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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

At last Pentax have got a DSLR -


http://www.dpreview.com/news/0302/03022602pentaxistd.asp


Looks like a competive spec - but no mention of price. A big plus for this one is the enormous range of K-mount lenses available - both new and used, so could be a very good option for someone not yet committed to a system and with a tight budget.

Cheers,

Colin


Colin K. Work, Pixstel
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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

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I'm in love! Thanks for the heads-up Colin!

I'm definately going to have to check this out more- I wonder when we'll hear of the price though?

regards,
Serge


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1883 times:



I am going to look into this come summertime. I started out with a Pentax K-1000 25 years ago and still have it working today. I own a Fuji S-602.

Hopfully it will be offered to us for under $1500 USA body only and it comes in black body as well. Ill get a second job to get it. Ive got some nice K-mount lenses.

Regards



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Yes Yes Yes!!!

I just hope I still have a job in July to pay for the damm thing!



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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Shawn, go for it man! Looks like it will be nice!

-Dmitry


User currently offlinePRM From Burkina Faso, joined Apr 2002, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

How do Pentax K-mount (or other range) lenses mark up compared to Canon 'L' or Nikon 'VR' glass?

Thanks
Paul


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Asahi Optics, which make the Pentax lenses are excellent and you can get aftermarket lenses from Sigma and Tameron and Tokina.

K mounts are like the Nikon mounts, you can pretty much interchange any of them.



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User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Well there's more and more choice in the DSLR market, I was going for a D100 but well maybe I should wait...
But it's been a while I've been waiting don't know what to buy...
I've read a lot about all those DSLR and i'm getting confused...



Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlinePRM From Burkina Faso, joined Apr 2002, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Ok thanks. Hypothetical question time: What current Pentax lenses would you favour to accompany this new DSLR, and what would their approximate cost be (Europe) if the body were available right now - I refer to av. photography of course  Smile

Paul



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Hmmm.

I would offer a suggestion on this but I had just gotten my brand new Sigma 28-135 F3:5-5.6 MACRO when my PZ-70 imploded at the Elemdorf AFB last year. That was the first trip out for that lens. It seemed like it was going to be a good one.

Belive it or not, the only lenses I have bought since then have been Takumar Universal mounts that fit on my Spotmatic and my Zenit B.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Here is the link to the Pentax site's info about the camera......

http://www.pentaxusa.com/news/news_display.cfm?pressid=152

Pentax had tried earlier to develop one using the chassis of their top of the line MZ-S camera but it never hit the marketplace.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1003950821.html

The other thing I noted was that in the specs that the new camera uses for AA batteries. Not some funky camera specific one.




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User currently offlineAvroarrow From Canada, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

That is a plus, I'm a big fan of standard AA rechargeables. Cheaper and always available. They seem to last OK too if you get the high capacity NIMH ones. I just dropped the cash wad on a new Fuji, but if I hadn't this Pentax would have been a nice option too.


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