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Old Oct 15, 2004, 5:55 PM   #1
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This message is primarily for Steve and I was wondering when we can expect a full blown review of the Pentax *ist DS camera. I'm anxiously awaiting a review and more importantly, availability of this DSLR. Any insight would be appreciated.
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Old Oct 16, 2004, 1:11 PM   #2
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Not sure when we'll get it just yet. Currently working on 3 other Pentax reviews of Optio 750Z, S50 and S5i. Too many cameras, too little time - but it's coming soon.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Steve. I've been contemplating a while now between the Canon 300D and the ist DS. Based on what you (or anyone else) have seen/heard, do you have an opinion between the two?
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 9:15 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat....Like the Canon Digital Rebel...but hate the plastic body. Image quality is awesome though. If they have fixed the softness issue with the *isD in the *istDS then I'm sold on the *istDS


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Old Oct 19, 2004, 9:51 AM   #5
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Can you explain further what the "softness" issue is with the Ist?

I was also taken aback by the size of the Rebel. I did quite a bit of research prior to walking into a camera shop and wasn't expecting it to be that large. (I am graduating from a point n shoot). So, I am very anxious to see a Ist DS in the stores so that I can hold it. My expectation is that it will be large enough to handle a variety of lenses, but small enough to notthink twice abouttaking it with you.
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 5:41 PM   #6
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If you read the reviews on the *ist D you will know what I mean about the "softness" issue. Not a huge deal as you can sharpen pictures after with photoshop or whatever program you use. The *istDS does look good on paper....just want to read a review or get my hands on one first though
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 9:49 AM   #7
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Here's a hands on review of a pre-production example. Looks promising...

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/pentaxistds/
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Old Nov 2, 2004, 12:06 PM   #8
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Pentax has published sample pictures av the DS taken at ISO 200 only, look at http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp/en/35mm/ist-ds/ex.html
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Pentax has published sample pictures av the DS taken at ISO 200 only, look at http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp/en/35mm/ist-ds/ex.html

It's funny that Pentax Japan put it under their "35mm" sub-category :?

Maybe we should tell them that it is really a digital SLR :blah:
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