Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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By: JAWats (5 days ago)
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Relatively speaking. I've had a desire to get into digital photography. I've investigated various Nikons and Olympuses (Olympi?), and etc. While I've tried to stay around $500, I just cannot seem to find a time when my money supply (short) and my desired camera models intersect. So, now I'm considering backing down my bar a bit, and looking at older tech. I really...really...want to do interchangeable lens options. In addition, I would like to get a system where, if in the future I get a...
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Hello, I am very curious about this lens and I saw some users still use here. My question is whether it can still be used on a new generation Pentax DSLR or it is time to retire. I also found some versions of these lenses are produced in a short time and limited number because Sigma always do product renewal. I tried Pentax K-70 can not work at all but on Pentax K-50 does not matter. So, I want to know the last camera body you use? Thank you, RTogog
By: peterpainter (1 month ago)
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Hi.  Set the camera to B&W for the first time and was surprised that the DNG file was also in B&W.  Is this normal - and / or can it be adjusted so that the Jpeg is B&W and the RAW colour?  The camera did a nice job I have to admit, and I worked from the RAW file as (I think) it gives more leeway in the shadows, but I usually do my own conversion from raw which means I can do adjustments etc.   Kind of unexpected as I'd read elsewhere about people setting cameras to B&W so that they could use...
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By: laith (6 months ago)
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Hell All, I need to make some photos of portrait enlargements about 20x30 (50x75cm) for my daughters. I have used my cameras and lenses as follows for a periods that make good IQ for portrait but without any enlargements: 1-Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm VR 2- Pentax K-x & K50 with 55-300mm, Takumar 55mm 1.8 and Pancolar 50mm 1.8 3-Sony A65 with 55-200mm SAM Do i need to buy another camera that im thinking (Nikon D5500 with 85mm 1.8G) to make sharp enlargements 20x30 or it may be possible with my...
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By: laith (8 months ago)
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Hello Everybody. I'm experiencing a malfunction shooting with the couple in subject. Some as one picture of ten but up to one to three are "dark": I mean  that they are so underexposed that the image can be seen with difficulty. I tested either with random interval shots that in burst mode. It seems that a burst of ten shots with a 3 seconds interval has the maximum of underexposed images. A burst of ten with an interval of 10 seconds displays a unsuccessful of one (of ten) and one or two...
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I have a k5 that seemed to miss focus a lot.  I came across a beal on a k50 I couldn't pass up on so bought that.  It seemed to focus better with the 18-55 WR.  This evening I was playing around (inside, low light) and was very disappointed in the image results.  I compared them to my small sensor compact xz-2.  The xz-2 looked better.  I tried manual focus on the k50 and was able to get much better shots.   Is the focus control, or logic, in the lens or the camera body? I've been thinking...
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I'm doing GCSE photography and bought a K-50 a few days ago, but every picture I take comes out dark. I've changed the exposure and tried a few different modes but the pictures always come out basically black, with only the lightest part of the picture showing. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong/ what I could do?
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Hi all, it's winter here in the uk and I'm making my plans for spring . heres what I already own, k50 with kit lens, em10 with kit lens and 45mm . A P900. now what I'm after is something to complement my P900 which has s covering my long range needs nicely. it needs to be fast focusing with a good close focus along with good magnification. For macro , flowers etc.  Trying to decide on either macro lens and a telephoto  for one body or get a fz1000 or 330 . I just don't know enough to be able...
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Hello All I  used D5000 with 55-200mm VR  for sharp portrait and also i have used other cameras such as Pentax k-x and K50 with 55-300mm that gave sharp images but before 2 years , i found Sony a65 with SAM 55-200mm gave better IQ.  Now im interesting in different Nikon  cameras with 85mm 1.8G for sharp portraits. I found in some reviews that Nikon D5300 gave excellent IQ and better than D7100. i also wrote that D7200 and D7100 have better focusing system than D5300. I like D5300 for the...
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