Announced Sep 13, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5″ screen | APS-C sensor
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I have several lower end Pentax mount lens that I previously used in a 35mm Ricoh. Rather than buying an entire new system of some brand I'm questioning buying a used Pentax that can still use these. I am very, very much a novice who would like to experience a bit more potential than provided by my point & shoot Olympus. Ease of use is a priority, too. If I shouldn't go this route I'd appreciate some recommendations on a newer easy to use system of some sort that I can get into for around...
By: norman shearer (Sep 10, 2014)
I currently own the K10D and am looking with envy at the K-30 or K-50 models for their larger pixel count and much improved high iso performance, amongst other things. However I did wonder if the improved high iso was at the expense of base iso? I'd appreciate some feedback from users who have upgraded from the K10D. Besides being a bit bigger are the raw files just as clean at base iso? Are they just as maleable in post work?
I usually shoot with M mode by setting the exposure according to the position of EV bar in OVF. And I used to having the EV bar at -1 (under exposure), and Auto EV Compensation OFF. Everything was OK until one day of last month, when I found the LCD on my K5-IIs was so bright that it washed out the whole image, if I do Live View, Instant Review and Playback the images I am taking. Then I adjusted the LCD Display Settings to Brightness -3, Contrast +3. The Playback of images is acceptable now,...
I've not used my K10D before with a flash. I've used flash on other cameras, but I've rapidly come to the conclusion that it's easier and more intuitive to use Auto mode on the flash ( where the flash meters ) rather than relying on the K10D in P-TTL mode.In particular bounce seems to work a lot better with Auto than with P-TTL.Anyone else have comments on that ?
I have an old Olympus FL40 with bracket, but no longer have the Olympus camera I used it with. Would I be able to use it on my Sony A580? Does anyone know if there is an adapter cord to do this, also, would the voltage be compatible? --JudyFCAS member #125Sony A580, Pentax K10D, Fujifilm HS50http://www.pbase.com/judyjohnsonhttp://www.pbase.com/image/41812541/small.jpg
I have an old Pentax ZX-50 SLR camera with two Tamron lenses (AF 28-80mm and AF 80-210mm). Would it be possible to use these lenses on a digital SLR camera? My 16 year old daughter is interested in photography and we're looking at getting her a used Pentax K10D body just to get started.
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