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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-20-2009, 07:06 AM  
Hoya press release about European operations
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 7
Views: 3,696
Wow! France represents about 8-12% in terms of market shares for Pentax? :eek:

And yet I don't feel to be more privileged than any other users in other countries.

No forehand previews or news, very bad repair service center tested by bunch of Pentaxians, feelings that the sellers always advise Canikon DSLRs in shop,...

Then, how is it possible? Are you sure about these stats?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-08-2009, 11:46 AM  
DA* 55mm F1.4 review on dpreview
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 144
Views: 107,479
To K-9

Don't struggle in vain against wheatfield; he is a fanatic, no a fundamentalist Pentax.

I should say it's a good thing because I love Pentax brand but here it is too agressive and I don't like these kind of person.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-08-2009, 11:42 AM  
DA* 55mm F1.4 review on dpreview
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 144
Views: 107,479
According to all of the reviews on this thread, we have no choice but to pay and tell one single opinion : you have to be happy with your stuff and don't tell something if you're not happy
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-08-2009, 11:37 AM  
DA* 55mm F1.4 review on dpreview
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 144
Views: 107,479
Woa, what a violence! How I should describe a man who wants only read what he wants read and hear what he wants only hear? Hitler!!!

Now seriously, when we saw a such answer, I understand why several people get a favorable ear around Rice High.

Besides, if Pentax really want to make huge profit without considering about their proconsumers, maybe there will be less people in this forum or there are only several users who hasn't used Pentax gears in order to talk diapers of their babies .

Maybe you will be one of these few Leica users who could kindly receive after a so long time a new user of these cams
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-04-2009, 08:19 AM  
Pentax USA out of repair business
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 58
Views: 10,806

It's exactly the same case in France. As I currently read some post on the k10dforums website, the 3rd party repair factory center PM2S is a mess.

If I should sum up the complaints from several Pentaxians:
- Impossible to get a technician at phone.
- If you don't live around the repair factory, you could always await for any reply on your request.
- Same attempt from Pentax France to calm the french Pentaxians
- Several attempts from the 3rd party repair center to refuse the warranty of the buyers suggesting the damage made purposely by their owners.
etc, etc...

It's a total mess...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2009, 10:43 AM  
My main K7 complaint...
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 31
Views: 6,892
Hi Cameron,

Entirely agreed with you. It's really dreadful to stick our nose against the screen and leave some oily presence on it... :( . Maybe Pentax will be the first brand to find any innovation for it : the first anti-oily-and-sweaty-nose system with the duly copyright :lol: . Thanks for the idea Pentaxor and raz-o . Why not a magic screen wiper :o
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-23-2009, 11:02 AM  
What the hell is Hoya thinking?! Europeans buy your lenses NOW!
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 107
Views: 16,882
Hi MikePerham,
I see your answer, you react as a fan boy as everybody on this website would have behaved. Everybody here know the quality of the Pentax stuff. I own myself the FA limited lenses trinity, one F macro lens, a FA 50mm f1.4, a 21mm Ltd DA. If I havent these lenses, how could I manage to tell the very-well-made work of Pentax.

No, the real foreabout is to be stead of a real beginner with no idea where to begin. Pentax? did he only hear about this brand if the so-saying professionals or the Canikon users snuffed Pentax? Please read the story of several pentaxians who should have bear the high self esteem of the Canikon users regarding their gears and look down our stuff.

How to defend a brand if we consider his price market strategy so bad for the newcomers. I would like to spread the fam of my favorite brand but how to make that if its only positive features - affordable quality of lenses, well good build camera - are now its drawbacks?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-22-2009, 08:17 AM  
What the hell is Hoya thinking?! Europeans buy your lenses NOW!
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 107
Views: 16,882
What I read now will confirm something that Im afraid.
The Pentax system will only gather the old users and the ones with their already made lens roadmap.

The new prices will forbid the access of all new users with a very measured budget. And then inch by inch, the Pentax system will be abandoned.

It's a case for what Pentax doesn't offer us lots of choice.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-21-2009, 11:35 PM  
What the hell is Hoya thinking?! Europeans buy your lenses NOW!
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 107
Views: 16,882
Hi Koper,
If any user on this website want to buy an original Pentax lens, it's his own decision. You should take in account several others features:
* quality pictures
* almost the whole budget to get one Pentax lens
etc etc...

I got once a Sigma HSM 30mm f1.4 EX and afterwhat a Pentax smc FA 31mm f1.8 Ltd. I could compare these 2 lenses and I was a little disappointed by the lack of accuracy of the SIGMA lens. Moreover, the color rendition was better with my Pentax lens.
My test was made with my K100D and with the same features for both lenses. Then I gave the Sigma to my brother.

In conclusion, It's not without any purpose if someone really wants to buy a Pentax lens over a Sigma one.

And now, with this increase in price, you have no more alternative. Sadly, I will say that Canikon will take the mark and will win the price competition now...:mad:
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-21-2009, 01:36 AM  
The F Club!
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 863
Views: 178,134
I love the black mat finish of my smc f 50mm 2.8 macro.
Yes, one of the best club and may I add these F lenses belong to the best AF Pentax lenses?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-03-2009, 03:29 PM  
K-7 not in Europe?
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 19
Views: 4,245
Hi all,
I think it will be the same thing than the last time for the K10D: at the beginning, out of stock because of its successful release.
I hope it will get a long life span - enough life span to get one copy!! :D
Forum: General Talk 06-26-2009, 08:23 AM  
Brand Snobbery? Is it just here or everywhere?
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 171
Views: 19,695

I understand your point of view and I m upset about the snobbery of some of the Nikon/Canon users.

I own 2 entry level cameras of Pentax - K100D & K200D.
I ve reached each time to amaze the others because of the shots quality I can get out from my cameras.

The prime lenses of Pentax are among the best ones in this world.

The camera brand doesn't make the photographer.

During the wedding of a girl friend, all of her relatives own a Nikon camera. Even the hired photographer used a D3 Nikon.

One of her relatives said me if it wasn't difficult to be with a Pentax camera.

Finally, when all the shots were seen by my friend, I ve received a big congratulation for my shots. She said me that I have an unusual view and that I am very gifted. She told I took several shots that no others got with their flat zoom lenses.

I saw the professional shots, the guy compensated the quality by the quantity.

It was a fight between his Nikon D3 + Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and my Pentax K200D + 43mm Limited f1.9 .

He delivers 470 shots and I gave 70 of my shots.

No, the brand doesn't make the man! At least I can confirm you that.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-12-2009, 07:11 AM  
K-7 First impressions... wow!
Posted By Alphonse
Replies: 108
Views: 17,405
Hi Creampuff,

I m a newbie on this website. Then Hello for everyone from France!!!

Now, my question that has nos relation with the K7 is:
The silver FA 31mm Limited lens mounted on the K7 is showed with an additional lens hood.
Someone could tell me what is it exactly? With that, the lens gets a terrible looking.

And how to get it?
Best regards
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