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    you have to be a Pentax user to get this...

    by Big Red » Tue May 19, 2009 6:37 pm

    How many Pentaxians does it take to change a light bulb?

    - Seven to say that they also have a problem changing light bulbs.

    - Twelve to say that they don't like the direction that Pentax's lightbulb division is going and are threatening to change to another brand of bulb.

    - Twenty to say that if you don't like Pentax light bulb, then move to something else. The light bulb you use has nothing to do with anything. They're all the same. They all put out light.

    - The same above twenty people to later state, without any irony, they love their one particular light bulb model from one brand, as it's sharp, clear, and bright, and everything looks even better when it's under light from that bulb.

    - Another twenty to say that they used to be with another lightbulb brand and changed to Pentax brand bulbs.

    - About a hundred people to say they got banned from the dpreview.com forums for asking or talking about a similar thing.

    - Two people to ask what's the difference betwee the 43-watt bulbs and the 40-watt bulbs.

    - Fifteen people to say that you should get one of the older bulbs Pentax no longer make - those bulbs are just as good, if not better, than the new ones.

    - Ten to complain that those old bulbs are way overpriced on eBay and Craigslist.

    - Eight to ask how they get those older bulbs running on the newer sockets.

    - Another eight wondering if you can get the newer bulbs to run on older sockets, even if the cone of light put out is smaller than it needs to be.

    - Fifty to say they want full frame sockets and bulbs, even the new ones.

    - One to say "The new ones are full frame! The size of the frame is always the 'full frame' so a 24x16 is already full frame! It's a full APS-C frame!" and try to act smug because it supposedly solves the above poster's gripe, wrapping it up in a nice, neat parcel of circular reasoning.

    - One to say to the above that's not what they mean - the term "full frame" has a popular definition meaning "the same area as a frame of 35mm film - 36x24mm."

    - Fifty to vehemently disagree the above, saying that the current ones are perfectly good, as for a given bulb, the light goes 1.5 times farther, and fail to comprehend why you'd want a bulb and socket setups that cover more area for a given bulb wattage.

    - Forty-seven to say that Pentax should make a smaller, rangefinder light bulb and socket system.

    - Forty-seven to say they don't see the point of a smaller, rangefinder system.

    - Three two say that the best lightbulbs aren't the bayonet mounts, but the screw-in ones - even if they start to give off yellow light as they age.

    - Four to wonder if all Pentax's new lightbulbs are made by Tokina, and four to tell those people there's no reason or evidence that they are.

    - Three people to say they know what new lightbulbs Pentax will be bringing out, but they're under an NDA. One of those will post photos of the new bulbs, then have to take them down and apologise profusely. One will have access to the new bulbs before they go on the market, and one will claim she knows people who work at Pentax's lightbulb division - one person will later come along and say that the other person is using her name and who the hell does that other person think she is?

    - One to ask the same question about changing bulbs, but to post it in the wrong forum.

    - Three to say they're selling the exact same bulb the original poster is looking for in the marketplace, but only one of those will ship outside CONUS.

    - A few Aussies to get ropeable at the price of bulbs in America.

    - Sixty-four to say that Pentax needs to market their lightbulbs better.

    - Three to pay out the users of "old" lighting technology that uses chemical reactions instead of electronics to illuminate stuff.

    - One smug bastard to say that he only paid $25 for his 50mm f1.2 bulb, at a pawnshop.
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    by ziggy » Tue May 19, 2009 7:47 pm

    Wow substitute Olympus for Pentax and the same applies
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    by Kristine65 » Tue May 19, 2009 9:16 pm

    About a hundred people to say they got banned from the dpreview.com forums for asking or talking about a similar thing.
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    OMG That's gold!


    Three to say they're selling the exact same bulb the original poster is looking for in the marketplace, but only one of those will ship outside CONUS.
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    Funny cause it's sooooo tr00!!!!!!1!1!11

    Tell me you posted this at Pentax ;)
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    by Busiboy » Tue May 19, 2009 11:22 pm

    ziggy wrote:Wow substitute Olympus for Pentax and the same applies


    I was going to say exactly the same thing LOL
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    by Dave_XTC » Fri May 22, 2009 2:24 pm

    And to just confuse things even further......

    Pentax light bulbs are now Hoya light bulbs.
    "Now that I have invented the roll film, it is now up to another to introduce the Pentax SLR camera to use it in. What a perfect combination that will be !!"...George Eastman (1888).
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    by keith_h » Fri May 22, 2009 9:19 pm

    While we are on the topic of light bulbs, how many physiotherapists does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Just one but it will take ten visits.
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