Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I been using my K-30 on outings and when giving it to friends to take pictures they tend not to understand the DOF and focus stuff so I manual focus and turn it off while passing it to them. But I hate having to switch the knob on the body and the lens itself.The K-30 has 2 buttons that can be re-assigned, the RAW/Fx and the AF/AE-L button. But no where in the manual does it show that there's an option to lock the focus.Can someone help me, if it's possible, thanks.
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So (because i'm a big maths geek and do this sort of thing for fun) I was trying to work out what focal length of lens I'd need to fill my sensor (50%+) with the moon to take great detailed close up shots.now I've stolen a bunch of info from various wiki/ website to cobble this all together so i just wanted someone to check my math as I can get a bit mixed up, I'm still learning/relearning a lot of theory i've forgotten. Alternatively, if there is an easier way to calculate it...pentax K-30...
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The Pentax K-30 appears to be available with either an 18-55mm WR lens or a 18-135mm WR lens. Both lenses are spec'd at  F3.5-5.6. Is the 19-135 lens really as fast as the 18-55 within the shared zoom range? I wouldn't tend to expect that. I'm probably willing to pay the extra for the longer zoom range if, in practice, the lens maintains the f-equiviilent perfomrance, but I'm not willing to give up lens speed--low-light performance is the main reason for getting a K-30 For a prime lens...
morgun
By: morgun (Dec 31, 2012)
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Are the kit lenses that come with the K30 weather sealed, also are any other lenses sealedCheers for any helpAndrew
kbinAsia
By: kbinAsia (Dec 29, 2012)
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i am new to this forum, new to the K-30, and in need of Pentax user assistance: I recently (two weeks ago) bought a K-30 in Japan (with International warranty on body and lens), all seemed fine for the brief time i had with the camera in Japan. However, on my first trip out of the country and looking forward to some sunset shots in Indonesia, i noticed some strange behaviour from the camera, which quickly turned into outright malfunction! To the point where; when i tried to switch off the...
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Hi folks-Thanks first to this group as you had a large role in my deciding on the new K-30 that appeared at my door Monday. My main reason for moving up from a Lumix FZ-35 is the ability to improve my action and nature photos. This is my first DSLR though I owned a Leica and an OM-1 in my youth. My 55-year-old eyes can't see the whole viewfinder image with glasses, with or without the eyecup. Any suggestions from the bespectacled?Is there a light  alternative to the 55-300 zoom for action...
Rubicon Josh
By: Rubicon Josh (Dec 20, 2012)
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Hey Guys,   I have left my christmas shopping til the very last few days yet again. My girlfriend has mentioned her interest in learning more about photography and so I have thought about purchasing her an entry level DSLR and a few lessons as a Christmas gift. I haven't had the chance to keep up on the new models over the past couple of years so I am looking for advice. I have a budget of between $550 - $750 in mind. Locally it looks like I have access to these models: Pentax K30...
jojo81
By: jojo81 (Dec 18, 2012)
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I understand that once you've bought in to a system ie cannon/nikon etc you're stuck with their lenses cannon can't use nikon and visa versa.  however how do some of the other manufacturers come into this... Can I use tamron lenses with sony, or old Minolta lenses? can i use tamron with pentax?I'm seriously considering buying either a Sony A-57 or more likely The Pentax K-30 (weather sealed makes so much sense in UK summer!) bodies and then picking up some good lenses to go with the body.  A...
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Hello!I am debating between the Canon 60D and Pentax K30... and I’ve heard that the Pentax K30 is not good for video, aside from the lack of microphone input & HDMI outlet, what is it that makes the video bad?Also, for both cameras, how does autofocusing work in video mode?For one, is there an autofocus option? Or do they only have manual focus? I can’t seem to find much information on this. If this question has been asked before, please direct me to the appropriate thread..If they do have...
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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