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I'm curious........


MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
9 Dec 2007 12:41PM
........ 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 7 450 England
9 Dec 2007 12:57PM
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 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2007 1:03PM
people say good things about the pentax slr/dslr, perhaps the compacts aren't so good.
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
9 Dec 2007 1:11PM
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 10 2.8k United Kingdom
9 Dec 2007 1:18PM
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 13 15.7k United Kingdom
9 Dec 2007 1:50PM
Perhaps they love their Pentaxs, just worried that recommending them to someone else would get them laughed at.

Wink
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
9 Dec 2007 2:13PM

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 e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2007 3:21PM
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 3.7k England
9 Dec 2007 3:57PM

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
Chrism8 8 752 14 England
9 Dec 2007 4:15PM
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 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2007 6:00PM

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 e2
10 8.4k 3 England
9 Dec 2007 9:27PM
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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