Pentax has long been classed as one of the top brands in the camera industry. But just what makes them stand out from the competition? Here, we round up some of the plus points of Pentax cameras along with some quotes from professional Pentax users on why they love their equipment so much.
One pro of Pentax cameras is the ease of use. Pro photographer Christopher Bissell swears by Pentax gear for its usability. Talking about the Pentax 645D, Chris says: "the camera isn’t complicated and all the controls on this camera are quick and easy to access" says Chris. "You can move modes without having to press 'OK' and it really is an intuitive camera to use."
Of course, Pentax cameras are also renowned for their image quality. Andrew Czyzewski takes stunning landscape photos in his spare time and he thinks Pentax gear stands out from the field in more ways than one: "Pentax images always have some character and grippiness that I feel is missing with some of the other brands." Plus, Pentax Ricoh gear has been used by Andrew's family for years, with his dad owning a Ricoh camera.
The Pentax K-50 has a colour scheme to suit everyone, since it is available in 120 colours. This makes it super customisable. None of the other brands have such a wide colour scheme as Pentax. The design of the cameras has also been a plus point for Russian motorsport photographer Arsen Alaberdov. "I really like the aggressive sporty design the camera has", he says in our article about taking motorsport photography photos with the K-30.
So, there you have it. why not try out some Pentax or Ricoh gear for yourself?