Is Pentax a reasonable choice?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Peabody, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Peabody

    Ray Fischer Guest

    I use a can of compressed air and a fine nylon brush. Works quite well.
    Ray Fischer, Jan 17, 2010
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  2. True. So an internal sensor cleaning system is essential in a dusty
    environment, if you need to swap lenses there.

    That's a slight refinement of your original statement.
    Robert Spanjaard, Jan 17, 2010
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  3. Same here. The only thing I like about Pentax is its exterior. I like the
    green and gold combination they use on their lenses. But I'm not going to
    drop Canon just for that. :)
    Robert Spanjaard, Jan 17, 2010
  4. Peabody

    Ray Fischer Guest

    I don't use the air on the camera. It's for the brush.
    Ray Fischer, Jan 18, 2010
  5. Peabody

    LOL! Guest

    ROFLMAO!!!!! I just love these DSLR-Trolls that promote their DSLR cameras
    by which one has the least crippling problems! Can't focus accurately, dust
    problems, etc.

    LOL!, Jan 18, 2010
  6. Peabody

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Go away, asshole troll.
    Ray Fischer, Jan 18, 2010
  7. Gosh, Ray, these replies are surely going to drive our pest away.

    Keep up the good work.
    John McWilliams, Jan 18, 2010
  8. Peabody

    LOL! Guest

    Oh look! The DSLR-Trolls have turned into net-stalking trolls! They can't
    even stalk properly let alone know anything about cameras too!

    LOL!, Jan 18, 2010
  9. Peabody

    Ray Fischer Guest

    They'll let people know who the trolls are.
    And you keep defending the asshole trolls.
    Ray Fischer, Jan 18, 2010
  10. The Nikon D-60 sells for 379 euros here, the Canon EOS 1000 D for 399.
    Tzortzakakis Dimitrios, Jan 18, 2010
  11. Yes, this guy is extremely difficult to spot!
    Uh, no, Ray. Not even close.

    Any sort of reply keeps him going. Even talking about him as we are doing.

    So, STFU.
    John McWilliams, Jan 18, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    Why don't you take your own advice? You can't credibly criticise Ray
    if you are also adding to the thread.
    Bruce, Jan 18, 2010
  13. And current in-lens IS is usually at 4 stops. I'll not talk
    about continuous in-lens stabilisation as found in binoculars
    and video cameras ...

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 20, 2010
  14. You know, all cameras without one get dust spots over their images
    within 10 seconds. It's terrible. That's why I own a rocket
    blower and some eclipse fluid and stuff, and even use them a few
    times a year.

    In other words, your huge moutain panorama is just the macro of a
    molehill --- and as tests have shown, even the best dust shakers
    remove about half of the airborne dirt at most.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 20, 2010
  15. If I wanted a heavy camera at arm's length with a comparatively
    low resolution screen, I'd buy an EVIL (or P&S) and screw some
    weights on --- probably in form of extra batteries. And be
    blinded by night, too.

    Try it --- with a 70-200 f/2.8 IS. Try it for a couple hours
    non-stop, handholding the gear, then we talk. Ah, and I'd want
    a fast AF, too.
    It's also not a reason to add it, when an excellent technology
    that delivers all that already exists for far longer than life
    view exists. And it uses much less battery power, works with
    phase AF and film cameras, never has a problem with bright
    sunshine ... and displays without any lag from reading the
    sensor, transforming that data and pushing it to a monitor.
    Under which specific conditions, focal lengths and so on does
    what system deliver 5 stops and how it that measured?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 20, 2010
  16. [ more badly formatted, incoherent drivel ]

    Don't drink and post.

    But of course you are ashamed of your posting, look at the
    fake name and the equally fake email address.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 29, 2010
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    John Turco Guest

    I have a Pentax K100D, and admire both its build quality and
    the excellence of its pictures. If photography is just a hobby
    for you, then Pentax is a good, relatively inexpensive option.

    Wide varieties of superb, used lenses are affordably available
    (on eBay, etc.), and secondhand Pentax bodies should be much
    cheaper than Nikon and Canon merchandise.

    Good luck!
    John Turco, Jan 30, 2010
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    John Turco Guest

    My K100D is genuinely feature-packed, and it's just an "entry level"

    Plus, it feels like a somewhat solider camera, than any of the much
    more pricey Nikon and Canon display models that I've handled, inside
    local stores.
    John Turco, Jan 30, 2010
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    Nov 3, 2017
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    My 1st Pentax was a digital camera Optio E50. Before I acquire their DSLR model, I pretty much enjoy using Optio. Durable and haven't experienced any problem except for the memory stick.
    kimbaum, Nov 9, 2017
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