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spystyle 02-10-2009 09:34 PM

Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
I'm thinking of the Pentax K10D...

I love M42 lenses

I want to try Auto ISO

I want to try in body image stabilization

I like the word "Pentax"

:)

Ben_V 02-13-2009 02:32 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
The K10 is a very capable camera and using older lenses is a breeze. The Shake Reduction works nicely even with old M42 lenses. I never used Auto ISO, as the ISO setting is one of those parameters, I want to have full control, but ofcourse I can imagine situations, where it comes in handy. What I especially like about the K10 (and the K20, which sports some further improvements, well worth the addiotnal investment) is:
- the really big and bright viewfinder
- the very intuitive controls and easy to navigate menues
- compatibility to all older Pentax and thrid party lenses, with whatever variety of the K-mount
- the very reliable AF (though slower in continous mode, than CaNiOly)
- the very high quality fixed focal length lenses - they are just marvellous
- the build quality. There is no other camera in that price range, that is nearly as solidly build.

Ben

spystyle 02-13-2009 03:07 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
Excellent points Ben

It almost seems like an M42 lover's dream camera come true :) And the price is attainable

Very tempting!

Right now I have a Canon 10D for use with the manual lenses... but I am considering swapping it out for the K10D :)

I think this camera would be especially handy for budget telephoto - like the common 300/4.5 M42 lens on a body with image stabilization - great for shooting birds ... or surveillance?

Yes, the K10D has made my list of cameras to keep an eye out for, maybe I'll wait a while until the price comes down too. K10D and Leica have recently made my list :)

Have fun!
Craig

Normie1 02-14-2009 05:07 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
The K10 is a great camera, I love mine and currently looking at the K20D. Maybe I will maybe not.................Who knows

Normie1 02-14-2009 05:10 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
there was a K10D on Craigslist a while back and the person wanted 300.00 for it with an 18-55. I called him and he had sold it, I ask him why and he told me it was to hard to use, only had 890 shots on it, what a good one to buy. OH WELL

spystyle 02-14-2009 09:26 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
Oh I hate it when I miss a good deal :(

georgep 02-20-2009 02:23 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
Love mine. I bought it because I had a Pentax film camera and was always happy with the quality for the camera and the lenses. I haven't changed my mind. The only snag is that those old Pentax lens have stopped being a bargin on eBay. Still, the range is fantastic and if you are going to take the trouble to use an adapter and shoot manually with M42 mounts, their are millions of opportunities. I try to stick with K-A mounts, because I am too lazy to play with the exposures.

Take the plunge - the Pentax water is fine,

George P.

OzzyJim 03-06-2009 06:32 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
Love my k10D - Dropped it from 3 1/2 - 4ft ft onto hard road surface with a 28-80mm lens and circ polarizer. it bounced a few times sounding like a bucket of bolts, picked it up and kept shooting. The only ill effects were had to turn stabilisation back on and 2 small marks on the body!.

James

prometeus 03-13-2009 11:38 AM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Normie1 (Post 662354)
The K10 is a great camera, I love mine and currently looking at the K20D. Maybe I will maybe not.................Who knows

I would rather buy extra glass then a body....


And to spystyle I really do love my k10d

jazzshots 03-13-2009 04:24 PM

Re: Any love for the Pentax K10D ?
 
I love my K10D but the 20 has some great features added, so I use that as my primary & K10D as my secondary. My only complipant is they only shoot 3fps and have some difficulty in low light situations.
But they are not hard to use.:)


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