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  • #3345
    cmnypny
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    I am interested in getting on of these. Pricy at 1100 bucks just for the body but it will take my existing Pentax film SLR lenses.

    I have always been a pentax fan.

    See [url:2x9g5gfs]http://www.pentax.ca:16080/digital/digital_slr/k10d/[/url:2x9g5gfs] for the specs.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    #24134
    Derek Mereweather
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    Colin

    I switched from a Nikon film to a Nikon Digital so that I could use my old lenses. After making my purchase I found out that digital-ready lenses record what you see through the lens. The lenses designed for film cameras, while working on a new digital body, don’t capture the entire image in the viewfinder due to the shape of the CCD (or something along those lines – think it was a image info mapping issue). You might want to check if that is the case with Pentax as well, and then decide if it is worth the hassle of having to figure out which part of the picture the camera will record for each lens. It is fine for portraits where you have a great deal of control over image composition and compliant subjects, not so fine for action or hard to replicate shots where you may only have a brief window to compose and click.

    Further laughs: when I purchased the new digital a year and a half ago, I asked how much they would give me on a trade-in on my 2-yr old F65. They said it could be as much as $50! Hard to believe that a camera worth hundreds of $$$ 2 years prior could only have been worth $50. It has now been added to the old camera collection.

    Derek

    #24135
    cmnypny
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    I went outside into the parking lot of the store.

    I zoomed in and framed various signs, etc they did not get cutoff or anything.

    I did it on a no parking sign as they have the red line all around the border. It turned out perfect.

    I was really impressed with my 70 – 200 zoom on it.

    It is also amazingly fast on continuous shooting and will keep going until you run out of memory on your card.

    I think Pentax got it right.

    I asked the guy about what you said. They have seen it happen with a digital lense put on a film camera. He showed me and it turned out fish eyed view.

    #24136
    Derek Mereweather
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    With the cost of lenses, it is a shame to have to duplicate ones you already own. It does sound like Pentax got it right!

    Derek

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