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06-02-2009, 09:04 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by res3567 Quote
The kit lens is a good one from what I've read.
i used it for a long time before getting anything else, and for a beginner it's very decent. during classes i think i took better photos with that lens than some people with crazy expensive gear. so ya

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yeah once I get out of school and start working full time I want to get a few different lens and see what I like. But being only 17 it's hard to make a hole lot of money working at a car wash and paying bills and crap
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Some stores are actually selling it with the Sigma/Quantaray 28-80mm macro.
Then these stores sell the DA 18-55mm kit lens separately for a better profit.
The Sigma or the Quantaray are cheaper than the original Pentax kit lens that is why the stores are doing that.
I will actually sell my Pentax kit lens DA 18-55mm once my K100D super arrives.
I pre-bought an AL II that's why I won't need the kit lens that will come with the brand new K100D super once I get it.
It is already on its way since it has already been shipped.
I will sell the kit lens "at cost" since I don't really need to profit from it.
I am excited of getting my K100D super too!
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yeah I didn't know till I bought the camera that it was a k100d super. Is there any difference other than you can use a sdhc card?

also I with the 28-80mm lens my girlfriend where messing around with it today and she just turned the camera's af off and I could still zoom and mf. is this bad to do?

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The most significant difference is that the Super can work with SDM focusing.

And if you turn off AF, of course you can can do MF - that's the whole point of their being a switch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by catsman50 Quote
also I with the 28-80mm lens my girlfriend where messing around with it today and she just turned the camera's af off and I could still zoom and mf. is this bad to do?
Not at all!

It is a DSLR.

You can do that because of the versitilaty of these cameras.
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Sweet just wanted to make sure I wasn't messing anything up. Thanks for all the help everyone. Getting the hang of the camera pretty well now, learning all the manual settings only thing I'm having a little problem with is the white balance but I just probably need to play with it more.
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The IQ from the sensor is fanbloodytastic and the camera has a solid feature set (if a tad annoying to menu dig for every minor change). Size and weight are very nice but the operation soeed is IMHO just an absolute kick in the groin. It's achingly slow to do the simplest task (like reviewing an image) that once i picked up a K10D i don't even look at the 100D any more even though the 100D is nicer to hold.

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Another difference with the K100D and the K100D super is that the super has a dust removal system.
It shakes the sensor to dislodge dust particles that might have settled on the sensor.
The regular K100D doesn't have this.
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o okay cool. what do you guys recommend for a good all purpose lens? my buddy has a 18-135mm on his d80 nikon and that seems to be pretty good but I was reading on here that the 18-200 is a great lens as well. what do you guys think?
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Portfolio - a set on Flickr

Aravis121 one of my favorite Pentax photographers and she is using the K100d and K200D still and make some of the most stunning images .

its a great camera you will love it
Amazing work... I should browse other users more rather than just use flickr to post photos
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QuoteOriginally posted by catsman50 Quote
o okay cool. what do you guys recommend for a good all purpose lens? my buddy has a 18-135mm on his d80 nikon and that seems to be pretty good but I was reading on here that the 18-200 is a great lens as well. what do you guys think?
If you're looking for one general purpose superzoom to cover a wide range, that's the one.

EDIT: I misread. Yes, it's the 18-250 that is "the one" for Pentax. Either Pentax or Tamron branded version; doesn't really matter (it's the same glass).

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If it is the Pentax then it it the DA 18-250mm and not an 18-200mm.
I think you're getting it confused with the DA 18-55mm and DA 55-200mm, but those are two different lenses.
I have them both and will just try them out as my new K100D super has also arrived.
I'm planning to get in the future the DA 55-300mm and sell the 55-200mm if I find it too short or it it doesn't suffice with my expectations.
Happy shooting and enjoy the hobby!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Amazing work... I should browse other users more rather than just use flickr to post photos
same heh .... i get so wrapped up in posting that i don't browse as much as i should be. there are soooooo many wicked photographers you could be learning from. plus it's always good karma to get involved in the community
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