Why use Pentax?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Why use Pentax?

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?


When some of us started out with Pentax , they were THE system camera to have , and the others were the also-rans . In the fifties it was Exacta , then Pentax in the sixties and seventies .

In the late 1980's , Pentax made a conscious decision to concentrate on Medium format for the pro end of the market , an area Canikon have no presence in , and stopped making higher end 35mm kit . Many people now feel that this was not a good move since it left the higher end of the 35mm market to others .

However , they had better watch out : Pentax are coming back !

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With kind regards Derek.

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