have only seen one Pentax shooter other than me in my whole life...
I thought I had finally stumbled onto my first sighting the other day (& quite a handsome, striking fellow he was), but alas, it turned out only to be my reflection in a plate glass window.
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lol. I have only seen one Pentax shooter other than me in my whole life...
I know lots of them ...but they are all shooting spotmatics! That is their serious camera, but they use a digital P&S for most of their snapshots these days.
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