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Old Mar 24, 2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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http://xzj.2000y.net/mb/2/ReadNews.asp?NewsID=337144

Use Babelfish if needed (translate from Simplified Chinese):-

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

As compared to *ist DS inside pics I saw last time, the inside layout of the DL is more neat and tidy and there are not so many wires which have all been replaced by flexible PCB boards.

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Old Mar 24, 2006, 6:23 AM   #2
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Thanks for the link, interesting to see the internal structure. As you say the arrangement of components is very neat.

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Old Mar 25, 2006, 5:00 AM   #3
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let's see?? you have posted that you own 3 D bodies and3 DS bodies.
we've seen only posts by you from the DS. why is that??
why were you banned at DPR?? are you now going to denigerate the DL as you have done the D and DS?? if the pentax is such a bad camera, why do you own 6 bodies???????????
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let's see?? you have posted that you own 3 D bodies and 3 DS bodies.
we've seen only posts by you from the DS. why is that??
why were you banned at DPR?? are you now going to denigerate the DL as you have done the D and DS?? if the pentax is such a bad camera, why do you own 6 bodies???????????
I'm very sorry to see that your reply post is totally irrelevant and off-topic. It's totally okay if you don't want to view any of the DL pictures which I posted to share, but why jump on myself hardly? What you need to do is just not opening the URL I posted, nothing more than that..

Anyway, there is already clear answer to one of your questions made (on me), including how I have used 3 *ist D bodies and 3 *ist DS bodies so far. I have actually told that in my following publicized letter:-

http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh/A_...rporation.html

Regarding why Phil Askey needed to ban me. I only know I was banned shortly after I started a post on discussing the above. I you really want to know the "truth", don't ask me, ask Phil Askey, e.g., you can send an email to ask him, as I myself don't know why he did that. If you get an answer later on, pls let me know! BTW, I have the answer myself and as many of my forum friends have told what they think, we guess something similar afterall (I shall not tell you what we think here, anyway).

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Thanks for the link, interesting to see the internal structure. As you say the arrangement of components is very neat.

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You're welcome, Ira. It's indeed unusual for reviewer to dissemble the camera and post the report.

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Old Mar 25, 2006, 8:40 AM   #6
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RiceHigh, back in the 1970s and 80s one of the American camera magazines, either Modern Photography or Popular Photography would regularly do a teardown of a new camera and include the pictures as part of their report. It was very useful since it often identified strengths (or weaknesses) of a design where the buyer would never see them. Good to see this again.

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Monza76:

Ira: After much waiting, and much posting on Pentax, Oly, Canon, Nikon sites, I have finally narrowed down my options...I checked out the Digital Rebel XT, Nikon D50/D70 (Wolf did not carry a D70S), and Pentax DS (Wolf also did not carry Canon 20D or Olympus)...as I picked up each camera, they all felt good in my hands, and the D70 had the most features for the most $$$...

But what I kept coming back to was the viewfinder in the Pentax DS...all the features in the others were quite a draw, but the view in the Pentax viewfinder kept pulling me back...if not for the VF, the Pentax would have been an also-ran...

So, 2 days ago I finally ordered my first dSLR, the Pentax istDS with kit lens...it should be coming in about a week...I will be joining the Pentax club shortly...

Also, the AA batteries was a positive feature for me...not a deal maker or breaker, but the thought of using batteries I could buy in any Walmart was certainly a plus...

I have read criticisms the the DS is too slow on AF, but those flying bird shots by another poster would seem to contradict that criticism...

So, I am looking forward to joining the "club"...your help and your posts are much appreciated...yes, this means that my previous thought of a Fuji S9000 are no longer...

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Bob,

I had trouble making up my mind at first, the S9000 was very tempting. What finally sold me was when I took out my film SLR and shot a roll with it. The instant response, clear optical viewfinder, real camera sounds (well hey, it isn't a plus but it is a satisfying sound, like the exhaustnote of an old MGB), all made my S7000 seem a little slow in comparison. Then I borrowed a friends DS last October and that sealed the deal. My wife got me a DL for Christmas (probably to shut me up) and I got two nice tele-zooms from ebay for a total price of less than $150.

Oops, rambling again. My biggest concerns were sensor cleaning and the cost. I have had to use a squeeze bulb blower to remove dust specs a couple of times but that is all so far, as for cost, my DL, in practical terms, cost less today than my ME Super with lens, flash and power winder did back in 1981.

I think you made the right move, I am available to answer questions but remember, I am new to this as well.

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RiceHigh, back in the 1970s and 80s one of the American camera magazines, either Modern Photography or Popular Photography would regularly do a teardown of a new camera and include the pictures as part of their report. It was very useful since it often identified strengths (or weaknesses) of a design where the buyer would never see them. Good to see this again.

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Yes, they did this until around mid-90s. The last Pentax SLR they dissembled was the Z-1p.

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http://xzj.2000y.net/mb/2/ReadNews.asp?NewsID=337144

Use Babelfish if needed (translate from Simplified Chinese):-

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

As compared to *ist DS inside pics I saw last time, the inside layout of the DL is more neat and tidy and there are not so many wires which have all been replaced by flexible PCB boards.

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Well, here's the mentioned inside photo of the *ist DS:-

http://cakeru.image.pbase.com/image/57993793.jpg

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