I don’t know why more photographers don’t use Pentax equipment. Pentax was my first serious film camera, and I’ve stayed with it ever since. The quality has always been first-rate. But more importantly, the features suit me personally. The body is a little bit smaller than comparable Canon or Nikon versions and fits my hands a little bit better, making it more comfortable for me to use. I also prefer the layout of the dials and menus–they make a little more sense to my brain. Although I have recently added one Sigma lens, I like the lineup of Pentax lenses. They cover a lot of ground, and I’ve been able to get the combination of quality, price, and range in any Pentax lens I have purchased. Best of all, all lens functions are available to me, because the lenses are specifically matched to my camera bodies. Overall, I have found the Pentax line to be a very good value for the price. I have always found them to be affordable, while lacking nothing in quality.