Opinion. What's Old Is New Again

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Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 11,359
Re: Opinion. What's Old Is New Again

robbo d wrote:

Alex Sarbu wrote:

robbo d wrote:

ozdean wrote:

You are right - Pentax have always been Photographer's Cameras.

I'm not quite sure that you really mean "photographers" cameras Dean ?

Why not? He's not claiming exclusivity, so no photographers should feel attacked for not using Pentax.

I completely understand and that is why I've heard this claim before..... a bit like a "drivers car"

However I suspect it's a statement made out of emotion and preference rather than substance.

Emotion and preference are fine. Photography is an art after all... or a craft...

A drivers car is something like an Alfa Romeo or porsche which,in the right hands will reward a skilled driver to go faster than the average car.

Not necessarily. Isn't the MX-5 Miata a driver's car? Yet you won't break records on circuits...

Pentax are nice cameras, solidly built, a slightly older but slowly renewing lens lineup, very good image quality arguably marginally higher in some respects to some others but not necessarily overall, but relatively poor AF.

Do they make better images in the hands of a skilled photographer? Not really...

That's debatable. A K-1 might help you take better images than a similarly priced camera, unless it's an action shot.

They're not sold on hype, marketing, video capabilities...



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