Newbie advice needed for Pentax *ist DSLR

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Newbie advice needed for Pentax *ist DSLR

Evening all.

I have some old Pentax K mount glass from my film SLR days with a Ricoh XR10, and thought it might be fun to try these old lenses out on a Pentax DSLR. I won a spares/repairs *ist DL off Ebay and I've got it to work by cleaning up the battery contacts. Shutter count is 603 and the camera looks great. I know it's the lowest model in the line-up but it seems to take good 6MP images with the DA SMC 18-55 AF lens it came with. The AF on the Sigma 35-70 Zoom Master I found in my lens bag works too. Bonus.

I've seen loads of conflicting advice about batteries on the PentaxForums website and wondered if anyone here could advise on the best options. The fairly fresh set of Duracell Ultra-Power AAs I put in indicate half power, and then after a couple of shots I get the battery depleted message.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Rog

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