What makes Pentax special?

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
awaldram Forum Pro • Posts: 13,161
Re: What makes Pentax special?

AllBrands wrote:

What did Pentax ever do to you ? ... suffice to say your staying on ignore.

What is "special" to me about Pentax for potential new buyers is...

  • you'll have no full-frame upgrade path.

But at least you get a pro MF path unlike All (other) brands

  • it's highly unlikely that you'll ever be able to borrow or share lenses with friends.

I don;t even get your point here, my friends don't shoot for a hobby so irrelevant, I have one work colleague who is a photographer he shoots Pentax.

My professional colleagues shoot Nikon and Canon (1ds and d3/4) and we often swap bodies for a bit of light pleasure

  • USA warranty support is from a third-party repair shop in Arizona.


Nikons 22 authorized repair centres looks like 3rd party repir shops to me

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  • retail prices on old-design, full-frame, non-digital lenses keep going up and up.

not quite upto the $2000 Nikon glass though !

  • DA* lenses use cheap micro-motors instead of ring-type ultrasonic motors.

Do you even understand why Pentax use mico ultrasonic motors and not ring types ?

To answer for you it so they can support three way focsuing .. MF .. Screw and SDM

pity they don;t allow swithcing from screw to SDM but even so at least they show a commitment to legacy lens owners ....How your Canon FD glass fitting your EOS camera ?

  • used DA* lenses are always suspect due to worry of "Suddenly Doesn't Move" syndrome.

Eh again.? any second hand lens is always suspect the canon 17-85 is a pig of a lens

  • you get WR bodies and lenses but no WR external flash units (and the flash models are OLD)

Again your point what features are missing from these 'old' flashes

  • you'll have a slim selection of third-party lenses (Tamron, Sigma, Tokina, Zeiss, etc).

Proof ?

  • your third-party RAW image developer may be slow to support your camera body.

Eh , Pentax use DNG every 3rd party developer supports every Pentax body now and in the future

On the plus side...

  • the FA Limited and DA pancake lenses are nice.
  • Weather-Resistant bodies and lenses can be nice.

I suspect your not a photographer and spend you life googling for things to attack Pentax with, your points are badly made and lacking any foundation in personal knowledge completely deficient in any balance or truth.

I sorry but in my book your a very sad man.

As per usual your trolling ..... pityful

Bashing: Deliberately and repeatedly bashing the same brand, product or company. If you have a complaint or comment to make, make it once and make sure you have facts to support it.

How many times have you posted your 'list' ?

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