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Old Sep 13, 2006, 1:18 AM   #41
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superakuma,
Your first link took me there, but i notice it's missing now. I'm real disappointed about the lithium battery thing... Regarding the AA grip - why would anyone pay $190 to "double the battery life" when they could probably buy a second, albeit proprietary lithium ion battery for much less? I wish they could just stick with native AAs.

the rechargeable crv3's seemed like a promising direction, needing only perhaps a little refinement.

Maybe pentax will have a K11D or K10.1D that will sport AA support.
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 1:32 AM   #42
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I think the camera uses too much power for AA's and that may be why the switch. I think I read a review of the k100d where the battery life was on the low end of the spectrum for its class. You also get a vertical shutter release with the battery grip if that is what you need. I love being able to use rechargeable AAs in my DL though.

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 2:00 AM   #43
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The reason why I took out the first link was because I am not sure if there is a rule agaisnt hotlinking a page that is not yours. Since I an not the owner of that link I dont want to hotlink it.

But someone kindly shared it on rapaid share which is free and is not using anyone's personal paying bandwidth.

If you want the link, you can find it on dpreview where I found it.
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 7:09 AM   #44
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With all this talk about noise at high ISO with the Sony 10.2MP sensor I would like to make one comment.I haveissues with the Sony A100's high ISO noise, but the Nikon D200 looks fine to me. Given that Pentax seems capable of getting image quality from the 6MP sensorcomparable to the Nikon cameras which use that same sensor, then they should do the same for this new 10.2MP sensor. This may be wishful thinking on my part but this camera has all of the right features (I will sorely miss the AA batteries though) so if it can match the high ISO noise level, at least to ISO 1600 I will start putting away my change right away.

A second camera body is not in my immediate future but in about a year!!:|

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 8:22 AM   #45
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"Weight: 235g (without battery)" :roll:How can someone expects an all metal construction with weather sealing everywhere for under 300g? :roll:Hey, the Rebel XT weight even more with plastic body! :P

EOS 350D: Body (no batt or CF): 490 g (1.1 lb). :lol:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos350d/page2.asp(That was one of the lightest dSLR camera around) :roll:

http://www.photozone.de/active/forum...9352146408682A

BTW, coming with a price of 900 USD body only sounds too cheap for the specification.


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Old Sep 13, 2006, 12:09 PM   #46
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BenjaminXYZ wrote:
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"Weight: 235g (without battery)" :roll:How can someone expects an all metal construction with weather sealing everywhere for under 300g? :roll:Hey, the Rebel XT weight even more with plastic body! :P

EOS 350D: Body (no batt or CF): 490 g (1.1 lb). :lol:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos350d/page2.asp(That was one of the lightest dSLR camera around) :roll:

http://www.photozone.de/active/forum...9352146408682A

BTW, coming with a price of 900 USD body only sounds too cheap for the specification.

I am not certain where the 235g figure on photozone came from, but the source referred to here lists it as 710g without battery or SD card and 790g loaded and ready to go. This afternoon should show the information on-line. Don't make rash statements based on questionable information.

As I said in a previous post, if the specs are correct, and the image quality is acceptable this would be the camera for a current Pentax owner to want, as for the pixel peepers... Mike Johnston of http://theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/ (who did have an electronic column on Steve's site in the past) puts it quite well in the article "The Needmores". Read and enjoy.

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 1:25 PM   #47
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here is one more link

http://amazi.livejournal.com/185359.html
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 2:00 PM   #48
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Ok, I like the dust- and rainproof body -among other things- , but, will my lenses be rain/dustproof (Standard Pentax 18-55mm and 50-200mm) or will I have to buy new lenses also ?



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Old Sep 13, 2006, 2:16 PM   #49
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There willbe new weatherproof lenses like 16-50/2.8 and 50-135/2.8 in this fall and more to come!
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Pentax Canada has K10D Page up



http://www.pentax.ca/digital/digital_slr/k10d/index.php
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