Why use Pentax?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Questions thread
newmikey
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Why NOT use Pentax?
In reply to Jake64, Mar 24, 2013

Jake64 wrote:

I am a Nikon user but I am far from a fanboy. My question is, why do people choose Pentax over big hitters like Nikon and Canon? I don't think I have ever seen anyone using a Pentax DSLR in person or in a photo. I have combed through dozens of photos of photographers but they all apper to be using Nikon and Canon products. I also looked into wedding and studio photographers. The ones that do mention what equipment they use, it is never Pentax. Is that initself the allure; that few use it and it feels more special?

It is the feeling (possibly just my warped opinion) that Pentax still makes a photographer's camera and lenses as opposed to the mass-market products of the others.

Over the past 6-8 years I have not found any camera's that just felt as solid and trustworthy as my K100D-S, K20D or K-5. Every time I looked at the competition offered it felt plasticky and toy-like.

Mechanically and optically, it felt like the best choice for me which does not say there are no other choices to be made. Nikon, Canon and all the others make awesome gear, just not for me at this time. I am no Pentaxian though and if a great camera comes along with that same "feel" I will not have issues switching. Olympus is coming close lately and they do give me the same "vibe" as Pentax: cameras for photographers.

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