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Old Jan 14, 2007, 11:57 AM   #11
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Roger, after seeing your pictures I know that you're a very skilled photographer. That fact makes your opinion even more interesting, and this was one of the most informative reviews I've ever read!

The only bad thing about it is that I want the K10D even more now, but I can't afford it in a year or so. (Well, my DS is a very good camera too, so I have decided to be happy with what I have for the time being.)

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Kjell, thank you for the kind words. Here is hoping something un-expected happens and K10D money shows up for you.

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 11:57 AM   #12
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Roger, after seeing your pictures I know that you're a very skilled photographer. That fact makes your opinion even more interesting, and this was one of the most informative reviews I've ever read!

The only bad thing about it is that I want the K10D even more now, but I can't afford it in a year or so. (Well, my DS is a very good camera too, so I have decided to be happy with what I have for the time being.)

Kjell
Rodger:

Excellent review and i agree with Kjell You are a Very Skilled photog.

Kjell
You and i are in the same boat. I have SEVERLY blown my budget for this Year and i just found out I Need to get a New furnace for the house. So for me a new camera Is a least a year away:sad:

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Phil, thank you sir for the nice words.

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 12:00 PM   #13
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Review - K10 is for Dummies

I was asked to do this review. This was not my idea. I only made it thru the 9th grade so I don't write or read real good but I am going to try.

My Experience: Bought my first camera in August of 2005 a Panasonic FZ30. Decided to shoot wildlife in January of 2006. Bought my second camera in January of 2007 a K10D. That makes this a Official Camera Dummy Newbie hands on review. I figured that title would make this review sound official and important.

I heard about this K10 camera so I started reading about it and some of what I read sounded real good to someone who spend most of his time outdoors in the woods here in the Rocky mountains. Weather sealed, the don't shake thing, get rid of the dust thing & that DSLR cameras are much faster and just better. Now trying to read about it and going to the different boards was a big job since everyone was using camera talk language instead of simple plain English.

The Manual: before I saw it I knew I was in trouble there are over 200 pages to read. I figured it would be a month or so before I got far enough along to try and take a picture. I am happy to tell you I was wrong in one afternoon I had the walk around lens attached and took a picture of the ceiling to see if it really was ready to try out. Best thing about the manual is there are a lot of photos and they sometimes even use plain ordinary English.

Settings: Put in on P and set the sharpness up one notch. I figured the rest I would leave up to the camera since I was sure it is a lot smarter than I am. I am 64 years old and I know this K10D can see better than I can and I was sure it would be more steady than my hands are. I also know that most of the time out in the woods you can find a rock, tree limb or a fence post to rest the thing on.

Camera & walk around lens: Tamron 24-135 lens. Very simple to attach and then it is ready to take pictures.

Camera & Wildlife lens: Sigma 50 -500. Push in and turn the thingie and its ready to go. I really wasn't concerned about the weight after I weighed it 6 1/2 pounds, a little less than many rifles I had carried. Hook it up to my bino harness and I should be ready to go.

What do I dislike: Nothing so far. I am a happy camper about my choices.

What do I like:

Fells beefy to me not like a toy

My RDS fits on it and works just fine

When you look thru the view thing what you see is what you get

It is mighty quick

The extra battery grip means I got plenty of power available when I get out into the woods. I also have a place for a 2nd memory card

The anti shake seems to do real good. I haven't tried it with a monopod or tripod yet but I am getting keepers with out them.

Weather seals so far are working. I have taken photos in the rain, snow, freezing fog and as cold as 10 below zero

Bottom Line IMHO:
Who ever designed this thing must of figured Newbie Camera Dummies would be buying them so they put forth a effort to make the K10D available for us Dummies

When I was asked to do this review I laughed. After thinking about it for a while I decided it might be a good idea for someone who knows nothing about cameras but owns one to write up what he or she thinks

All the above is just my opinion ( a camera dummy and a newbie) no more no less

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Roger,

Thanks for your great review. I have not had K10D yet . I would have just tossed the manual and shoot pict. I will just ask this forum if I have any question . That is quicker. That fits your description of the fact that Pentax designed it from a 'dummy' point of view.

Good point

Daniel
Daniel, I also like you ask a lot of questions here on the forums. I like the fact that Pentax did the manual so I didn't have to ask as many questions.

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 12:05 PM   #14
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Roger,,, hmmm,,, I wonder sometimes
you're a natural with the shutter
but deeming yourself as a dummy because of a 9th grade education is a cop out. I don't have any higher education than high school and feel I learned nothing there after the 9th grade.. I think you and I are quite similar. I've been a proficient reader and writer since I was 8 years old. the librarians use to give me the evil eye when I trolled the adult area of the library.. you don't read & write well???? give me a freaking brake......(i know, i know) break.....

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Morning to YA!! robar. I guess I didn't write that part real good about Dummy. When it comes to camera knowledge YUP I am one of them Dummies. There are a lot of things that I do pretty good and dummie would not fit in there. A example would be I do know my way around the woods and understand the wildlife that live there.

Like you I also do a lot of reading it just takes me a little longer than most folks to get it finished.

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 12:06 PM   #15
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Dammit, will you guys all stop bragging with your K10D's now?!! I already have LBA, and now I want a K10D too!!

My wallet hates you guys...

I think I'm lucky I'm not married...now to find a weekend job so I can pay for that beast ...
Now that don't seem hardly fair your wallet not liking me and me and your wallet have never even met.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Thanks Rodger for the wonderful review, you sold me.



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Hi Roger,

Seeing you have a hotel/motel in NewMexico with get landscape oppertunities, why don't you come up with an offer to lnascape photographers and the people that are offering photography seminars. That could give your LBA/Wallet a boost.

I am thinking of cotacting some of the Bigger motel/Resort owner with this idea to bring more people to this area to do this. It would be a boost to our tourist industry.

In the mean time keep shooting and having fun.

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jbarrick I am glad you enjoyed the Official Camera Dummy Newbie hands on review. It was kind of fun to do. I wasn't trying to sell or not sell anything just wanted to say what I was thinking.

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Hi Roger,

Seeing you have a hotel/motel in NewMexico with get landscape oppertunities, why don't you come up with an offer to lnascape photographers and the people that are offering photography seminars. That could give your LBA/Wallet a boost.

I am thinking of cotacting some of the Bigger motel/Resort owner with this idea to bring more people to this area to do this. It would be a boost to our tourist industry.

In the mean time keep shooting and having fun.

Rudy
Rudy, thank you for a very interesting idea. We do camera hunts for wildlife now so adding landscape might just fit in. I will have to work on this landscape thing a bit since I mostly know about animals.

Thanks again

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Roger, What a great review! Don't ever tell people you don't read or write well because it's how you tell your story that makes it enjoyable to others that counts! It won't be long and you'll be selling your camera equipment to become a full time author! :-) Jim
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