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Old Mar 13, 2007, 6:47 PM   #11
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If you want reallypopping jpgs straight out of the camera, get Canon and skip the K10. I happen to prefer the more natural look of the Pentax, but that's my personal taste. If I want a picture to look like a Canon shot, I can do that through post processing, but it takes additional time, and for most of what I take, I don't want that look. If you prefer the look of the Canon's pictures, you won't be happy with the K10, who's "image quality" is more like the DS/DL. Besides, you can sell all your used Pentax lenses easily right now - as you've noticed, the prices of used Pentax equipment is reacting to supply and demand, and it's really high right now.

The K10 has it's faults, it isn't a perfect camera (but then, they haven't made a perfect camera yet). Buy it for what it is, not for what you hope it will be. And yes, having a professional review is nice, but if all the pictures that have been posted by us amateurs haven't pleased you, do yourself a favor and buy the camera that DOES please you. Otherwise you'll end up with a camera you hate.
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mtngal,

I can't imagine hating any of these cameras (K10D, D200, 30D), but your point is well taken. I think you also hit the nail on the head when you mentioned the choices that Pentax made on the JPEG side - that is a lot of what bothers me. And I don't want to always have to shoot RAW with its associated large file sizes, etc. to get the look I want.

I wish Pentax had set it up so that you could get either look - the film-like look you prefer or the more Canon-like look that I like. Then (assuming they fixed the availability problem) I would saythey do have the "perfect" camera. At least for me.

However, given those issues, I'll probably end up with a 30D and a bunch of expensive IS lenses.

Too bad really, because Pentax did make the right decision by putting SR in the body, in my opinion.
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Old Mar 13, 2007, 10:25 PM   #13
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Before you give up on the Pentax, try to test one using both the bright and the natural mode - the K10 and K100 have much better bright mode (more saturated, sharper but not over-done) than the DS/DL did. Then make your decision from there, you might find the bright mode more to your taste - it's worth a try before you give up on Pentax.
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Steve, please include as many parallel and comparable (same time-same place) 'real life' sampels of K10D and its direct competitors (Canon, Nikon, Sony...).

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By the way, although I threatened with a rebellion, it wasn't my intention to start a civil war between different photo tribes with this topic.

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mirkoc wrote:
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Steve, please include as many parallel and comparable (same time-same place) 'real life' sampels of K10D and its direct competitors (Canon, Nikon, Sony...).

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By the way, although I threatened with a rebellion, it wasn't my intention to start a civil war between different photo tribes with this topic.
Sounds as if you think we have a camera store here, sorry but no. I'd love to do what you suggest but we send cameras back after a 30-day loan period so we don't havethe other dSLRs in the K10D's category to directly compare it to and can't do parallel sample images. Wish we could.
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Excuse me for bordering You with this unrealistic request!
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The K10D review has been posted!


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HURRRAAAAA!
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Excuse me for bordering You with this unrealistic request!
Maybe not same exact time, but if you look at Steves reviews he uses MANY of the same subjects/locations for his test/sample shots. Makes comparison rather easy... and something few do.... thanks for that Steve.

PS do those surf boards never move??? :-)
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Excuse me for bordering You with this unrealistic request!
Maybe not same exact time, but if you look at Steves reviews he uses MANY of the same subjects/locations for his test/sample shots. Makes comparison rather easy... and something few do.... thanks for that Steve.

PS do those surf boards never move??? :-)
If You look better, there is an example of directly comparable sampels in Steve's reviews. But anyway, I can not find enough kind words to thank you for your OUTMOST HELPFUL remarks, what can I say, it was a REVELATION!

Please, keep going strong and thank You, thank You, thank You!
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