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Old Sep 1, 2009, 6:46 PM   #1
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It sounds like a very very impressive camera. Canon is #1 worldwide for good reason. But for the forseeable future, I'm happy with my K20D and my Pentax lens selection. And if I had the cash available, instead of buying this new and admittedly awesome sounding Canon, I'd spring for a Pentax K7. If I owend a bunch of Canon glass, my choice would probably be different.
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I'd spring for a Pentax K7. If I owend a bunch of Canon glass, my choice would probably be different.
that's why i shoot pentax.. i just upgraded to the k20d and will be happy with it for the next 3-5 years
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I am still earning a buck with my K10D and istDS and I really like my DA*50-135 and Carl Zeiss primes.
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Canon has stumbled a little in their product development over the last couple of years, the 40D was not a big enough step from the 30D, the 50D was a stopgap but still couldn't match a Nikon D300 and now they have used the single digit "pro" nomenclature on the replacement to show they are serious. All of these were great cameras but in the Canon/Nikon world you are not measured by how good you are but by how good the other guy is. Perhaps the fact that Pentax, and perhaps Olympus, have not been ranked in that same pool has given them a freedom of design which the top names dare not take.

Sony is pushing into this pool but strangely, their pro models, such as the new a850, have the best viewfinders out there while their entry and mid range have among the worst.

Canon should have another winner here, no one can describe any of their cameras as a bad choice.
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For me, Canon is a no go, as I tried a friends 40D with an L lens, and while it was lightning fast compared to my K20D, it did not feel comfortable in my hands.

Looking at the new model, the rear of the camera is upside down, with the selector ring at the bottom, requiring the use of a double jointed thumb to access while shooting.

Nice, but not my choice
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I'll stick to my K7, check this out
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I shoot canon products, just because i have since the 90s with my first camera the eos-630. so when canon releases something new and exciting, thats awesome.

however, when someone else releases a great new product, be it pentax with their k7 or nikon's d90 with hdtv, or oly's new e620, etc. i am excited too. because everytime someone pushes the envelope a little bit, i know that everyone in the industry is going to have to answer.

and in the end that makes everyone's chosen setup that much better.

i sure hope that the market continues to grow and that everyone can stay in the game, and drive the competition up.

btw- you guys really have quite a little pentax following here, lively forum!
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btw- you guys really have quite a little pentax following here, lively forum!
yes we do.. we could do a pentax only site but we want you guys to catch up
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When I first started looking at dSLR's in early 2006 I looked at the Canon, Nikon, Konica/Minolta (just before they left), Sony and Pentax. Pentax had a few good points for me. First and most important to me, it felt great in my hand. Almost like a glove in that all the knobs were right where I expected them to be, etc. I'd had a Canon EOS before this and never anything Pentax. All the others when I picked them up, just didn't feel "right". Then, the fact that it was such a great buy for the money. An important factor in my book.

I had the opportunity to hold the K-7 this week and get a brief look at it. This was a mistake as I've had the K20 too short a time to move up. It was a very nice camera. I could easily see myself using it.

Pentax has yet to disappoint me with what I photograph. Or, at least with my knowledge of what I should be able to do.

I agree with hards80 that the more each manufacturer expands their product, the better they all get.

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