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Old 03-28-2007   #1
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i feel like my photo friends always look down on me just because I use Pentax ?? I have always used Pentax . I have owned every SLR camera that they have ever made . I have a D*ist ...and I am looking to upgrade . I was thinking about a Nikon or Canon ...but now I am seriously concidering the KD10 .... someone please help me decide . Why would I change ? What makes Canon better ?

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Default Re: Pentax vs Canon?

Read the other posts you made on this very topic.

Posting in a Canon forum may yield results that favor Canon. Not a bad thing, but does it help you?

Posting in a Nikon forum may yield results that favor Nikon. Not a bad thing, but does it help you?
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Mr. Pickles ,

i was hoping to hear the views of those that choose Canon over the other brands . Why would they not choose the K10 ? To you it may not be much , but to me , starting over with a new system ($1500.00 +) is alot , so i would like to be sure of what I am doing . I am just really curious why I never see anyone with a Pentax .... just me .
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Read what I said in your Nikon thread.

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I am just really curious why I never see anyone with a Pentax .... just me .
I saw quite a few Pentax cameras being used when I was in Japan. The K100D has a good following there, and the best-selling cameras there at the time were the D200, 30D, and K100D. I don't think it matters what anyone else is shooting with; shoot what works for you. Some days, I'm the only black lens in a sea of white ones on the sideline, and other days there's only one white lens in a sea of black ones of which I am a part. We don't care what the other person's shooting (okay, well, one guy does, but he's different, heheh); we're all there to make our images and enjoy the games.
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Well the picture looks good.
but check this link out and see what is his opinon. he judge all makes of Camera. No favourite's
Check it out please
Steve's Digicams - The "Best" Digicams

you can also check this site if you like it is mostly geared to Pentax user's but this is a fairly new site.

Pentax Forum, Pentax mailing list and Pentax Photo Gallery

I'am not trying to shoo you away or anything what so ever. We really loved to have you here on the Photo Camel.
this site is mostly to help any Camera format there are no Brand bashing here.
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I've used both Canon AND Pentax......in the final analysis it come down to personal preference....you are simply NOT going to see any real difference in that big print on the wall......cheers...Bob
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I used a Pentax istD for a couple of years and the main reason I went to Canon was the lack of available lenses for the Camera. As you may know most of the Pentax FA series lenses were discontinued. I like to shoot nature and a minimum of 300mm is necessary there. A beat up 300mm f 4.5 Pentax lens on ebay will go for upwards of $1200 and that is if you are lucky enough to be high bidder on the one or two that come up for auction every year. I looked for the Pentax 200mm macro for two years without being able to find one. Even third party lens makers like Sigma don't offer a Pentax mount in their better lenses. In addition because Pentax has chosen to go with " All of our older lenses work" they have backed themselves into a corner with a very slow focusing system. I know it is hard to change systems especially if you own allot of equipment but I did better then I thought I would selling mine and I have been happy with Canon ever since.
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If you have an investment in Pentax glass, the K10D would be a great choice. My first camera was a Pentax too, a K1000, and I seriously considered the *istD as well. I still have a soft spot for Pentax and if I ever switch, that's where I'm going.

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i feel like my photo friends always look down on me just because I use Pentax ?? I have always used Pentax . I have owned every SLR camera that they have ever made . I have a D*ist ...and I am looking to upgrade . I was thinking about a Nikon or Canon ...but now I am seriously concidering the KD10 .... someone please help me decide . Why would I change ? What makes Canon better ?

That tells you more about your "photo friends" than it does about cameras.....believe it!
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Default Re: Pentax vs Canon?

I learned on Pentax, I loved it, but I had to chose either Canon or Nikon, and really didn't want to, but it was a requirement by school, because it's photojournalism. If I hadn't had to switch I wouldn't have.


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