Rare Sighting......


davidstorm

Link Posted 11/07/2012 - 19:35
I've actually seen quite a few in recent times, including a very young lady (18-ish) with a blue K-x in London, a man with a K-5 at Clumber Park, and another man in London who although he didn't have a K-5, he knew all about them and commented on what a great camera it is.

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David
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Frankie

Link Posted 11/07/2012 - 21:11
I walked the walls of Dubrovnik in May and saw more Pentax cameras than any other make of DSLR. I said "nice camera" to one lady and she looked at me as if I had two heads. I didn't bother after that as I guessed they probably didn't speak English.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 11/07/2012 - 21:19
In Tenerife there was another Pentax user waiting for the cable car to the top of Mt Teide, and I did the same as you, Frankie (even flashing my camera at the other guy), and got a similar response. He either didn't understand me, or perhaps just thought 'so we own a similar camera, what's the big deal'?

There was another Pentax owner up on top, a young woman. This time I restrained my urge to elicit camera-based camaraderie.
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Stuey

Link Posted 11/07/2012 - 21:38
I have spotted a few other Pentax users - notably we often pass each other without time to speak - one was ascending Dinas Bran as I was on the way down trying to keep up with the little guy and another crossing the aqueduct in a crowd in opposite directions - just enough for a passing nod

I see a lot of Olympus users around the aqueduct at Froncysyllte though - it seems to be a magnet for them
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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greynolds999

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 07:56
Have I missed the start of some new hobby? Can you get an Eye Spy book and tick off the different sort of Pentax users as you see them? Or do you write down their engine numbers in a book whilst wearing an anorak and a bobble hat?
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 08:24
greynolds999 wrote:
Have I missed the start of some new hobby? Can you get an Eye Spy book and tick off the different sort of Pentax users as you see them? Or do you write down their engine numbers in a book whilst wearing an anorak and a bobble hat?

I don't think it's gone quite that far yet Gareth, they are still working on the categories, classification and genus names

Carl
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MarkTaylor

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 10:33
greynolds999 wrote:
Have I missed the start of some new hobby? Can you get an Eye Spy book and tick off the different sort of Pentax users as you see them? Or do you write down their engine numbers in a book whilst wearing an anorak and a bobble hat?

Didn't know they had engine numbers.
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Stuey

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 13:08
MarkTaylor wrote:
greynolds999 wrote:
Have I missed the start of some new hobby? Can you get an Eye Spy book and tick off the different sort of Pentax users as you see them? Or do you write down their engine numbers in a book whilst wearing an anorak and a bobble hat?

Didn't know they had engine numbers.

I can't find mine
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 14:38
As you can guess I'm a Saab owner - we're another group that tend to wave to another - if I see another Dame Edna 9-5 I flash my lights and sometimes get a good response....Saabs I avoid are those:

9-3 TiD owners, mostly estate - these are wannabe-Audi owners so won't respond....TTiD owners on the other hand tend to know their stuff
9-3 estates with baby on boad signs...
9-3 Convertibles driven by mum/blonde trophy wife...

99 or classic 900 or 9000 owners always respond. Thirty years ago it was different as most buyers were private and the Saab-wave was common and reciprocated...

When I'm out with my K20D or K-5 I always try to catch the eye of another Pentax user, I receive frequent nods.
Users of other brands occasionally comment on the K-5, usually favourably
If I am out with my other half who's a Canon user - then her camera gets more comments as the 50D/5DII grip & L looks more substantial.
With the D3 it's a different level, three types of response:
D1/2/3/4/700 - compare kits and ask about item x
D200/300 - admiting glances
D3100/5100/7100 - you get smirks because they are pixel snobs and 12MP doesn't make the grade these days....
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milamber

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 16:01
Another one today in Naples Museum. Common as muck obviously Not a K-r this time, had a top screen and I didn't want to look too closely in case she thought I was some sort of voyeur.
Last Edited by milamber on 12/07/2012 - 16:04

Oso

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 18:38
On the average, wherever I go, I notice that Nikons & Canons outnumber by quite a margin Pentax, I guess that most budding photographers like to be seen carrying equipment favoured by the well known photographers.

Nikon's image was boosted by the Korean and Vietnam wars for their legendery durability by the war correspondents.

On most sports evants, you see more white telephoto lens, i.e more Canon telephoto lens than others, this signify that Canon is fovoured by sports photographers.

I do not have a DSLR as I still do a lot of 35mm mostly in B/W, I use my Pentaxes, Nikons, Canons and I like all of them with no distinction between them.

Oso

chrysb

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 19:30
The wife and I visited Kenya in early June for our 30th anniversary.

Whilst on Safari we saw plenty of folks with Cannikon kit including some lenses so big they had their own wheeled transport.

On day three of our safari I bumped into an american gentleman who was shooting a K20 with 55-300.

He was my first digital Pentax meet and greet, as I was his. We were both delighted to find a fellow Pentaxian.
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greynolds999

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 20:48
Stuey wrote:
MarkTaylor wrote:
Quote:
Have I missed the start of some new hobby? Can you get an Eye Spy book and tick off the different sort of Pentax users as you see them? Or do you write down their engine numbers in a book whilst wearing an anorak and a bobble hat?

Didn't know they had engine numbers.

I can't find mine

Ah, well you've got to know where to look. Er, they're on the side of the engine above the piston box. Ah - of course you've got to make sure it's not a dromedary. 'Cos if it's a dromedary it goes in the dromedary book.
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Stuey

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 22:37
greynolds999 wrote:
Stuey wrote:
Quote:
greynolds999 wrote:
Have I missed the start of some new hobby? Can you get an Eye Spy book and tick off the different sort of Pentax users as you see them? Or do you write down their engine numbers in a book whilst wearing an anorak and a bobble hat?

Didn't know they had engine numbers.

I can't find mine

Ah, well you've got to know where to look. Er, they're on the side of the engine above the piston box. Ah - of course you've got to make sure it's not a dromedary. 'Cos if it's a dromedary it goes in the dromedary book.




K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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ronniemac

Link Posted 12/07/2012 - 23:41
My last comment on this post was entirely wrong. I regularly see another person with a Pentax DSLR (*ist D), she is my teenage daughter.
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