Pentax K-m (K2000)

Announced Sep 22, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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I debated about whether to post this in the Sony or KM forum, in the end I decided on the Sony forum because I suspect I'd have more chance of finding the right answer here. I want to set up a cheapo studio at home for photographing items for our small business. Nothing too fancy or expensive, but there are a couple of pitfalls I don't want to fall in to. I'm currently (still) using my KM 7D body, and that will continue to be used for the time being. At some point I am sure that I will...
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I am a K-30 and K-M user and am thinking of upgrading. The K-S2 seems to be a feasible choice but the current price of the K-5 iis is quite attractive compared to the K-S2. I've heard that the K-5 IIs has better sharpness than the K-30 due to the lacking of the low pass filter. Also high ISO performance is better as well. I've held the K-5 original before and have to say the overall construction of the body is way better than the K-30, but heavier as well. The K-S2 obviously has all the...
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Could I have some tripod/head recommendations from the forum regarding what is sturdy enough for 2kg camera + lens  and at the same time light enough to carry a 1000 yards (0.9 km) or so? It also has to be tall enough to bring the camera to my eye level (6ft) - this lens requires careful focusing. The problem I'm trying to solve is rotational vibration in my current setup. The tripod is a bit light for this camera and lens as it is rated at 11lbs but ball head is rated for 40lbs and should be...
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A few months ago I bought the A6000 with a few primes to replace my old KM7D, and I was going to sell my A-mount lenses but never really got around doing it. Among these is the Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 (old version), which I loved on the 7D and knew I was going to miss. So recently I was doing both some video and photo shooting at an event at work using the A6000 for video and the 7D for photos, and shooting with the Sigma made me reconsider selling it and maybe getting the LA-EA4 instead to use...
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In the 1990s, I inherited a Pentax P-3 Film SLR with an assortment of lenses.  (ALL Manual-Focus) -One is an Asahi Super Takumar 20mm "fisheye" -One is a pretty long, but slow Tokina -One is a mid-range Tamron -I also have a Doubler and a K-Mount-to-Pentax Threaded Adapter Insert Q1.  What are the odds that any of this stuff would prove useful with my X-T1 if I could find a suitable adapter? Q2.  Can anybody recommend a good adapter that should work?  Preferably, something solid but...
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Hi, my name is Luca, it is the first time I write to this forum, but I've been reading it for a while. I just got an X-T1 with the XF18-135. It is my first experience with a serious camera, previously I had a Panasonix LX5. Yesterday night I was taking pictures of some houses, 1 Km far from my place, using a tripod and without OIS, fully extended to 135mm. I selected manual focus and fine-tuned it looking at the lights. The first picture was in focus, but the second one was blurred. After a...
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I heard a lot of praise for the CCD DSLRs such as the E-1, A350, and K100D Super. Some say they have better color rendering some say they have a "film-like look". I'm eager to actually experiment and test as to what these claims actually mean and so am thinking of getting a used 2nd hand DSLR with a CCD sensor. I am not considering Nikon because I do not have any Nikon glasses atm. The Sony CCD DSLRs such as the A350, A380, A390, appear to have the newest CCD (for a DSLR not including Leica...
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Hello all, One of my friends in a local photography group has a vast collection of M42 lenses. He was kind enough to tell me that I can borrow his lenses anytime. The issue is that I did not find an easy way to juggle between M42 lenses and my own K-mount lenses. Internet research told me that the adapter has to be attached on to camera first in order to mount M42 lens. So I have to perform a small surgery on my K-3 every time I want to juggle between M42 and K-mount lenses. I also read...
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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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