Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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.
tarmstrong
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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Hello,I am considering either the Nikon d5200, Sony a57 and 65 or the Pentax k-30. I just wanted to mainly know which camera has superior high ISO performance, the a57 or the a65. And if anybody knows would the Nikon d5200 be better than both of these or maybe even the Pentax k-30 (I have heard it has pretty good high ISO performance). As a side note, If you know which has the best dynamic range, that would also be useful.thanks in advance,Albert
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Hi,I was surprised to note that in the section "dynamic range" can lead to different conclusions that the grade given in dxomarks.Exemple: Pentax k-30/Sony SLT Alpha 55Dxomarks: 13 for Pentax, 12.4 for SonyBut if you look at the dynamic range graph with the  interactive dynamic range comparison widget, it seems that the Sony has a much wider dynamic range !!So who can I trust ???I doubt there are lot's of ways to measure this, I 'am surprised to see such differences.If you have an...
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input from a forum member (not my effort):New MaxISO account called "Equals Nothing"http://www.dpreview.com/members/3099240829The usual hints, but also proof. Picture posted from the K30:http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50694429Picture posted by Max:http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50063507Using Jeffrey's EXIF view: http://regex.info/exif.cgi Same unique "Camera Profile Digest" tag:http://i47.tinypic.com/53okcy.jpgand some other new accounts I find...
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Hi all, I've asked a few questions on this forum already, and everyone has been very helpful. I think I have enough information now to give you a very clear description of what I need in a camera, and hopefully you can point me to the best option. First, the camera will be used extensively for video (for my business), while producing stills as a hobby. The videos will only be 5 minutes in length, in a well-lit "studio", the camera will be "un-manned", sitting on a tripod. I will use...
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