Taken from wikipedia
Did you know the the K-mount used by pentax is dessigned by ZEISS?In 1952 Asahi Optical introduced its first camera, the Asahiflex (the first Japanese SLR using 35mm film). The name "Pentax" was actually created from "Pentaprism" and "Contax", this brand became a registered trademark of the East German VEB Zeiss Ikon, which later sold the name "Pentax" to Asahi Optical in 1957
And in the 60's, market share of pentax is 80% and the remaining is only shared by canon and nikon? That's why until now, you can still buy those wonderful TAKUMAR lenses.
but well it's history, the most important thing is today...
Last edited by banana0ne; 1st October 2010 at 08:06 PM.
I dunno!!! ♥♥♥
It's banana-zero-neh. :)
$200. i jump ship go pentax liao loh! actually pentax is good too. i almost got the K-x last year when it was just released.. comparing with other entry level DSLR, it was the most bang for buck DSLR.. but end up chose sony because i still prefer minolta afterall
@dormant - your thinking is absolutely spot on
ditch the pentax and get the canon.... and if you need an unsuspecting, gullible fool who can take it off your hands, please pm me...
people don't see PENTAX on your pictures. you are in photography for what, pictures , or to show people what brand you are using? tsk.
if you know why you are not happy with the brand, and it is a valid reason, i'd be all for it. i can name many reasons why i might not want to use the brand i'm using now. but "feel a bit regret and don't know what the reason, maybe because of the brand" is the lamest excuse i've heard. well, one of the lamest.
Last edited by night86mare; 1st October 2010 at 09:26 PM.
also, you can do 3d panorama with any camera, from what i gather.
pentax does manufacture affordable lenses. relatively affordable. every brand has some of that.
if you need a nex camera to get a "bokeh easily by turning the rear", then i guess it's better if you stick to simpler, less advanced cameras... just my opinion. might get more joy out of that.
But if you keep thinking about what-if, and keep thinking and thinking rather than shooting then yeah, suggest you get rid of this cam and get a branded one, so that you can start taking more pictures.
Whichever is your cuppa.
I received your PM & i know yours is the newest K20D i can find,but is hard to offer
u at this point of time as you can see how much a 2nd hand K20 going for.
I just don't wish to make u feel more regret..
Keep shooting,join us for the mthly outing & have fun.
Last edited by nik34; 1st October 2010 at 11:37 PM.
PENTAX l OldKMan
BTW, if you don't know yet, Canon's DSLR is as complex as Pentax.
From your posts so far, I think you should just go buy a NEX camera and get it over with. Don't think you are ready for DSLR yet. But please do your research this time round.
And also, so that you know, looking "pro" doesn't score you any points if the pictures your produce is not "pro". That is if you are really trying to take photos... Forget everything I've said if you just want to wear the camera on your neck as jewelery to show off your pro-ness.
And also don't expect almost new price when selling your pentax. A used cam is a used cam no matter if it is 2 hours old or 2 months old. Unless it is a super hot popular model, a 15-20% off store prices now should be reasonable if your cam is still within warranty.
Last edited by daredevil123; 1st October 2010 at 11:54 PM.
3d panorama - how many times you'll do that
7 frames per second - are you sure you're going to use that?
creating bokeh is just the same as turning the rear thumb wheel on your K20D. honestly, no need to barge through menu on aperture priority.
The only thing you need to do is to have time to read through manual and start shooting. you'll see how wonderful life is without feeling regret.
but we are as good only to recommend you, you still have the last decision.
I dunno!!! ♥♥♥
It's banana-zero-neh. :)
I guess everything that can be said has already been said. I seriously wonder why we (myself included) bother to reply to such troll-threads.
TS hasn't even posted/replied anything after creating this thread. That says something.
Troll-alert, troll alert.