Pentax *ist DL

Announced Jun 1, 2005 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
chr1z
 
0
replies

I love this camera, the kit lense isnt the greatest but works well. Problems: Many lenses are expensive because they were discontinued, autofocus sucks in the dark but works well when combined w/ an external flash with focus assist light. You can also pop up the flash so that it will strobe in the dark then close the flash after it has been focused.

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
R Ritter
 
0
replies

I bought my DL just after Pentax dropped their price on this wonderful camera. I paid $490 US and now it is an even better deal. The build is superior compared to the Canon Rebel, Nikon D50, and the Olympus 500. The view finder is the best in this price range too. Great image quality, great camera. In addition to a great kit lens in the 18-55 I also have two Sigma lens, an 18-125 & a 28-300. The 18-125 is my do everything well lens. Problems: Not enough time to use it. Indoor exposure can ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Alefone
 
0
replies

A work of art that produces real ART.If you think you are ready don't look no further.This camera is worth every dollar you pay for it and I really can't imagine more from it.Got a great deal on it and can't wait to enjoy taking pictures:) Problems: NON WHAT SO EVER:)

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Adiel Shmit
 
0
replies

the natural starting point for anyone wanting a DSLR. for me it felt natural in the hand much more than the competition,choice of lenses, and the wonderful quality of pictures closed the deal completely.. I could not be happier. for once, through digitized camera, we can more easily remember how beautiful our world really is.. I would reccomend this camera to anyone who wants good pictures... Problems: not enought time to take more pictures...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
romancos
 
0
replies

Excellent camera, as if made by photographers for protographers. Pure joy using since very first shot with it. Highly recommend anyone. Problems: None, sensor low pass filter could be further away from the sensor to eliminate dust spots at slower apertures of F/16 or so, but hey, none of them done it except for Sigma DSLR to my knowledge, but I never tested how their dust screen actually performs at slow apertures (if it has any effect at all).

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
D T
 
0
replies

I normally wouldn't feel right putting straight fives, but if you doubt me spend a day with an Olympus Evolt 500 then with the Pentax DL.If you compare the build quality,ease of use,and ergonamics between them I think you will agree that the Pentax wins hands down!!It takes very good photos..better than I should be able to take.Let go of the megapixle race (6.1 vs 8) from Canon and Olympus and realize that 6.1 is plenty for all but maybe true pro photographers.In addition I get approximately ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
ronrasp
 
0
replies

What a Great camera! The ist-dl has made going digital as easy as the zx-7 was to going 35mm! AND I can use the same lenses!!! no added expense for new lenses! It is so light weight that really feels comfortable in my hands. I did check a few other dslr's before purchasing (even though I knew what I wanted) but the ist-dl just felt right as soon as I picked it up. I've had it now for a few weeks & it's just a wonderful camera! Pentax has really outdone themselves with this. I really can't ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Steve Foster
 
0
replies

I've had mine for a couple of weeks now, and "LOVE" it! Well built, easy to use, but I still have a lot to learn. Takes great pictures. One thing that sold me, was the stainless steel body, and steel lens attachment ring. All of the competition in this class are all plastic. I got a good deal on mine, from Dell. Problems: None so far.....

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
the mayor
 
0
replies

I looked at all the "entry level" DSLR's and just didn't feel comfortable with any....The D-50 seemed like the way to go ....But I wasn't COMPLETELY sold.......It Has To Feel Right and none of them did.......I was ready to give up and get the Panasonic FZ-30 andkeep learning this hobby...Then when all hope was lost.......Iwent to Ritz last night and held the PENTAX ist DL.........WOW Ifinally feel IT.....You know what I mean........I found MY CAMERA.....This Baby Feels great.....And it is ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Symphonix
 
0
replies

The *ist DL is astounding value for money and has build quality far above the rest of its class. It undercuts the price of the Nikon D50, the KM5D, and the Canon EOS and Rebel by a huge margin. The DL uses the same sensor as the Nikon, and is identical to the *ist DS2 except for using a pentamirror viewfinder in place of pentaprism, less flash-sync modes, and fewer autofocus sensor points. The thing that swung me to the Pentax in the end was the build quality. In the user's hands, it feels ...

View review in forums Leave a comment on this review