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Is Pentax bouncing back?

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by hwyhobo, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. hwyhobo

    hwyhobo

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    In case you haven't seen the latest Pentax design, K10D, there is a preview here.

    I used to be absolutely in love with Pentax LX (I know, I am dating myself). Unfortunately, there hasn't been anything particularly interesting from Pentax in the 35mm SLR format (or digital SRL) since then.

    One thing that the preview doesn't stress enough, and which to me is very enticing, is that this camera is compatible with a full array of older Pentax lenses, including manual focus and all-manual. Such backward compatibility is refreshing, particularly if your photography does not require fast autofocus.

    Is anyone else interested in seeing how this camera pans out?
     
  2. lethal tupperwa

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    1gig card and good to go with 6mp.
     

  3. JMag

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    I just ordered one...based upon all I've heard/read/seen I believe they are. The K10D is an amazing camera that Canon and Nikon will certainly notice, IMO.

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. hwyhobo

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    JMag, I am with you there. I just hope that the Sony sensor they are apparently using does not bite them on the *&$, as it did some others (banding, high ISO noise). That's what gives Canon the advantage these days - they don't have to depend on Sony, they have their own superb CMOS sensors.
     
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    I don't need to be bitten on this gig, that's for sure.

    I think they have a winner; we'll see.
     
  6. hwyhobo

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    We'll be waiting for your photos. I am very interested in the real-life performance of that camera. Please keep us current.
     
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    As another longtime Pentax fan, wishing you all the best with your new camera. After you've had a chance to play with it for awhile, let us know what you think.
     
  8. JMag

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    I'll do my best with the photos; I'm no pro with the camera...yet!

    :supergrin:
     
  9. hwyhobo

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    Well, get very familiar with Photoshop or Gimp. That's just as much fun as taking pictures, and now you will have complete control of the process from pressing the shutter release to the final form - that alone is worth going digital. :)