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11-29-2010, 05:15 AM   #16
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I got mine yesterday with the 35mm f2.4 lens and this camera has been an absolute joy to shoot with. i love the news lens but shooting with my manual 50mm f1.7 was equally as enjoyable.

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I really do like the K-r over my K200d (not that the K200d wasn't a good camera - I just like the additional features of the K-r). I most like the in-camera HDR, the additional resolution for even larger prints, and the faster and more "sure" focusing of the K-r. All in all I am very happy with the purchase, and although I haven't used even half the features of the camera, I am "sold" on it.
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k-r is great, but: 1) Use of CPL with 55-300mm lens produces double image effect. Pentax tech support had no solution to suggest 2) remote shutter release IR sensor is on front of camera. this is not a good location 3) remote shutter release does not support burst shooting. Otherwise, it's great so far. I wrote a more detailed review at Amazon if you wish to read it.

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Anyone tried K-r with Tamron 17-50 f2.8? I have K10D now, and tried my Tamron with K-x. Focus was significantly faster and more accurate. I wonder if K-r is even better than K-x.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hegedus Quote
Anyone tried K-r with Tamron 17-50 f2.8? I have K10D now, and tried my Tamron with K-x. Focus was significantly faster and more accurate. I wonder if K-r is even better than K-x.

Yeah I have the k-r and 17-50. Great combo.

I get a bit of back focus with the 17-50 at the long end, but otherwise its great.

Very fast AF the af drive motor is beefed up on the k-r vs the k-x there is some side by side video of a test somewhere
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I am considering buying K-r. My Tamron works great with K10D, no FF or BF problems after adjusting the body in debug mode. When you say that at the long end there is BF, how noticeable it is? Do you think it is the K-r's fault or lens fault? I take a lot of photos at 50mm f2.8, and this is a big disadvantage for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hegedus Quote
I am considering buying K-r. My Tamron works great with K10D, no FF or BF problems after adjusting the body in debug mode. When you say that at the long end there is BF, how noticeable it is? Do you think it is the K-r's fault or lens fault? I take a lot of photos at 50mm f2.8, and this is a big disadvantage for me.
To be honest I havent had too much opportunity to test it outdoors in natural light. Most of my fooling around has been done in the evening inside with various types of lights.

I think it is more the lens than the camera but I only have a 90mm to compare it to. It could also be a factor of the mix of lighting, or even just my copy of the lens.

Ive only really noticed it when I was testing to try and find it. I dont think it will really be an issue for most shooting. And likely with decent natural lighting and some AF adjust it wont be an issue at all.

Its still razor sharp and a nice lens in any case especially for the cash.

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And likely with decent natural lighting and some AF adjust it wont be an issue at all.
It is true...my K10D is very picky about the light source It also sometimes misses focus when I take photos inside my house. It seems that this is an issue of all digital bodies (not only Pentax), because same thing happened with my old Canon 350D.
So, K-r it is for me. Hope I will enjoy it as much as you
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I bought the K-r as a supplement for my trusty 2 years old K-20. Before this I had the chance to extensively play with the K-x which has outstanding image quality. I was very tempted to get K-x. For new users the K-x is still a valid option. You should refer to the sticky K-r vs. K-x.

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I am aware of key differences between K-x and K-r. I really find these tree features important to me: AF assist lamp, focus adjustment and AF points in the viewfinder. Other than that, slightly faster AF is also welcome, but this has already been achieved with K-x (compared to my K10D).
Also, I forgot to ask if anyone uses Sigma 18-125 DC (non HSM) with new bodies - K-5 and K-r? I see that higher sensor resolution might surpass the resolution of lens, so I am interested if this is the case also with that Sigma model.
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