Pentax appeal

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Emmanuel Diver Regular Member • Posts: 399
Re: Pentax appeal

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.

Dunno about not the most durable like, my K1000 is a tank lol. But I digress, perhaps that's being a bit rose tinted.

I've had 2 Pentax DSLRs and they've always felt more "Grown up" than the Canikon equivilants to be honest. I've held a friend's father in laws 600D for a bit and it honestly felt like a toy compared to my K7 and yet, my K7 is smaller and more compact than it.

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