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Why I love Pentax

Posted by: Corros on Sat Oct 08, 2011 05:14
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Okay, I confess, I use Pentax! Not because I'm 50+ and using my old lenses, not because I inherited some old stuff, but only because I bought the system three years ago. But why?
First when I was looking for a camera I watched for a Canon. The EOS 400D. But when I hold it in my hands at first, it feels like a plastic toy. I got cramp holding it... In the shop was only one Pentax: The K10D. I hold it and felt love. Wow, what a great ergonomics! But Pentax...? I didn't know the brand Pentax. But After a little research I found the K10D was "camera of the year 2006/2007".

After buying the K10d I started using it and the results where great! The camera was build like a rock, but not as expensive as a Canon or Nikon.

But after some time I wanted to expand my system. Pentax has some great and unique lenses! Like the limited primes, the DA* lensen etc. The greatest advantage over other makes is the size. (Okay Olympus was smaller, but also a smaller sensor).

I'm not interested in getting professional with my camera. So I don't 'need' the extra's of the Canikon system. So in the consumer system I like Pentax most.

But there's also a nonreasonal argument to choose Pentax:

I don't want a make everybody have.

With Canikon I feel much like a sheep in a herd. I want something to distinguish me from others. I'm not that much sensitive for branding. I'm looking for things like specifications, ergonomics and distinction.

And yes, Pentax has its flaws. No tele like the Canon 100-400, no cheap 50mm prime, no real fast autofocus.

At the end I think for most Prosumers, the brand they choose is depended on the same thing you choose your wife or husband:

A little ratio and much feeling.

How do you choose your camera? Please leave your comment to discuss this.

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