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Been shooting with Pentax for over 30 years. Just got a D800 though. Still use the K-5, K10D, *istD, 67II, K-01 and Q. Voted Pentax.
I shoot Sigma, but it never seem to be include in polls or otherwise :-(
If you are a pro, you buy Canon or Nikon for the broadest range of lenses, FF, and pro support.
If you are an enthusiast, you buy Pentax for the in-body shake reduction, motors in all bodies, dual dials, TAv, better build quality, ergonomics, weather-resistance and pentaPRISM 100% viewfinder.
If you are a general consumer, you buy what the salesman or Ashton recommends, as you are unaware of the benefits of Pentax.
Pentax - photography with a twist ;-)
The Pentax features I appreciate include ergonomics, vintage lens compatibility, weather resistance, compact size and image quality.
Been shooting Pentax for so long I can't remember. My 1st digi was the k100d still works like a charm. Now have the k7 bought used but it was like new to many lenses to count. Just got my little sister a good k100d from keh camera super clean. Thank You
Love my Pentax!
Though fairly new to photography I can't imagine ever changing brands. Every system has it pros and cons. The construction quality, weather sealing, image quality and compatibility with fantastic legacy glass makes Pentax a winner for me.
My Pentax cameras: 2 K-5, 2 MX, 1 ME, 1KM, 1 Spotmatic. The best gear I can get for my money! Lenses: FA Ltds, DA Ltds and DA*. They rock!
Gahh! Don't you hate it when the iPad thinks it knows better and substitutes another word?! I meant, of course, "admirably", not "admirally" :D
I have always been a well educated buyer and have a tendency to buy not just on what is the best selling.
So it was the Pentax K7 my first DSLR camera with is fantastic value for money, ergonomics, feel, photographic features, array of lenses and community that led me to this brand.
Too bad too many photography stores do not stock or have proper knowledge of this product because as soon as you hold one you know it means business.
I'm on my 5th Pentax camera in many years, it is a landscape photographer's dream. Really pleased with this brand.
Started with a Pentax.
Will end with a Pentax.
I've been shooting with Pentax since 1977. A K-1000. That camera is still in my inventory and still used on occasion. It has to share it's time out with a P30t ,ZX-7 , *istDL and the newest member K-30. and an assortment of lenses. Anyone of which will find itself on any of the bodies at any given time .
I first shot with a Pentax Spotmatic in 1967, and I've had Pentax gear in the house ever since. Having retired from my real job and now a semi-pro. My current cameras include 2 K-5s, a K-x, and a K-01. My lenses include an A-400 automatic exposure but manual focus to a Sigma 8-16 and lots of others in-between. That covers a lot of focal length.
Been shooting with Pentax for 45+ years - and my first lenses from then (and all my subsequent lenses) work admirally with my Pentax DSLRs
Fuji X. Booooo.
PENTAX System : Best well kept secret as far as I'm concerned.
And Sony for aerial photography.
That's better :)
How come no Pentax?
For crying out loud, those guys invented SLR as we know it...and for years they keep pushing Canon and Nikon forward by constantly giving more for less than Big Two...and most important off all - they keep kind of honest approach to their customers (that's just my opinion, of course...)
(no affiliation whatsoever etc, etc)