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What is wrong with Pentax?


strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 12:07PM
I agree with Paul, no sense in being hung up on what is full frame. For example with my L series lens the 40D is a crop camera, with an APS-C lens I have its full frame Smile A 4/3 camera with an olympus 4/3 lens is full frame, but with a sigma lens on it's a crop camera Smile

Think on effective focal lengths and the qualities you want from the sensor.

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mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 12:23PM

Quote:WAREHOUSE EXPRESS HAVE THE 40D AT 599, PLUS 100 back from Canon, now thats a bargain!!!!

Which makes it cheeper than the 450D...
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 1:07PM
Yes leaves you wondering how they are managing to sell 450D's
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 1:08PM
Maybe the 40D is just pants Tongue
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 1:20PM
Well we all know how bad the 5D is Tongue

Still it is good news for people buying
javam Plus
10 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 1:57PM
Unless they had made their mind up to buy something else and are now thrown into doubt, again. Blast.
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 6:06PM

Quote:WAREHOUSE EXPRESS HAVE THE 40D AT 599, PLUS 100 back from Canon, now thats a bargain!!!!


This also puts the 40D just over half the price of the D300. That is impressive.


Quote:Well we all know how bad the 5D is

We certinally do. the 5D is the shoddiest piece of junk on the market.
Just look at the excuse for the 'mode' dial - no running man, no flower, no mountain! Just what can you use the 5D to photograph??
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
14 May 2008 6:56PM

Quote:A 4/3 camera with an olympus 4/3 lens is full frame, but with a sigma lens on it's a crop camera


Never really been that sure on this, I`ve always believed that sigma`s for 4/3 fit need a littlle more machining on the rear elements and could explain why there are so few sigma`s for 4/3 fit. Fitting my old zuiko 50mm makes it a crop for sure Smile
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
14 May 2008 9:58PM
John, will you teach me how to make smiley faces someday?
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
14 May 2008 9:59PM
Either that, or we're going to put you in a room with Boyd for 24 hours. (Smiley)
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 10:14PM
try : - )

and ; - )

then : - 0

or : - p

Just with no space between them
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
14 May 2008 10:33PM
Thanks John.
boony 8 978 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 11:07AM
pentax? is that a new labour tax on writing impliments?
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
16 May 2008 11:17AM

Quote:Pentax? is that a new labour tax on writing impliments?


Don't let Messrs Brown & Darling hear you say that! Sad
philstaff 6 51 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 2:43PM

Quote:I have been browsing the net for 40D prices, and it is often priced just below a Nikon D200 at 750 to 800. Whilst browsing I stumbled across the Pentax K10D, a well specified, fairly well made camera not far off the same spec, 450. 450 !!!!

Now it is the same age as the Nikon and looks to use the same sensor etc and perhaps it is a bit slower, but not 300 worth. And it throws in body IS. Again perhaps not as good as in-lens IS, but it must make it at least equal value.

It is priced at whole class below. Why? Is it a lack of sales, because at that price all those people going in the buy Canon 400D's and nikon D40/D80's ought to be rushing towards it.

I mean Pentax has a decent name and history. There is a big range of lenses and good support from the independent's like sigma.

What gives? If I did not have a couple of decent lenses I would be pondering hard on getting one.

Come back Ben all is forgiven



I belive Park cameras have it now priced at 369. I talked with my local dealer and he also does it at that price with a price match, the camera was priced at over 400 till I asked about a match in price.

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