Yes it is... excellent cameras, very poor marketing
Pentax was incredible in the 60s, and 70s; the SPotmatic is so good, that t feels like a comfort blanket, the K series (Kx, K2) was groundbreaking and the M series brought a electronic shutters and controls mainstream... they even had the 1st autofocus commercial camera (ME-F)
I think that after the LX, the marketing of Nikon, Canon, and the innovation of Minolta just was too much...
then came the plastic cameras in the 90s which were horrible.
I bought into their Digitals, because they were affordable for all the glass I had(Nikon was just too expensive for old glass)
Great camera, built like tanks, stabilization in the body
I hope RIcoh keeps them alive
Why not use Pentax themselves ? The new K-1 is getting raving review and will go back and support every M, K, A, F, FA or DA lens ever made.
Edited by titrisol, 14 June 2016 - 02:19.