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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:38 am 
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Bonjour Gordon,

You're welcome!

Since the Camera Labs video on the Pentax K10D helped me on my purchase, I was very happy to contribute back to the site by publishing and sharing a user review.

Consolidating
  1. a technical review from experts (ie. Gordon and his team),
  2. a quick video tour plus
  3. some users feed-backs,
gives a splendid guide to would-be purchasers.

Picking one camera out of many very good available on the market is not an easy job!

Best regards from France,[/list]

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:28 pm 
congrats on a great camera :)

Also your example is good if you own another brand.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:51 pm 
i have a K10d comming in the mail soon

i have the Af-540 fgz flash for it ,

but in your opinion , what would be a great "all in one lens"?

im just thinking of my next purchases for it


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:18 pm 
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Why not think about the brand spanking new Tamron AF 18-250mm 3.5-6.3 Di II LD Asp IF Makro. It's around 440EUR.
This lens will give you the largest zoom-range on a DSLR in the known universe :)
Or if you like it a little shorter: the Tamron AF 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 XR Di II Asp IF Makro for around 320EUR.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:59 am 
haha yeah , i dont need a MONSTER zoom , 90% or more of my photos wont even need that much zoom , a 135mm should be the max i need
but DAMN!!!!!!! if i had money to blow id DEFINATLEY buy that 250mm


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Bonjour Drill-lights,

Drill-lights wrote:
i have a K10d comming in the mail soon

i have the Af-540 fgz flash for it ,

but in your opinion , what would be a great "all in one lens"?


I’ve no answer since I don’t use an “all in one lens”! However, I considered 2 points:

I've always been very cautious with mega-zoom, more than 4x, for chromatic aberration.

When I bought the *ist DL, the “duo-pack” came with the 18-55mm and the 50-200mm zooms at a bargain price. When I changed for the K10D, I just stayed with my zooms.

Have fun with your new camera and share your feed-back! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:55 am 
yeah the 200mm is more than likely to much for me

thats why i think a 135mm will be best im looking at also investing in a fish eye lens for it too , i LOVE the look of the fish eye


also does the K10 do B&W , sepia , negative , etc etc etc ?
my favorite photos to do are black and white


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:42 am 
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Drill-lights wrote:
also does the K10 do B&W , sepia , negative , etc etc etc ?
my favorite photos to do are black and white


Yes, yes, yes...

But I suggest you to take the pictures with the camera in RAW and then process them on your computer to turn them into B&W, sepia, ...

A solid image processing software gives you much more options than those few provided by the in-camera processing lab. All B&W pictures are not equal!

Have a look at the free trials of
- Aperture (30 days) :arrow: http://www.apple.com/aperture/trial/
or
- DXo (21 days): the 4.5 releases supports the K10D and both the 28-55mm and 50-200mm zooms :arrow: http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_demo.

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:18 pm 
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The K10D offers 9 ISO steps. Here is the full picture, taken with ISO 100. This is just an average view of a roof under an average gray sky on an average gray day in Paris. :)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/672550298

Now, using the Sv mode, I took 9 times the same picture. Here are the 700x700 crops. Please note that the files were not post-processed.

ISO 100
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/671690557

ISO 140
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/671691545

ISO 200
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/671692609

Since ISO 200 is not that different from ISO 100, selecting ISO 200 as minimum sensibility (through the menu Fn > ISO) could boost speed. My former camera, a *ist DL, started with ISO 200 so I was surprised wit the low speeds suggested by the K10D, due to ISO 100.

ISO 280
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/672553822

ISO 400
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/672554380

Some artefacts start to appear and become more frequent with higher ISO.

ISO 560
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/672554918

ISO 800
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/672555464/

Artefacts are clearly visible now.

ISO 1100
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/671691045

ISO 1600
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/671692075

ISO impact seems low. In 4x6" prints, artefacts are barely visible. Selecting ISO 200 as minimum sensitivity could help with faster speeds.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:44 am 
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Back to the full pictures:

First, taken at ISO 100 1/180 f9.5
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/672550298

Then, taken at ISO 1600 1/1500 f13
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rei_vilo/744721205/

Could you notice a difference? :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:18 pm 
so i have now had my pentax k10d now for 3 days
and here is my first review on it .

i love the feel of it in my hands its a beefy camera but im a big boy and i wanted something that will look and feel good while im holding

front and rear scroll dials make light alot easier . i like just a simple flick will change the ISO , Aparture, shutter speed , among a feel other ones also .

since im new with the camera as ive said i have taken a LOAD of bad pictures so deleting alot of pics is a pain well i like what pentax did with the 16 photos on the screen at a time and if youturn the rear dial to the left you can check mark the pictures yopu wanna delete .

and since im tight on time ill just also add , i really like the secondary grip on the left side . its alot more compfortable than most other brands


more info about my thoughts in the future as i get better with it


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@rei_vilo:
Well, no! No difference to my eye at 1024x685. But at 100% you should easily identify the ISO1600 pic...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Bonjour,

I posted a review of the Pentax BG2 battery grip at :arrow: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4709#4709

Best regards,

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Drill-lights,

Some news of your first week with the K10D :?:

Nice to share your feed-back :!:

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See Drill-lights' post here: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4816

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