A&P Pentax K10D - Any good?

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  1. jeffman

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    My brother just recently bought one, said he likes it :dunno:

    Also said he doesnt exactly know how to use it yet :o
     
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    they are fine, plenty or reviews on the net.

    if i didnt have pentax accessories i would aim for a canon or nikon though.
     
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    :werd: On the canon/nikon, there are so many more accessories/lenses available. And the pentax is pretty much in the same price range of the Rebel XTi and Nikon D70.
     
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    aa batteries ftl
     
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    It uses a Lithium-Ion battery.

    Photos straight from the Pentax tend not to have color impact like from a Nikon/Canon, but it's pretty good and can be PP'd. There are tons of older lenses that you can use on the Pentax - and the newer lenses like the Limiteds have great optical quality for half the price as Nikon/Canon lenses.

    Depends on what you want to shoot though. The K10D is a great all-around camera. But if you want fast telephoto stuff, I'd stick with Canon, although Pentax is finally coming out with some fast telephoto * lenses. If you're into flash photography, go with a Nikon.

    I would go try and feel out the camera and make sure it feels right to you. Any of the DSLR cameras from the major brands are all good enough for the average enthusiast.
     
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    can the color be adjusted in camera to give it more impact?
     
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    yes. supposedly thats only a problem with Jpeg shooting, RAW files pop more
     
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    Yeah, there are adjustments you can make in-camera for better JPEG output.
     
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    i just picked it up today so i will let you know how it looks
     
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    why'd you go pentax?
     
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    Built in IS and sensor cleaning, full weather proof seals, feels great in my hand, cheap than a D80.
     
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    Looks fine :dunno:. In that price range pretty much everything is going to take the same picture, it's mainly just your personal preference on options, feel, interface, etc that matters.
     
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    hope you like it. But I hope you also understand that optical IS is more effective than in body, sensor cleaning is a joke, and full weather seals mean light rain only
     
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    And 2-3x more expensive :noes:

    Better then nothing IMO.


    Enjoy the camera, I think it's a good camera for the price.
     
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    you get what you pay for. I just wanted to make sure he knew its not all its advertised to be.
     
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    Its surprisingly pretty awesome. It's AWB which was known for being "Always Wrong Balance" is very smart.

    edit sorry .. thought you said 100 ..: \
     
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    this is my first DSLR and I'm liking it so far. Really starting to get a feel for how to get the colors, brightness out of a shot. I'll get a collection of my favorite shots and post them later. I don't have my own computer right now so its hard to keep things organized.
     
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    I think any camera can only do so much. At the end of the day it's the photography that will make or break a picture and not the hardware he is using.

    I think my next step is to take a look at the 18-250 or maybe even the 28-300 Tamron lenses.
     
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    The new Tamron 18-250mm is suppose to a real good walkaround lens if you want that large zoom range. You should also look into the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 which is proven to be sharp. If you want wider, check out the newer Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Macro (not the older non-macro version).
     
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    Congratulations on the new camera. Pentax makes nice stuff. I love my K100D, even with AA batteries :noes:.
     
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    cool, thanks for the suggestions. I also wouldn't mind looking at some f1.8 lenses for clean action shots
     
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    Not aware of any longer range Pentax telephoto lenses with an aperture of 1.8. There's a 200mm and 300mm f/2.8 that can be found used on eBay once in a while. Or try your luck finding a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8. You should also wait for the new DA* lenses that should be coming out late '07/early '08 which include some faster telephotos. Depends on what kind of action shots you're talking about though - you may not necessarily need real fast stuff for decent shots.

    I have some shots I took with a Sigma 24-135mm of a F1 car that I could show you if you want, but I'm at work right now.
     
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    I was looking for a single zoom lens between 50-80mm with an aperture of 1.8
     

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