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Why aren't the pentax LX's as popular as the F3 or whatever was the canon at the time? The pentax has weather sealing.
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/gear/, faggot
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>>3467918
>discussing a historical 40 year old camera and why it wasn't more successful
>needs to be thrown in the cancer general
Oh no I killed a sony shill thread
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I think by that point (early 80s) Pentax was already cemented as consumer-grade, while Canon vs Nikon for professionals had been a thing for a decade or more.

It sucks, Pentax makes great cameras, the 6x7 is probably the best camera of all time. I started with my mom's Pentax Super Program, I loved the size. I upgraded to the LX and I like it a lot, though I'm still not sure I can justify the price I paid for it ($500)--though of course I know how lucky we are to be using cameras that that originally sold for 4-5x as much when they came out.
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>>3467908
Being the popular thing is all about marketing, not features, and Nikon excelled at that. They went all in for the North American pro market, giving shit to famous photographers and made sure everyone knew they shot Nikon. They weren't anywhere near the most innovative but knew how to market and sell shit better than the others.
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>>3467965
I like my pentax 645. Weird you spent more on the LX than I spent on the 645
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>>3467922
Your thread is still cancer too m8y.
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>>3467989
blow me fag
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>>3467989
fuck off I thought the thread was interesting.
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>>3468125
It is, fuck 'em. Anyway as far as I know Pentax was highly respected in the 1960s but they dropped of in the 1970s when it came to quality while Canon moved into the spotlight. The flagship camera that really lost out though was the Minolta XM/XK. It was state of the art when it came out (looked like a Nikon F2 copy) but people didn't buy it since it didn't have a motordrive option and it was a Minolta and not a Nikon. Later on they brought out a motordrive edition but that one came too late as well.
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>>3467965
>I'm still not sure I can justify the price I paid for it ($500)
Woah, when was that?
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>>3468146
Am I the only one that thinks manual focus canons are not that good? I mean I get why they were picked by pros, but still most of them only have shutter priority, which in my opinion is way worse than aperture priority.
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>>3468157
yea I don't think I've ever shot in shutter priority
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What were the lenses a press photographer would have with an lx?
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>>3467908
because the 50/1.7 was the only lense pentacks made that wasn't fucking womped by the canikon alternatives, and real photographers buy lenses not cameras.
Same story for Oly. Lovely cameras, and if you can be happy with basic 50mm's and maybe some macro offerings then you're fine.
But none of their cams did anything a Nikon FE couldn't already do by 1978, and in terms of lenses they just went unanswered from a quality perspective by PanPus (ie; they may have made one, but it wasn't even in the ballpark optically)
>FD 14/2.8 L
>nikkor 20mm's
>FD 24/1.4 L
>nikkor 28/2.8 Ai-S
>nikkor 35/1.4
>FD 50/1.2L
>FD 85/1.2L
>nikkor 105/2.5
>FD 200/1.8L
>FD 300/2.8L
>literally any nikkor supertele ever
And this is the insurmountable lead canikon had before the AF era even began.
Olympus made a handful of slow, soft, CA riddled wideangles that people who haven't actually shot the real-brand options rave over, pentacks went with literal dad/pornographer meme-tier shit like fisheyes and soft focus and just shrugged and said "real pros shoot MF, buy that".

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Sticky mirror.
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>>3467908
Pentax LX was one of the greatest film cameras ever made, I intend to grab one before they become completely unattainable because of rich chinks and poos buying shit up like japs.
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>>3467908
>Why aren't the pentax LX's as popular as the F3 or whatever was the canon at the time?
If you check eBay the LX averages the same or higher price than a Nikon F3, so it *is* popular and appreciated.
I do consider it peak Pentax, like the OM-4 was peak Olympus.
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>>3468155
my bad, I paid $315 for it, Summer 2018. I also got the FA-2 finder for it from KEH for $50, they called it 'ugly', but it works fine, diopeter dial is just a little torn up.

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>>3467971
>They weren't anywhere near the most innovative
Maybe not after the early 80s but they were definitely one of the most innovative manufacturers before that
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>>3468300
Doesn't pentax have a good 43mm and 77mm?
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>>3473170
Popular/appreciated in it's time
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>>3468300
>Being a gearfag shill for ancient hardware.

That's yikes from me.
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>>3474176
The cognoscenti in every field can discern quality from fashion, you fuckwit.
>he prefers a 930 porsche to a dsg hot-v hybrid awd?? yikes!
>he prefers a 96 bordeaux to biodynamic pet nat from fucking california?? yikes!

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>>3467965
Actually the Canon vs Nikon rivalry became serious only after both moved to autofocus and Canon switched to EF mount. In the manual era Nikon was the undisputed king of professional SLRs. Basically if you wanted the best 135 format camera, the choice was between Leica and Nikon depending on whether you wanted a rangefinder or an SLR. This may sound weird nowadays but Nikon was much more prestigious company compared to others back then.

>>3467971
That's a bit unfair assessment, because Nikon did innovate but more importantly they were known for their reliability and build quality.



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