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05-29-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Greetings from Slovakia

Hi there,

I'm fresh Pentax owner and my new toy is Pentax K10D bought from eBay. I switched from Canon because I think Pentax has more to offer for me and I love old manual lenses so that's why.
The body arrived today and I was tortured for some time before first battery was charged and I could turn it on I was pleasantly surprised with all about ergonomy, settings, customisations and etc... But there
are two things I miss (from Canon) - it's the big wheel dial and last remembered position in menu. No big issues at all. So I was satisfied until...

All of this is so sweet to be true and there is something evil hidden in there. Later at home (I was in work when I received it) I discovered there is one black spot on all photos at same place. Ohh just a little dust speck I told to myself while I was taking blower to my hand. So some time elapsed and I tried also wet cleaning and this speck is still there. I thought it's a scratch on LPF but while I was wet-cleaning the sensor I saw it's not on the same level. At least I think so.

It's possible it's dust speck under the LPF. I don't know what to do because that body is nice piece with only two thousand of actuations and I fell in love with it quickly. I also called to repair service and they told me that it will costs nearly as high as price of the dslr.

I don't know what to do now because I love to shoot landscapes and PP each photo with healing tools will be hell. Actually I do minimal PP to my photos. So that's my torture but there is something that I know - I will stay with Pentax branded DSLRs for long time


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05-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and more importantly, Welcome to the Pentax Family.
06-03-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Welcome, some PP software like Lightroom, you can correct on one image and then copy that correction across to all the other images, so it takes no extra time at all.

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07-03-2014, 07:16 AM   #4
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Thanks. Yes I'm using GIMP to get rid of these specks and it's about 2-3mins to correct one photo

The another thing I discovered is a low quality neck strap which left some black dirt on my neck. This is already solved because I bought Chinon f1.4/50mm and seller sent me it with pentax slr camera as a back cap and there was oldschool strap also attached to the camera. So now I have nice original strap with Pentax logo. I also ordered b&w chessboard like one from China so now I have two nice straps. Both of them look pretty robust and solid.

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