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07-03-2008, 03:13 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I am delighted to be a member here on the Pentax forums, I am a beginner, getting interested in photography and on the verge of stepping up to a DSLR camera.

I have been researching what camera would be good for me to start out with and within my budget. I thought I had decided on the Nikon 40D, but do not like the limitations with the lenses, so my next choice was the Pentax K100D, it is a little over my budget but I think I can work it out.

I have read great reviews for this camera, and before I make my final decision, I wanted to see what the people here on the Pentax forums were saying.

Thanks and look forward to participating in some discussions here!

07-03-2008, 04:29 AM   #2
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Welcome, Chamel, to the forum.
I know you will enjoy learning digital photography from all members.
Good onyer mate!
07-03-2008, 05:28 AM   #3
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Welcome Chamel. Must be nice to be from such a historical place like the Hokkaido - of course made famous to us westerners thru the book Shogun.

I PERSONALLY did not like the K100D. Although many did not, there were some of us who had problems with the batteries. I got rid of it FAST and bought a second istD and did not regret it.
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If you do decide on getting a K100D you should make sure that it is the "Super" version. The K100D Super will support SDM as well screwdrive autofocus lenses. I bought a K100D Super as my first DSLR and I am very happy with my choice. It will allow me to learn more about DSLR photography while supporting new lenses. As far as batteries go I had been using Sanyo Eneloop batteries in my household for a while and just used them in my camera and have had no problems. There are a couple threads on batteries on this board if you search them out that have more details.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with whatever camera you choose!

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