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Old Sep 16, 2004, 9:00 AM   #1
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Here all the info about the new Pentax *ist DS SLR




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Old Sep 22, 2004, 8:48 PM   #2
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Great News! Thanks a lot.
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Old Oct 6, 2004, 5:35 AM   #3
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How does the *ist DS stack up to the *ist D?? I have just brought the *ist D 2 months ago... I am very happy with the *ist D but will be very disapointed if the *ist DShas thesame specs and is cheaper!:evil:
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Well, we can't answer that until we actually use one so stay tuned, we'll let you know when we get one and review it.
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Old Oct 14, 2004, 9:52 PM   #5
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Dealtime.com has the DS showing up at some dealers for $899. They are not in stock though. Probably closer to November.
It is a nice camera.
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Hi

new to the forum so forgive me if I make any mistakes, Iv'e had a d70 for quite some time but couldn't resist the ds owing to my large collection of old lenses, anyway as for how does it hold up against the d70? i'd say very well indeed. Out of the box the ds is great, not having any of the problems other members seem to be having (flash exposure, slow focus and lowlight focus) build quality is at least as good as the d70 maybe better, picture quality is very similar, after all they both probably use the same sensor. Id say that image quality with the current crop of dslr's including the 20d is a very close call. it's more to do with user and optics being used that the actual camera. One thing in particular that I really thing is a + for the ds is handling, if feels great in your hands. small light but very sturdy I must add I do have quite small hands but a couple of freinds of mine (one has a 20d the other a 300d) both love the feel of the ds. a few folks have mentioned the ds's lack of buttons and having to dive into the menu's to change certain settings, this is of course true but to me it's no big deal. I find the toggle switch for changing iso, wb, shooting mode and flash setting great easier than the d70 but that's something that's going to be down to personal preferance.

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