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Mike  Lavigne

Pentax K10D

I have upgraded from my Pentax ist DS to the new K10D. I was wondering what others thought of the K10D? I'm having some difficulty with auto focus in low light. For my level of expertise the camera features should last me a long time and the photo quality is excellent but I'd be interested in hearing the opinions of others that have the K10D.

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4/4/2007 4:27:45 PM

Steve Lesgold
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/12/2007
  I got mine the end of December. I've not done a great deal of low light yet, but I've been ecstatic with the camera so far. This is my first digital SLR, but I've had film slrs for many years and used a Canon s45 digital for several years.

I find that, for every problem I've encountered, there's a setting in the K10D to solve it. For example, I was frustrated with the focussing when shooting through tree branches at birds and changed it to a spot setting and now it works great. I'd be interested in getting K10D people to talk about their experiences and what lenses they are using. I need a longer telephoto or zoom and would like to see what people have been happy with.

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4/18/2007 4:52:15 PM

Mike  Lavigne   Hi Steve. I've had my K10D since October as I had pre-ordered it. I've used the ist DS for a couple of years and love it so I stayed with Pentax. Also the fact that I had a number of lenses by then so economics alone said Pentax. My favourite shots are wildlife, macro and telephoto. For macro I use the Sigma 105mm. For telephoto I have the Sigma 70-300 APO. I have also picked up a number of manual lenses on ebay. I have a Paragon 500mm and a Sigma F8 600mm. The 500mm & 600MM I picked up over the winter so haven't done much with them yet other than test shots. Looks like they will be fun though.

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4/18/2007 5:15:09 PM

Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
  I have been a Pentax user since 1978 from film to digital. I recently switched to Nikon. I stuck with Pentax because of my Pentax lenses. I finally switched to Nikon primarily because I has not satisfied with the auto focus with Pentax. I found it slow and not as sharp as I wanted. With my eye sight not being what it once was, I need to depend on auto focus in lower light situations.

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4/18/2007 6:46:40 PM

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