Announced May 20, 2009 •
15 megapixels | 3″ screen | APS-C sensor
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I use a K-7, often with a Tamron 28-300mm lens. On occasion, the camera simply does not respond to the shutter button. I tried changing exposure conditions, thinking it was telling me I couldn't get a good picture under the conditions set, but that didn't work. Finally, I tried turning off the autofocus, and that did work. I am guessing that when the camera couldn't decide on a focus target, it simply gave up without letting me know why. (i.e. perhaps because the main object receded into the...
By: solarider (Aug 28, 2013)
I've noticed on the Sigma 100-300 f4 and the first version of sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 that there is a bit of wobble as to how the lens situates in the camera mount. It's not a snug fit on my copies compared to pentax or tokina lenses for instance. What say you guys? what is your experience? Are there only some copies that do this or is it more of more widely seen phenomena?... Sigma does reverse engineer - maybe Sigma needs to come only close to escape the wrath of khan ;-) I'm also feeling for...
Hello, I would like to get feedback from other users who have upgraded from the K-5 to the K-5 II or II S. My experience with Pentax started in 2010, with the K7 and a few Limited lenses (43, 70, 15). I really like the built, ergonomy, view finder, WR, and, small size of the K7 and K5. Those qualities and the Limited are the reasons why I chose Pentax DSLR, and, why I keep using them. Now, I'm very happy with the results with the K-5 and those Limited lenses for travel photography (see Japan...
By: julianw (May 14, 2013)
I have a K-7 and usually travel with a Pentax smc DA 16-45 and a Tamron XR Di 28-300, which are about all the weight I can handle. I usually keep the Pentax on in narrow streets and use the Tamron for everything else. I do find myself switching from shot to shot occasionally, mostly for focal length. Are there factors I'm overlooking to make the best use of these lenses? Any advice for an upgrade, given that these pretty much define my price range? I do art photography and take most pictures...
My ancient K100D was stolen and insurance has luckily replaced it with a brand new K30! However I can not get it to work like either the K100 or my K7: When using flash, either popup or the Metz 58 AF2 I have noticed the following issues (others I am sure) using the 18-55WR: Av consistently sets the shutter speed low. At 55mm shutter speed is 1/40 zooming out to 18 it drops to 1/15. Changing aperture or ISO does nothing to these shutterspeeds selected by the camera. With flash down, it...
I recently tried my Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm lens, purchased with a K-1000 in the early 1980s with my K-7. Not even the shutter release worked! When did this happen? Does it mean my hoarded lens is now good for nothing? Any comments? I expected manual focusing, maybe manual settings, but usability.--http://www.flickr.com/photos/julian_w/collections/72157622610009199/
Fellow Pentaxians,I recently sold my K-7 because I've been disappointed in its performance indoors and in low light when compared to my Canon S95 P&S. I never made the investment in fast zooms or primes, so I do know that I limited my K-7 quite a bit. Now that the K-5II is out with a high performing sensor, I'm thinking that I should see a tremendous improvement, especially since my plan would be to purchase the body only and a fast zoom or prime as my first lens (no more kit lens). Of...
I'm hoping to get some thoughts from those that have been using the OM-D as a primary camera or replacement for a DSLR. I have a Canon S95 P&S that does a terrific job indoors in low light but could definitely use something with more versatility and better performance beyond that which my P&S can offer. In fact, in preparation for my next camera purchase, I just sold my K-7, mainly because I wasn't impressed with its low light, high ISO performance when compared to my P&S. I'm thinking that I...
I have 7 lenses and K-5IIs. One of them (Tamron 17-50/2.8) requires more than 10 points of autofocus correction. Is there way to use debug menu? I used it for K100D and K-7.If I change AF in debug menu will it be active for all lenses or for mounted lens?
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