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05-15-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
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New K10D owner here

Just wanted to say hello. Seems like a good bunch of folks here with good sane conversation.

I started shooting film around 1982ish and have used Nikon bodies exclusively. Went through F, F2, F3, FM2, FE2, N8008s, F90 and now shoot a F4s for my film work. When I went to give digital a try I went with a D70 and later a D200. I was becoming bored with digital and went to film full time a few months ago and sold my Nikon DSLRs and kept the F4s. My other film cameras that see use are a Leica M6TTL and a Yashica Electro 35 GSN.

Well a month ago I was wishing I didn't get rid of the D200 for times when film would be a hassle and for experimenting. I decided to look at other brands more because of curiosity and also to see if another brand will get me thinking different about my photography. I also didn't want to reinvest in a D200 and admit I was wrong....I am stubborn like that.

I decided on the K10D because of the glass and because of the image samples I saw. It was also a bargain, especially since I got it at Samy's during their no-tax sale. I bought the body and the 40/2.8. The 40/2.8 fits perfectly with my shooting style. I do all my work with primes and love normals. Form the images I have seen the Pentax glass has that 3D depth I love about some of my Leica glass.

Overall I am very impressed with the build and layout of the controls. The camera seems as well made as my D200...but I somewhat like plastic better then magnesium. I find the metal body has a tendency to get very cold when I go shooting early in the morning.


Here is a sample of what I have been shooting lately...both with film. Shot available light and scanned with a Nikon Coolscan V-ED. Going to do something similar today with the K10D and see how she does.





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You have some VERY nice pictures there. Welcome to the forum!
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Nice florals! Very nice. What film did you use? I do some B&W with an old fully manual Vivitar Kmount and am always looking for film recommendations.

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Welcome, and yes those are quite nice photos.

I have been a Pentax shooter since 1971 and have both the istD and K10D, as well as the aformentioned D200.

All three have there applications, but i think you will find the K10D a great camera. Very littel PS adjusting on my shots, as apposed to my other brand Dslr's sometimes.

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Thanks

I shoot color neg since I can develop fairly cheap. I use to do my own developing, but with CS2/Bibble I found I can get the look I want and not deal with chemicals. Plus Digital ICE only works with color neg and not B&W. Digital ICE is like magic when it comes to dust on negs.

The Lillie was shot with Kodak 100UC and the Rose with Fuji Pro 800Z


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Nice florals! Very nice. What film did you use? I do some B&W with an old fully manual Vivitar Kmount and am always looking for film recommendations.

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Both are wonderful pictures, but I really like the second one. I'll be interested to see how the K10D works for you...

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Here are the first shots I did...trying to duplicate film.

Anyway...I think the K10D is a keeper. Looking forward to working with it.



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Looks great to me. This camera does great B&W.

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Great stuff welcome aboard.
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Very nice!!! I like the contrast in the first picture better than the second.
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Very nice photos, i really love the film shots....makes me wanna grab a roll and dust of my spotmatic Theres a nice application i use called Exposure from Alienware which mimics the characteristics of traditional film. The BW presets cover Fuji neopan 100-1600, ilford delta range, kodak tmax and tri-x range and even infra red. They work well for most needs as is but you also have full control if needed. There is also a color film section included in the plugin.
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I have Exposure in CS2....It's pretty cool and does a nice job of duplicating film stock. I don't use the B&W film that often, but do like the color films....especially the cross processed ones.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kaimarx Quote
Very nice photos, i really love the film shots....makes me wanna grab a roll and dust of my spotmatic Theres a nice application i use called Exposure from Alienware which mimics the characteristics of traditional film. The BW presets cover Fuji neopan 100-1600, ilford delta range, kodak tmax and tri-x range and even infra red. They work well for most needs as is but you also have full control if needed. There is also a color film section included in the plugin.
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