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 Post subject: Having a K10D
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:22 am 
Heya everyone,

How are y'all doing? :)

I just went to the shop, talk for 1.5 hours and finally got a K10D.. :D
My fren is now laughing at me cuz initially I wanted the Canon SX100 IS
Then the G9, then the D40, then the Canon 350D, then the D60, and now I'm with K10D

So I need some pointers before really getting into it, so i need tips and help from anyone possible :) Thanks ahead

Ha ha, so here is my first few photos, Enjoy and comments please :)
And thanks Gordon for the video tours I have been watching for all these while for the past month :P

Thanks & Peace

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:24 am 
So you got your "big and heavy" SLR after all! I'll take this opportunity to laugh again. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Welcome to the forums!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:09 am 
Welcome to the family. With Pentax, it really is a family. I'm not sure if I can give links to other forums, but the ppl online are so helpful. On CameraLabs, I see pretty much only Rei_vilo being active as a Pentax user. I am pretty new to the family too, so lots for me to learn too. I don't have the K10 (only the k100), but your camera can do as much stuff as you ever hoped.

What kinda pointers are you looking for in particular? lens?

From my experience, the backwards compatibility is a godsend to photographers on a budget. Fast primes from over a decade ago can compare to the newer glass released at a fraction of the cost.

Also, not sure if it's the same with the K10, but my K100 default saturation is quite high. I actually have to tone that down to -2. Nothing serious, but just a heads up.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:12 am 
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Bonjour Xnightz,

Congratulations for your choice :)

I followed a very similar path when I tried to replace a P&S camera Canon A70: I went for the big-zoom Canon S3 IS, then for a Pentax dSLR.

The K10D is a great choice :!: Well, I'm myself an enthusiast K10D user :wink: .

Actually, the K10D needs a learning curve: if this could help you, have a look at my :arrow: user review.

By the way, which lens(es) are you currently using :?:

Enjoy and share your pictures :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:37 pm 
Thanks for the warm welcome guys,

Well, I'm not a beginner in photography but I am really a beginner in DSLRs
I just know the concept and theories but need to know a thing or two in practice,

This is the "pointers" or "tips" i meant, the skills needed to use a DSLR.

Rei, I am currently using the default lense 18-55mm f3.5 - 5.6 AL, and i am not planning to buy any more lense JUST YET...hehe

FYI: When thinking of a camera I was on a really really tight budget so I will be slow in any accessories and stuff :)

Peace


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:51 pm 
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Hi Xnightz,

May I add my own welcome.

You used the "tips " word in your last post so I naturally have to ask if you've seen our sister site DSLR Tips yet?

Bob.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:13 pm 
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Bonsoir Xnightz,

When I switched to a dSLR, I needed to refresh my basics. What is DOF, I wondered :?: I found some great answers on this thread about photography books.

For the K10D, this book :arrow: Pentax K10D - Magic Lantern Guide, by Peter K. Burian helped me making the link between the K10D parameters and photography.

Most important, play and have fun :) Is case you need some help, publish your picture and ask for comments :!:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:04 am 
ive been a K10d owner for 10 months now and i love it . granted people say its heavy, ehh so what thats why you have muscles hahahah
i love the camera i have captured so much of my life with it , to me the camera is priceless
almost everything i need is in easy reach to where i dont even need to look at the camera buttons i just know where they are

i read some where along time ago
that some famous photographer said

"i may take 10,000 photos and only get one good one"

so i always remember that
i may not get the perfect photo everytime but the more screw ups you do the more oppertunity you have to learn and correct your mistakes


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:00 am 
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granted people say its heavy, ehh so what thats why you have muscles hahahah


See that graham, it's like killing two birds with one stone...hahahahaha
Anyway thanks for the encouragement Death2man :)

I will be posting more pictures up soon and please comment :)
Don't hesitate now...haha


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 Post subject: K10D
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:29 pm 
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Hello and Welcome

I have had a K10D since July 2007 - it's great but as rei-vilo points out there is a learning curve to it (like there is for just about anything) so if you haven't already I would also suggest that you check out his user review - I did.

Cheers

Stu.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:07 am 
Thanks for the welcome stu

Yeah, i read his review and it was fantastic,
Up to every detail needed for one who has a K10D :)

I read it even before I buy it but i think I need to again...hehe

Well these things will take some time and I'll definately learn a thing or two from you guys

Peace ;)


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Hello Xnightz

I am still learning things about my K10D and I have had it nearly a year, if I'm going to be totally honest (oh well here goes) there are still things about my Olympus C750UZ that I am not 100% sure about and I have had that nearly 5 years. :D

If there is anything you want to ask about then post it on the forum as the people here appear to be very helpful and of course knowledgable (it's at this point that I may let the side down)


Cheers


Stu

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 2:26 pm 
Hey Stuey :)

Well eventually, I'm sure you'll be a great photographer, just need some time ;) ;) to get to understand the camera, it's like our friend....LOL

We will definately be on the right track together (I guess so...hahaha) so let's share as much as we could k?? :) :)

P.S. I have and still using an Olympus FE-280. :P:P


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:01 pm 
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Bonsoir Stuey and Xnightz,

Thanks for the accolade :)

Feel free to raise your questions: I'll do my best to provide an answer :!:

Best regards,

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:52 pm 
rei_vilo wrote:
Bonsoir Stuey and Xnightz,

Thanks for the accolade :)

Feel free to raise your questions: I'll do my best to provide an answer :!:

Best regards,



Just got my K10D today for £350. Refurb but has 12 months guarantee.

What would be the top 5 tips for new owners of this camera?

Thanks, Paul


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