Pentax appeal

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
wy2lam
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Re: Pentax appeal
In reply to Egglestonworks, May 31, 2012

As to durability, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that's more durable or better sealed at double the price, let alone similarly priced, as a K-5

Egglestonworks wrote:

Pentax shooters, I'm curious, what is the appeal of Pentax to you? : ) I noticed they aren't the fastest cameras, nor full frame nor are they the most durable, nor the highest resolution yet Pentax still survives and thrives whereas something like Minolta has already fallen by the wayside.

Is it the history, the ergonomics, the "alternative-ness" of it? I'm curious. For the record I shoot with Canon but I've always had a sentimental soft spot for Pentax, and frankly I have no idea why since I've never used any of their cameras.

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