Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello, Can I find a good WR telephoto lens for my Pentax K-30 that is under $400? I'm looking for focal length to 300mm. I'm a newbie and I appreciate your assistance. Thank you! James
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Hello, I'm starting on in digital photography. Over the last couple months, my research has narrowed me down to the Pentax K-30. I've recently posted a similar question in the "Beginners Forum," but was hoping to get some specific feedback from Pentax shooters. I plan to do a lot of wildlife and landscape photography. For instance, I will be shooting wildlife on big-game hunts with my father. I could use some feedback on these to...
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for K-30 camera body: I've got a Minolta Rokkor-X MD f1.4 50mm lens, and I'm trying to decide if it's redundant to my Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL. I can buy an MD --> K mount adapter, but what I don't know is whether the result will still effectively be an f1.4 lens, or I'l lose enough light that I might as well use the Pentax f2.4 and forget the older lens. It's about a $70 swing, because the adapter (Fotodiox) costs about $40, or I could try to just sell the lens on ebay and maybe if I'm lucky...
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I have had my new DA* 200 lens checked by Pentax and they say it is ok. They have calibrated it to my K30 yet it does not begin to give sharp iq until it is stopped down to f4. For what is supposed to be a pro quality lens and described as giving excellent IQ I find that unacceptable or am I expecting too much???
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Intrigued by the comments from a member on this forum, I ask this question regarding the 18-135 lens which came as a part of the kit for my K30. The following images were taken at 135 mm stopped down to f8. All shot as jpegs, first one adjusted for color in Faststone viewer, remaining all sooc. These are just snapshots at home, nothing special about them except maybe the subject (who happens to be my 5 month old daughter). I consider them sharp but then again I am relatively new to...
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I have the macro/tele with contacts for metering, but no autofocus.  I have a couple of questions:I'm looking at getting a DA 50mm f/1.8 as an inexpensive fast indoor lens.  Can I couple this with the teleconvertor?  Do I simply set camera body on manual focus and Av?I read somewhere to use caution with coupling macro/tele to zoom lenses.  Is this only a concern with very short focal lengths ?  Is it ok to couple with a 50-200 lens?  Same settings as above?Thanks for guidance on above.
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Hi guys,Before my K-30 would warn me by beeping whenever I manually focus and it's "in focus". For some reason it no longer does this.Does anyone know how I can turn this feature on? IT's odd i thought it was focus peaking and automatic, even in manual or programmed mode. I really miss it.Thanks in advance.
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By: tarmstrong (Jan 27, 2013)
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This is strictly for the users of these cameras and or shooting style. Meaning: I have done all my homework and narrowed it down to these cameras specifically, I just can't decide.Looking for a system camera to compliment my point and shoot.What I shoot (in that order): Travel (in general)StreetLandscape /ArchitectureIndoor/nightThe cameras:1. Pentax K-52. Pentax K-303. Fujifilm X-E14. Olympus OM-DI know I am considering mirrorless next to DSLR, but my reasons are size versus cost versus...
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By: Pheonix (Jan 26, 2013)
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Hey All,Wondering about chopping in the nearly new K30 for a K5iiThinking about improved AF performance, top LCD, and being able to put a grip on it (K-30 not as usable in portrait mode, although not awful!)I have a K-01 as a backup body / video body, so I'm not too worried about lack of video functions.Also I've found the K-30 inconsistent compared to the K-01 with my Metz 58AF1 / Pentax AF360FGZ. I know there are some bounce over exposure problems, but wondering if the K5ii might also be...
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By: tarmstrong (Jan 26, 2013)
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Regardless of camera, I have decided that my first lens is to be the 18-135mm.I am right now strongly leaning toward the K-5.Other contenders: K-5 ii (s was clearly too much for little added benefit for what I was going to be shooting) and the K-30.I would ultimately buy the K-30 if only the battery life was better and the shutter sound was softer.So, there we have it. The K-5. Only thing that is considered a negative is autofocus and age.What do you all think?
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