Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi all, I am looking for a new Pentax DSLR, my K-30 was stolen a few months ago (along with my 18-135) and I have gone without a camera long enough!  Prior to the K-30 I had an *ist DS, and an K-200.  While I loved the K-30's auto focus and high ISO performance, my favorite by far was the K-200. I am trying to decide between a K-70, a K-3, or a K-3ii.  I think the K-3 and K3ii will give me the heft and 'feel' that I liked with the k-200 along with the top LCD, while the K-70 will have...
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I have problems with the date and time in my K-30. Less than three weeks ago I discovered that the date and time stamp were off by half a day or something. I reset the time, but now that I check it again the time in the camera is 28 hours behind. The battery has been nearly fully charged the whole time. Why is it behaving like this? Is it something I can do to fix it? It is extremely annoying that the time stamp is off on all my pictures.
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Hi there, I bought the 28-75 a while ago for use on my K30, primarily for in-house portrait work. I never really loved it, mainly because I was comparing it to the results I was getting from my DA40 and DA70 primes. The crispness wasn't there, and the colours seemed comparatively flat and lifeless, so I had to do extra PP to not have my subjects look like wax dummies (IMHO). On the other hand, my clients were really happy with the results. Maybe I was being too hard on the 28-75? Fast forward...
By: Amanda C (4 months ago)
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Hi I have had a Pentax K30 for the last 6 years. I love it and had have been on numerous courses so am pretty familiar with the manual settings. Just recently I  was trying to take pictures on a manual setting indoors with a light on. Everything was coming out dark. I then tried it on automatic but still the same even with the flash on. I have turned the EV Compensation button up to +5  and am now getting light in the images on Automatic but not on Manual. In daylight it needs a shutter speed...
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Hello, everyone!I first started my DSLR journey with a K-30 in 2013 and it has been my loyal travel companion since then. Unfortunately, there has been some issue with its aperture in all modes except Manual. I discovered this in April, a month before my last summer trip, and the shutter count at that time was less than 4000. As I shot landscape in Manual most of the time on my holiday, it wasn't a problem until I gave wildlife a try. Every shot I took in Av and Tv modes was pitch black and...
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I would like to switch from Pentax camera systems to Nikon. My major problem with Pentax is its focusing system, I own the K-30, K-50, K-01, K-5II and K-3, all give me a 50% hit or miss on the focus in bright or low light situations and drives me nuts. I don't want to invest a ton off money on my first Nikon so was looking at possibly a good used D610. I am a hobbyist and mostly take pictures at the Zoo's, air museum's  and my favorite granddaughter,  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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By: ozdean (6 months ago)
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I recommended a K30 to a friend and we have gone to energizer lithiums but she is still getting a 3 shot blackout after turning the camera on then it is fine for all shots until it is turned off and then back on again when the same 3 initial shots black out. Is there a capacitor that controls the aperture motor? If it is the aperture motor wouldn't these troubled frames be overexposed because the motor is not stopping down? Any ideas? --Regards Dean - Capturing CreationN.B. All my Images are...
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I just got a Yongnuo 560 IV which I'm triggering from the built in flash of my Pentax K-30. Using the "wireless" flash mode on the camera and "S2" on the 560, I find that it is working fine as long as the 560s' power is set to 1/4 or lower, but on 1/2 or 1/1 although the flash is firing, it is not contributing to exposure. The camera (rightly) won't let me choose an exposure time faster than 1/180 while the flash mode is active, and I've tried much slower exposures to test, but regardless it...
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Hi all, As a beginner, I'm looking for a quality camera for both pictures and filming and don't really know what to purchase Pictures : I currently have a Pentax K-30 and i'm not satisfied with it. I'm looking for a camera that properly render depth, volume and colours, with a good zoom  Filming : I'm interesting in filming and producing so I'm looking for a camera providing good filming features as well If you have any advice, you're welcome :)  Thanks a lot!
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At the mement I have a pentax k30, but I am thinking of starting again with a Nikon d3300. can you good people (and owners of this model) tell me what it's like please and if it's worth going for?
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