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Old 03-28-2007   #1
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Default Pentax vs Nikon ?

I posted this in the Canon forum too ...just looking for help with a big $$ decision. 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 Nikon better ?

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Tell them to stop being equipnophobes. The image is what matters, not the tool used.

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you took the word out of my mouth Nikonfreak.
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The same posted both threads.

Anyway, read the other thread anyway. Good answers in it.

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If you like Pentax, and Pentax does what you want it to, then keep using Pentax. The K10D looks like a fabulous camera; I'd certainly get it if I was a Pentax user. I'm sure you have some fine Pentax glass already, so just get a camera that can use it.
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Follow your instincts. I know that I can capture really bad images with any camera system, and I'm willing to bet that other folks can too!

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Oh not this kind of brand discussion again...
What counts is your feeling - just like the people above has said. Go and try different cameras out! I only know that when I'm out photographing, I do not engage my brain (some would say I never do anyway...) - what I mean is, I simply take photos, play around, try different things, and enjoy the whole experience. If the camera that I've got gives me joy, I'll keep it. If it has little annoying habits or if the controls are non-intuitive, I'll be looking for a different camera quite soon... So, don't listen to any advice - just determine for yourself what suits you. That is, if you feel anything like me about photography... =)
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I posted this in the Canon forum too ...just looking for help with a big $$ decision. 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 Nikon better ?

They're all wrong...the "hammer" used to bang in the nails does matter....try banging in a nail with the wrong hammer....like a ball ping hammer for example....

Someone wrote "it's the image that matters" and this is the prime directive, and the number 1 directive...and for that reason, the camera does matter....photogs don't make pictures without a camera...sorry but we all need a camera to make a picture, and since the camera is responsible for capturing that which your human eye finds attractive, then you should damned well care about that "extension" of your eye, and to minimize this is being Photo-Macho...get the best camera you can afford...YOU want YOU to be the weakest link in the image consparicy, and NOT the equipment....think about that...

To the point, why do you keep using Pentax digital products that are often inferior to the competition? What is it with this brand loyalty?

Look at the other makes, and stop being so darned "loyal"...may all the makes be damned....forget about loyalty...go with the best you can find at the price you're willing to pay....don't be brand loyal.

Image is the Prime Directive, and with digital you should find the camera that gives the lowest noise for a given price point....with DSLR's it's about noise, and everything else is just fluff...as far as lenses/accessories go, all the makes make great lenses and accessories...so go for low noise...

Don't go with your "feelings" as someone suggested....choosing a camera system is not personal, not subjective....it's very objective, and use tangible metrics when comparing....keep "feelings" out of it...you're not looking for a mate, just a tool, a camera.
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I had a Honeywell Spotmatic and 2 ME Supers and they worked just fine on my budget. I always felt the Nikons were the Cads of cameras and I had a Chevrolet. Now I can afford Nikons and have no reason to switch, or envy anything!

Did you ever own the Honeywell Spotmatic?

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