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Old Nov 3, 2007, 4:15 PM   #1
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After much researching, checking out, handling different makes, asking many questions on this website, reading reviews I finally did it...I bought a Pentax K10D body.

I have been a Pentaxian since 1968 when I bought my first Pentax SLR an S1a...1/500 sec top speed, no light meter. I continued buying Pentax..getting an ES11 in '74, starting to use my wife's K1000 in '82.

I thought that with the digital age, that it may be time to switch makes and go for a Nikon D80 or a Canon 30D.

Both are great cameras...but the more I researched about the K10D...I knew this would be right for me.

I will retire in about 8 months and I'm looking forward to years to come, using the K10D.

I just got the body...lenses will come later. For now I will use one of my favourite lens...a 35-105 Pentax Macro Zoom.

Come Xmas I know what I want...a Pentax 16-45mm Zoom.

My goal is to develop the ability to take pictures like Wacky Roger, who also uses a K10D and he is good...very good.

Any hints about the K10D?
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 5:06 PM   #2
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all your old lenses will work on the k10.
that 35-105 is a dog of a lens especially if it's the A f3.5
i'd be happy to take it off your hands for you.

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Old Nov 3, 2007, 5:25 PM   #3
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all your old lenses will work on the k10.
that 35-105 is a dog of a lens especially if it's the A f3.5
i'd be happy to take it off your hands for you.

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I'm never going to let that old Zoom go. Been through thick and thin. Took some photos of the Presidents in rock, at Black Hills, SD a few years ago. It was mounted on my wife's old K1000 and that was mounted on my old Leitz Tiltall...used shutter release...and the pix (I thought) came out better (sharper, clearer) than the postcards in the gift shop.

I also have a Pentax Takumar 50mm macro...which I will try out...although it's not as good as the 35-105.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 6:59 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you finally got your camera, and hope that you will be as happy with yours as I am with mine. It's been great fun dusting off all my old lenses and re-discovering the fun of SLR photography again! Oh, and I envy you your retirement in 8 months - sure wish I could retire and play with my cameras whenever I wanted.
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Congratulations on your new camera.

For an old photographer like you I would suggest you put it in manual mode and relive your youth. :G

No need to mess with the techno whizbang stuff unless you feel the need to.:G

Sometimes having ther camera do all the hard work takes all the fun out of it.

I find I use M mode and Av most. Don't be afraid of using ISO400 or even 800. The noise is not that bad.

A lot of people are using the Multiple Exposure mode to replicate taking daylight imagery with a ND filter on, and getting some good results by the way.

Enjoy.

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Old Nov 3, 2007, 7:21 PM   #6
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WELCOME

the more you use the k10d the more you will love it

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Old Nov 3, 2007, 8:37 PM   #7
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Like Crash I use the manual mode mostly and enjoy the heck out of my K10D...Don't sweat the lenses...You'll get more eventually...We all do....Just remember the AS works with all the lens. Not so on the Competition's cameras...With them new lens with AS are very very expensive!

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