Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Sorry, I know I've asked about this sort of thing in the past. But I keep waiting and waiting, and I'm finding these tempting offers for lenses, but NOT the exact one that I "think" I should get.... The background: I was looking for a 70-200 F2.8 lens, which I will use primarily for my kids' outdoor sports - tennis and Ultimate Frisbee. I was shooting a K30, with a Sigma 18-250, mostly because it's HSM, i.e., my only lens with the motor in the lens; my Pentax 55-300 and Sigma 50-500 are both...
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I posted a thread on potn but no luck over there, so hopefully someone can help me here :D I bought a Manfrotto 190x kit tripod and felt it is not sturdy enough so I returned it. I'm considering Sirui K30X for head and now i need to choose a tripod leg that goes well with them. Weight is not a huge issue unless it goes super heavy ( ~5lb should be okay). Currently looking at Induro AT 213 , AT 313, Sirui n2004x, and n3004x. Are they gonna do okay with the Sirui K30X? Anyone have some...
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Sorry for the long post. Thanks to those who read it, and thanks in advance for any input, suggestions, etc. OK, first, I'm all excited! I bought a K-3 today! I should get it by Monday! But I have a question: I currently shoot with a K-30. I bought a K-3 in part because of the improved AF performance. I own only ONE lens with the motor built into the lens itself: The Sigma 18-250 OS HSM. I like to shoot sports, but only when my kids are involved. (I'm not a "serious" sports shooter.) I shoot...
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I am a K-30 and K-M user and am thinking of upgrading. The K-S2 seems to be a feasible choice but the current price of the K-5 iis is quite attractive compared to the K-S2. I've heard that the K-5 IIs has better sharpness than the K-30 due to the lacking of the low pass filter. Also high ISO performance is better as well. I've held the K-5 original before and have to say the overall construction of the body is way better than the K-30, but heavier as well. The K-S2 obviously has all the...
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Just went to a local camera store to test this lens out since the store is having a clearance sale on this lens in Pentax mount. I mounted the lens on the camera as usual, turned on the camera, and the AF moves from infinity to closest focus distance then back and the focus is not focusing on the point (I use 1 point center point focus) and there's no AF confirmation beep. But when I mount my 18-135 kit lens everything is fine again. Focuses quickly on spot with confirmation beep...
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I'm starting to look into getting a 70-200 f/2.8 zoom. From this video, it appears the Sigma focuses faster:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqbnWI9Pvrw But what I have not really been able to determine is whether the newer HSM version of the Sigma focuses faster that the older, non-HSM version. I'd very much like to hear about anyone's personal experience with any of these three lenses. I would be using the lens primarily for night-time high school football, stadium lighting, that sort of...
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By: Bob Mcc (5 months ago)
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Does anyone have a theory as to why , on Ebay, I can get a k-50 w lens cheaper than a k-30 w lens? Seems odd.
hcoley
By: hcoley (5 months ago)
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I managed to scratch the LCD window on my new K-50 before I got the LCD protector on it. Polishing it just leaves it a bit hazy and I would like to replace it. I found one on eBay and it is for K5/K7. Are the LCD windows also the same for the K-30/K-50? Also does anyone know of a more reasonably priced source for these?  $45 seems it bit much for these.  It does include the tape and...
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Hello, I apologize if this been asked too many times. I tried to use the search function but still unable to get final answer. I would like to ask for advices for what mirrorless to get. You see, in my country the price is rather strange, and not all models are available, so I'm rather confused what to choose. I plan to use them for macro, landscape, some birds, and night shot. Here are my options (all price are converted to USD from my country currency):SONY ALPHA SLT A3000 KIT 18-55MM USD...
Danielalan7
By: Danielalan7 (8 months ago)
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What would the best first prime lens for me and which lenght of zoom 35 mm, 40mm or 55mm or anything else. I usaly take family photo, landscape, some plant or macro I own a pentax k-30 I am looking beatwin hd pentax 35 mm macro or hd pentax 40 mm
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