Non Pentax User ;)


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 19:56
I've been using the forum for a few days now and found it very useful and extremely friendly
As a GX20 user I'm wondering if there are many of us on here? "Samsung" and "GX20" don't return many results using the search function.
The sad thing is that I've never seen a photographer using a Pentax DSLR, let alone a *cough* Samsung!
Apart from the fact that I bought my GX20 un-used for under 400, the compatability with Pentax K-mount glass made it very appealing.


GX20; DA 17-70 F4; 18-55 kit; Ricoh 50mm F2; Vivitar 75-205mm F3.8


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 20:00
You are more than welcome with your re-badged K20d.
My Photobucket


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 20:08
Welcome Matt,

You mention that: 'The sad thing is that I've never seen a photographer using a Pentax DSLR, let alone a *cough* Samsung!'

Well I'm in Cambridge so not so far away from you in Saffron Walden and I use one!



Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 20:16
Hello Matt. You should have been in Whitby on Saturday those Pentax things were everywhere.
Too Old To Die Young
Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 20:48
I did a little experiment in Dorset in the summer, by not-very-scientifically counting up what different brands of SLR people were using when I noticed them (there were a lot about as it was the folk festival). I expected to see a massive bias towards Canon and Nikon but was pleasantly surprised to see Pentax holding their own and even a couple of Samsung - quite a few people using film SLRs as well, where Pentax seemed to be positively in the majority...

Mat W

My Flickr: link


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 20:56

Another GX20 pentax user (cough cough).
I scuttle about as unobtrusively as possible.

Saffron W is a hot bed with you and .

Perhaps there should be a Pentax/Samsung User forum strap band? A bit like a masonic handshake.

Lurking is shirking.!


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 21:05
Hi and welcome to the forum.

K-3's, K-3II.
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 DC HSM EX, Pentax SMC FA 35mm F2 AL, Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM, Pentax SMC DFA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro,
Pentax DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM, HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW, Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW.
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW .
Pentax AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 21:11
It's OK guys, Samsung DSLR Users don't have to be unobtrusive!

Well met, and be welcome!
Best regards, John


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 21:12
Welcome to the forum, and yes there are a lot of Samsung users on here.

Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 21:14
Hi Matt & welcome to the forum.



Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 22:10
Hello Matt and welcome. Very pleased with my GX20!



Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 23:20
Hi and welcome to the forum.


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 23:28
Thanks for the kind welcome

And wow! Another GX20 in S Walden

GX20; DA 17-70 F4; 18-55 kit; Ricoh 50mm F2; Vivitar 75-205mm F3.8


Link Posted 02/11/2009 - 23:33

Tim is a K20D man from his sig line but at least in the same town.

Lurking is shirking.!


Link Posted 03/11/2009 - 03:35 enjoy the site.
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