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The most popular camera brand in the world .....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Done_rundleCams, May 19, 2021.

  1. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    These were elegant cameras, free of design gargoyles, especially the SL, which was a meter free version of the Spotmatic, as such not having the meter switch. Iirc the advertising line at one time was "just hold a Pentax".
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  2. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I think there is a difference between what people buy and what they aspire to, many people aspire or aspired, to owning a Pentax. Many more admire the brand. Unfortunately, it would appear that rather fewer actually buy Pentax.
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  3. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Pentax’s problem is they don’t bring out a new model every couple of months or so, thus giving magazines little to write about. Pentax cameras may not have every bang & whistle some cameras do, but what they do have they do well.
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  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    In my opinion, hands down the best choice of system if you want APS-C DSLR. OF course, the problem is there aren't all that many who do...
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  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    In light of this thread's revelation of the superiority of Pentax in the minds of some I took the new-to-me K2 out for a walk with the 35mm f2, some expired FP4+, and a CPL. Lovely.
  6. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    My K-5 continues to do everything I want it to, and produce images capable of printing to 50 x 75 cm if I've used a decent lens.

    I read the AP reviews of more recent APS-C cameras of various types, and all appear to offer more 'essential' features that I suspect I would never use. Also, some of them to no longer have sockets for a cable release and expect the owner to have a smartphone that can be made to do this, so if I purchased a new camera I might have to buy a smartphone too...
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