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Old Aug 23, 2006, 2:38 PM   #1
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I tried a K100D at Sahara Camera in Las Vegas (nice people and not C/N snobs) and it feels very solid and focuses faster than my DS. I took these images in the store with my FA lens on their camera, one with SR on and one with SR off and the difference is amazing.

I am waiting for the D10, but if it isn't want I want, I will be getting one of the K100D's and my DS will become my backup camera.

Run don't walk to your nearest dealer and get one before others find out how amazing this camera is.

1/30 second, 70mm, hand held, f/8, K100D, No Post Processing

Without SR turned on:

With SR turned on:


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Old Aug 23, 2006, 2:51 PM   #2
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hmm, what was the ISO setting? they seems a little noisy...

SR does seem to work very nicely...

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Old Aug 23, 2006, 2:54 PM   #3
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3200, lighting was not what it could have been inside the shop and I have no idea what settings they had in the camera and I didn't check before taking the test shots.

They actually are not too bad for that ISO.

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I do not care about the iso as it is a test of the SR.
But I do think there may be a pychological thing that may influence how steady our hands are. Each shot may still be different.
My idea is that if you can have something vibrating uniformly , that would be ideal. How about holding up a vibrator in motor while taking shots(to compare with or without SR)? I have big hand . I can hold the camera and a vibrator at the same time. That should give uniform shakiness.
The other forum has suggested taking pict on a mower tractor while idling.
Same idea.

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Actually I was only interested in testing SR for my style of shooting and I works for me very well and I thought I would share it with the forum.

I rarely shoot photos on a lawn mower, but do take them in low light where I am forced to use f/2.8 instead of f/8 and the K100D seems to be just what I need to get the extra DOF I need.

The ISO 3200 was just an added bonus to see how much noise the camera had at high ISO.

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Old Aug 23, 2006, 6:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting your test Tom, Now I know I made a good decision in buying one. Now I really can't wait to get it and start :|. :-)
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tom, evidently you liked the cam. coming from you that's an understatement. we need to wait fo the d10 tho.. just think what we will be able to pick up a k100 then..

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which pic had the SR turned on???
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tom, evidently you liked the cam. coming from you that's an understatement. we need to wait fo the d10 tho.. just think what we will be able to pick up a k100 then..

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which pic had the SR turned on???
How cruel to say around people who just purchased a K100!!!:!:!!!

OK, I actually wanted to wait but it was you people and your excellent pictures that forced me over the line. I wanted to start experimenting and learning now, not in three months. If a K10ends up beingthat much better, well then I guess I will have to buy one of those too.

Hmmph,

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Lest that last post be mistaken, it was made with tongue firmly in cheek and a large smile. Light hearted sarcasm can sometimes convey poorly in writing.

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Old Aug 23, 2006, 8:30 PM   #10
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I just traded my DS in yesterday for a K100D. From the hundred or so shots I've taken, I've noticed:

1. JPegs are VASTLY improved out of the camera. Thanks Pentax!
2. Flash is much more useful.
3. AF is faster.
4. Metering is less prone to underexpose, but highlights still don't get blown out.
It wasn't a constant problem with the DS, but it DID exist.....
5. Once you've had a 2.5" screen, you'll NEVER go back !!

Pentax took a look at the DS and really stepped up with improvements on the K100D.

So far, it's been a joy to use! Glad to see everyone over here at Steve's!

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