Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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boxcam78
By: boxcam78 (Dec 14, 2012)
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Cany anyone tell me what useful purposes the Green Button serves on the K30.   The user manual is rathe vague on this.     Also what exacltly is P-Line page 162 in user manual.
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Greetings & happy holidays,First post!I'm in the market for a new DSLR.  I have a lot of experience with an old Pentax 35mm camera.  My point & shoot is a Canon Powershot A650.I have access to a couple of 35mm Pentax lenses.  One is a basic lens (not sure length) and the other is a good telephoto.My interests are landscape photography, night photography (extended exposure shots - including light trails), and I just bought a Celestron telescope from Costco of which I want to get a mount to try...
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I bought a new K-30 with 50-200 WR lens (still waiting for the 18-55WR to arrive).  I've had the camera for less than a week and was consistently getting blurry images at the shorter focal lengths.  As a beginner, I was not sure if it was me or the lens.  I read some information and printed off some focus test charts and tried tje described 45 degree angle shot of the charts.  Lens seems spot on at 200 mm, slightly backfocused at 100 mm and way backfocused at 50 mm.   I took the tripod...
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Is anyone aware of a solution for charging a loaded AA adapter for the K-30/K-r as though it were a pack - e.g. - "drop-in" charger?I think it might be possible to hack something together but I'm hoping not to have to re-invent the wheel here.Thanks.
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Hi,I’ve been doing a lot of reading over the last couple of weeks and the more I research, the more I’m suffering from analysis paralysis so I thought I could ask for your opinions/experiences… What are the main difference between entry-level and enthusiast cameras? What additional features do enthusiast-level cameras offer? Is it a matter of image quality? Or other features?A little bit of background on me; I’ve owned a film SLR as well as digital p&s with manual shooting mode (which I...
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Hello, I would not exactly consider myself a beginner, I've been at it for a few years, but I am looking to upgrade from my Pentax k100d. I shoot pretty much everything, in every type of lighting. My favorite type of photography is HDR. I am looking for a camera that is rugged and can take good quality pictures. I've been looking at the three cameras mentioned in the question and I would appreciate it if someone could advise me on what one I should choose or recommend a different camera. Thanks!
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I am waiting on my K-30 and DA 18-55mm WR lens to arrive.I am seeking recommendations for a filter? Will a polariser suffice or do I need a UV filter also?I am considering the following:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00007FX3Q/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i5?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0D9JERX9NE2J98H3NJVF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=317828027&pf_rd_i=468294Thanks,Simon (new to all this and on a enjoyable steep learning curve!) :-)
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Hi, what would be the best camera for still photography? A built in image stabilizer in the camera or in the lens? I am new to photography and want to upgrade my point and click camera to either DSLR or a bridge camera.I have narrowed down my search to Pentax K30, Canon T3i and Nikon D3200. Which one would be the best starting camera for a newbie? Or any other camera that might be a better starting camera for scenic and wild life photography.Thanks
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Hello I'm new here,I just ordered a K-30, my first DSLR and I am wondering which is the best SD card to get in terms of transfer speed.I'll probably choose Sandisk and if so can the K-30 actually utilise the Extreme Pro at 90MB/s?Or should I choose:Ultra @ 30MB/sExtreme @ 45MB/sThanks.
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Hi,A friend of mine is thinking about getting a DSLR system. I'm a firm believer in the Pentax range as great quality/value for money, but I recognise that it's not for everyone and as my friend's daughter already has a Nikon system he may be better to go that way and possibly share lenses etc.So my friend's budget is around £500 and he would preferably like a system that will give him a bit of telephoto capablity as well (he's a pilot like me and would like to take photos of planes).He wants...
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