Pentax K-m (K2000)

Announced Sep 22, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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Kind of a long story.  As an amateur, I spent a lotta years shooting Pentax 35mm film cameras.  Spotmatics, K2's, even had an ME or two.  A lot of that was hand-me-downs from my Dad, and as digital took over, I've given most of the film stuff away, or sold it off on eBay. Cleaning up around here reminded me that I still have two "prized" Pentax items (high-end K-mount SMC telephoto lenses).  I'd like to put these up for auction, but realistically cannot do that without testing these myself....
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I use a ten year old Canon 10D and,when shooting Raw, use Photoshop Elements 11 which suits me well. My son has just bought a Canon 700D for his partner who is taking a Photography course and is very enthusiastic, I would like to know whether, when she visits me, she would be able to use Elements 11 with the new camera to process her RAW shots?  I kmow that the new camera comes with Canon Software but don't think she has used it.Any advise appreciated. Thanks Geoff
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Hello, One of the camera stores nearby have these two lenses for sale. Both of them are similarly priced (around $200). The M42 mount lens is the second version with the serial number ending in 12. Which lens to buy? Both of them have pretty good reviews in the lens reviews section. Does one have any advantage over other? Is one sharper than the other? Thanks. --https://www.flickr.com/photos/maripalli/
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Hello all, I am a Pentax newbie who recently bought a Pentax K-3. I was just going through my local craigslist to see if I can find any good used lenses and found an old VIVITAR 85mm - 205mm screw on lens for about $25. I know that its an old manual focus lens but for that price I am super tempted to buy. Even if I wont carry it with me all the time, I can use it to take photos of moon once in a while. I looked up on pentax forums and found decent reviews:Vivitar 85-205mm f/3.8 Lens Reviews -...
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Hello Everyone, I am going to visit the underground river in Palawan, Philippines seeing stalagmites, stalactites. It is now one of the 7 wonders of the world. I have the Panasonic G2 that I bought in 2010. The cave is 1.5 km, very dark with just the aid of one flashlight for a group of 6 people. Should I buy another camera that can take lowlight or no light conditions? A lens for my G2 or a flash?  Bringing a DSLR is not really an option for this trip. Thanks! I am just a casual photographer.
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By: kirkt3 (2 months ago)
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I e-mailed Sigma yesterday re: the the release of the Sigma 18-300 lens for K mount cameras. Here's the disappointing reply that I received: Good afternoon, Unfortunately this lens is not available yet. We also don’t have an estimated shipping date. Our parent company hasn’t started taking orders for it from us yet which generally means that it is at least 3 months out. I apologize for the inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day! Best regards, Michael...
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magic lantern  reports that I have more liveview shutter actuations on my 60D than photo-taking shutter actuations. But I don't use livewview so often. How is that possible? I run the latest nightly. --Amateur, first DSLR 2012: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5331216022My avatar honors Albert Einstein: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_EinsteinRecommended music for street photography: Dance Like Joke, Mozart Concerto 23, Doom E2M3, TZDV Faderhead, KMFDM, Vivaldi Four Seasons.Is there a...
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Situation: Bike race on a sunny day I am standing 10m (32ft) after a bending, the speed they are coming at me is about 20 km/h (12.5 mph) I'm trying to get pictures of the fastest of a group Question: How would you set up your NX300 / NX30 (with 45mm 1.8)? Mode: Shutter Priority / Aperture Priority / Manual ? if Shutter Priority: Shutter: 1000 ? if Aperture Priority: Aperture: 4 / 5.6 / 8 ? ISO: 100 / Auto ? Min. shutter speed: 1/250? AF Mode: SAF / CAF ? AF Area: Selection AF / Multi AF /...
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Pentax 135mm fixed prime, anyone have experience with one of these manual k-mount lenses? --bought 5 pentax spotmatics while serving in Viet Nam 1968, they got me started!
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I can get my hands on a number of K-mount lenses from a friend. I see myself picking up a Pentax down the line, so I wanted to see if it would be worth it pick these lenses up now if I plan on getting one of Pentax' higher end cameras in the future. If Pentax does indeed come out with a full-frame camera in the next few years, would it make one that supports K-mount lenses without an adapter? It doesn't look like the company does so with its medium-format cameras, so I'm a little apprehensive...
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