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Old 01-27-08, 07:12 AM   #1
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I have a new camera. A Pentax K10D.

I've been busy selling stuff on eBay so I guess that I had to balance this by buying something as well!

I've just bought myself a new/secondhand Pentax K10D + a Pentax 16-45 mm f4 zoom lens. The seller had only taken a couple of hundred shots with it and then decided to sell it on eBay. I paid a decent price for it although I think it was a good price and it was significantly cheaper than buying a new one.

I'm still playing around with it but my first impression is a re-enforcement of what I have read about this camera. You HAVE to shoot raw and process the images with Adobe Camera Raw. JPEG's out of the camera are seriously ***p. Raw images processed with ACR are seriously good. Its chalk and cheese.

People say that its a heavy camera and compared to some lightweight digital camera's maybe it is but actually its a little lighter than my Nikon F90x (N90s) and the Pentax 16-45 f4 lens is WAY lighter than the Nikkor 35-70 f2.8 lens that I used as standard on the Nikon so overall I don't consider it to be a heavy camera at all.

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Old 01-27-08, 09:06 AM   #2
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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How do you use the new camera to take pics of the camera?

Mirror maybe?


I think that's the same (or very similar) camera to the one Lodi just got.
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Old 01-27-08, 04:07 PM   #4
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Yes I'm working on it. So far I've taken a few test shots of my messy apartment which I WONT post on the internet We have a public holiday in Australia today, Australia day actually. The holiday is today Monday although Australia day actually fell on Saturday so I will get out and about and take the camera with me.

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Here we go,



Pentax K10D with Pentax 16-45 f4 lens. Raw capture in DNG format processed through Adobe Camera Raw(plug in for Photoshop CS and on). I was using a pretty slow shutter speed and taking advantage of the vibration reduction.

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who in the hell would pay 1,250.00 $ (even australian) for that piece if kitsch?
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And another,



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who in the hell would pay 1,250.00 $ (even australian) for that piece if kitsch?
Sometimes I think that they put them in the window just for decoration. They don't really want to sell them.

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looks like a nice camera...I did find one review that indicated the software may have an issue with horizontal lines of certain frequencies...apparently it causes "phantom pixels" to show up. Only seemed to happen with horizontal lines, and only if they were of the right frequency. Of course that was a 2006 review, so things may be different now.

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