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    MeanGreeny
    9 Dec 2007 - 12:41 PM

    ........ about why Pentax are the camera least likely to be recommended by their owners.

    I was looking at the Which? website and Pentax are burdened by that unfortunate statistic - only 36% said they would recommend them to someone else.

    Are they an acquired taste ? Quirky ? Not well designed and hard to learn/use ?

    My ME Super from years ago was a beaut - so what has changed ?

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    Barbaraj
    Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
    9 Dec 2007 - 12:57 PM

    I had a Pentax Optio small compact and moved to a Pentax K 100D and enjoy using it. I get looked at when I say I have a Pentax like ..' poor you,' ...or 'couldnt afford a better model.' But I mention it is a Pentax when I can.

    I bought it because the size and weight was right for me.

    keith selmes
    9 Dec 2007 - 1:03 PM

    people say good things about the pentax slr/dslr, perhaps the compacts aren't so good.

    franken
    franken e2 Member 112914 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Dec 2007 - 1:11 PM

    The latest DSlr's are very good, The K10d has had several awards. Don't know much about the latest compacts though? I have (and my son now uses)an old Optio S4 compact and it still works well.

    Ken

    elowes
    elowes  92830 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Dec 2007 - 1:18 PM

    Pentax fell behind in the digital era, simple as that. They have a long way to go to catch up in terms of not only desirability but range of kit available.

    Big Bri
    Big Bri  1215507 forum posts England
    9 Dec 2007 - 1:50 PM

    Perhaps they love their Pentaxs, just worried that recommending them to someone else would get them laughed at.

    Wink

    fauxtography
    9 Dec 2007 - 2:13 PM


    Quote: ........ about why Pentax are the camera least likely to be recommended by their owners.


    Not all owners Wink

    I've had a play with the k10D and I'd recommend it as a good cam, so maybe their compacts aren't up to snuff?

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 92967 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Dec 2007 - 3:21 PM

    One can do wonders with statistics Wink
    And not a statistic I would pay much attention to.
    Any review, even Which, is biased.
    Ken

    MeanGreeny
    9 Dec 2007 - 3:57 PM


    Quote: One can do wonders with statistics
    And not a statistic I would pay much attention to.
    Any review, even Which, is biased.
    Ken

    Sorry, but that's too glib and dismissive a statement to take seriously.

    Which? is about as impartial as it gets in the consumer world - more so that yer average 'Pentax Forum Haunter'

    Smile

    Last Modified By MeanGreeny at 9 Dec 2007 - 3:58 PM
    Chrism8
    Chrism8 e2 Member 7729 forum postsChrism8 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Dec 2007 - 4:15 PM

    I've had Pentax kit since a K1000 in the early 80's, been excellent kit to work with, Yes, they have fallen behind Canon & Nikon, but with the K mount, lenses are good, plentyful and fairly cheap, plus the K10D and other K variants are good.

    It's the photographer that makes the photograph, not just to be seen with a popular brand of kit.

    Fishnet
    Fishnet  94976 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Dec 2007 - 6:00 PM


    Quote: I had a Pentax Optio small compact and moved to a Pentax K 100D and enjoy using it. I get looked at when I say I have a Pentax like ..' poor you,' ...or 'couldnt afford a better model.' But I mention it is a Pentax when I can.


    You want to try telling people you have a Konica Minolta!

    dougv
    dougv Site Moderator 108357 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Dec 2007 - 9:27 PM

    It's the end result that counts, not what make of camera you use.
    Among the equipment I use are compacts by Kyocera and Casio, both of which can give excellent results.
    The proof is sitting in my portfolio for anyone to see.

    Smile

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