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03-06-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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the eventual e-bay score!!!!

Pentax K K R 12 4 MP Digital SLR Camera Body 027075175280 | eBay


after bidding on several of these defective camaeras sold at auction as is I finally scored one!!!!!!
gonna abuse it with prime lenses and interval shooting!!!!!!
bonus on occasion implement use of the o-gps-1 with one of the sears lens 135 or the 210........will get 30 seconds!! please stand by
now the debate will be sell my killer olympus 4/3 system switched to pentax better noise if an at all!!!!!!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/123743029@N04/16739314695/
the K-r will be addition to the time lapse collection!!

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Thats a good deal, congrats!
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Great deal if it is functional, apart from the mentioned defective flash.
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Hopes it's a good one

03-08-2015, 08:34 AM   #5
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thanks guys, I sure do hope so! btw the link to flickr I pasted at the bottom (a time lapse) made explore on flickr.......the second time lapse to do so....it is really neat and flattering when that occurs.......not sure if I will ever get a regular snap shot to make it hahaha........also if the K-r does work means it will wear the sears 28/2.8 and I will hafta get the bower 14/2.8 to put on the K-50......does the buying of stuff ever stop!?!?!?
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got it today and it works just fine minus the flash but it would fire (the flash that is).....seems brand new! worked it through some interval shooting....way too cloudy to catch a decent sunset but made a short time lapse....its what I like doin most......really looking forward to drive this at night and it frees up the k-50 to use with o-gps-1...reckon i'll be goin nuts when I get good clear nights!! woot!
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shutter count is 249 and that's after taking like 150 pics....it's brand new
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So you're the one that outbid me! Congrats! I picked up one of the ones listed with the front focus issue. Got it today, and so far it is working like a charm. Even if the FF problem is a bad one, I'll mostly be shooting with manual lenses, so no biggie!

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hahaha!!! maybe....I missed out on a few k-5's too
sweet deal glad ya got one!!!! curious if firmware update will help out if it does
yeh even the defective flash issue was no problem....fires just fine!!! such a bargain!
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I recently got one of these on eBay too, it works just fine. Such a great deal. Happy shooting!
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sweet! ditto!
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I scored on one as well, heck of a steal & better than seller thinks - I'm OK with that.
Edit - just used the shutter-counter on the site, 58 actuations. Nice.

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nice! yes such a great deal.....wish that could happen for that fella in Australia that was asking about the k-x earlier
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Well I've found my first real issue with the $28 body; regardless of dial setting it's either Av or M (or movie). I haven't tried the scenes yet so I'll keep fiddling. I use Av and M 90 percent of the time so it's still an excellent deal on a working body with ~60 clicks.. and I can send it in to the new place if it's not something I can solve with very gentle inspection

What I really like is that it's the same size as the K-s1 give or take a few % (via camerasize.com) - yes the 20Mp and no AA are cool but this K-5 interface is familiar to me & the 12Mpx sensor is no slouch at all.
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atleast it seems a minor problem.....I haven't had any yet.....I use various scene modes and manual....as I don't know how to use the others yet......although I would like to use the one that I can set a certain aperture and let it adjust shutter speed and use old primes(some have 'a' and some do not) for sunsets and other stuff I would like to time lapse where the session will have a steady exposures
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