What reactions do you get when carrying a Pentax camera.

Started Oct 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Steve1307
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Re: What reactions do you get when carrying a Pentax camera.
In reply to Petroglyph, Oct 13, 2012

I was at an event yesterday (new factory opening) in the Philippines.  Had my K7+F43 (DA21 in the pocket).

Quite a few film & press journalist attended.  Unfortunately President Aquino couldn't make it & delivered a speech via video.  Never mind.  Anyway, even in the Philippines  I didnt see one other Pentax, very disapointing.

Nobody noticed the K7, not even the guy from the nearby HOYA factory who was a guest.

Not to worry I got some nice shots of the event for my company, as we've spent the last 18months helping to build the factory.

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I'm the only Pentax shooter in my local club of 100+ people where it seems half of them have 450D's, 60D's with Tamron 18-270  and the rest upgraded to the "affordable" 24-105L.  Shouldn't make fun of them there's a handful of Nikons and a couple of Sonys even an Oly E5 too.

Most of the guys are cool and I found a lot of the "more mature" members fondly remember owning a Pentax film SLR at some stage.

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Strangest looks I've had is when I've been at the motor racing.

Standing at the fence with bunch of guys mostly hauling 70-200's and backpacks full of gear.

I was using a DA70.

Merc SLS AMG  GT-3spec   6.3litre V8  (sounded nice)

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