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Old Mar 6, 2005, 4:09 PM   #1
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i just purchased the istDS on ebay. haven't got it yet. i did this because i've used pentax for 25years and have always been impressed with them.

i've got a number of older lenses, all in great shape, and a pentax flash. i ordered the ist w/the kit lens. here's what else i have. i know that the lenses will work but i'd like some feedback on them if you don't mind. the flash also..

28m, f2.8m, smc m series
50mm, f1.4, smc m series
100mm macro, f4m, smc m series
35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Pentax AF
75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ProSpec AFmade by sigma

AF400FTZ Pentax Flash.


i've been using a fuji s7000. wil i be pleased w/the ist???

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Old Mar 6, 2005, 4:44 PM   #2
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wil i be pleased w/the ist???
Tell as in 2 weeks time :-)


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Old Mar 6, 2005, 6:28 PM   #3
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actually i was wondering if the 400 flash was going to be compatable.
i've read pros and cons about it.


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Old Mar 6, 2005, 6:55 PM   #4
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Never tried it by myself, but very much sure, that it will be no problem. I am using 7 y.o Sigma flash and quite happy with result. My requirement from flash is quite simple - as powerful as possible, TTL, vertical swivel a must and horizontal swivel desirable and AF assistance is very helpful.
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 9:49 PM   #5
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The AF400FTZ should work just fine on the DS, but just remember that it is not auto focus and you will have to move it for each lens length you shoot with. The DS does not have a PC connector so you will have to use the hot shoe.

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thanx all. does anybody have a link for what the DS can stand as far as trigger voltage is concerned?
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 3:51 PM   #7
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While searching around for flash trigger voltage info I came upon this post. I was a Pentax SLR user from way back (pre A-series stuff) who currently uses a Fuji S7000 and is planning to buy a Pentax *ist DS2. I am very happy with the Fuji but the viewfinder lag and night blindness are getting a little annoying. I shot a wedding this summer, very successfully, with the Fuji but it was, fortunately, mostly outside on a nice day, an indoor low-light wedding may prove a real challenge.

Just thought I would say hi.

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Old Dec 11, 2005, 5:16 PM   #8
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monza,
was i ever surprised to see that, I , posted this thread. it's really old. i think we got a lot of this covered in this thread.
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=80

what's strange is i also upgraded from the s7000. i still use it but it's not comparible to the ist. it does however make a great backup cam.. oh, and my wife loves it..
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 5:17 PM   #9
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 6:25 PM   #10
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KSV wrote:
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wil i be pleased w/the ist???
Tell as in 2 weeks time :-)

actually, it didn't take 2 weeks. how about 2 minutes, when i saw DOF check..
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