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11-20-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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The joy of the late adopter

Well the low milage K-7 is now into its second week in my happy hands.
It's fun being a late adopter
I get to speed read 18 mths of consumer testing and development
rather than live through that sometimes angst ridden time
I was fully prepared for the supposed shortcomings,
but also benefitting from the eventual solutions that this great community of users has thrown up.
For instance the noise issue. I read John Bees discussion
and relaxed about that.

But the SD card door...for pitys sake !!!
Any after-market tweezers on sale yet ?
maybe tab of tape stuck to card ?
grow a special finger nail ?

It is better in every respect I just need to burn new brainways
The iso/ewheel function I really like.
The fineness of the pixel density I am really amazed at,
wasn't expecting it to be so dramatic .
I was hoping for more pixels to spread a DA14 image into
and it seems to be working
Pete

DA14 f9 1/200 iso 100


11-20-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of being a late adopter, and have been in that position for each of my DSLR bodies. I hope I can hold out on the K5.

(Yes, I like to buy used cars, too)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote
grow a special finger nail ?
That or use a USB cable. Both work.
And , yeah, K7 is pretty good.
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The SD problem: Gently push an SD card backwards into the slot (grip side in) and remove. Sounds wacky and dangerous, but it actually loosened mine just enough to be workable without causing problems.

Before I heard about that trick the card was regularly flying across the room when I pulled it out.

11-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote
Well the low milage K-7 is now into its second week in my happy hands.
It's fun being a late adopter
Congrats on your new toy. The poor K-7 is definitely another one of those mystery total-crap cameras that produces streams of amazing good pix.

Only wish I could find a good buyers-priced pre-loved one on the local scene.

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11-21-2010, 01:14 AM   #6
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The SD problem: Gently push an SD card backwards into the slot (grip side in) and remove. Sounds wacky and dangerous, but it actually loosened mine just enough to be workable without causing problems.

Before I heard about that trick the card was regularly flying across the room when I pulled it out.
Seems to help thx,
wouldn't mind if it flew out

QuoteOriginally posted by Hypocorism Quote
Congrats on your new toy. The poor K-7 is definitely another one of those mystery total-crap cameras that produces streams of amazing good pix.

Only wish I could find a good buyers-priced pre-loved one on the local scene.

.R.
Ta
heck if 2 turn up in a week over here, you should have a dozen shortly.
Patience grasshopper, they haven't got their K-5s yet
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11-21-2010, 01:18 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote
But the SD card door...for pitys sake !!!
Any after-market tweezers on sale yet ?
Yes, that was a major pain, especially after being used to the K10D. It's also the only issue I had.

With the K10D, I could grab the card normally by placing my fingers on its sides and pulling it out - that is no longer possible, so just get used to grabbing it by placing your fingers on the edges of the card instead - it's more likely to slide than before, but it will get removed much more easily this way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote

But the SD card door...for pitys sake !!!
Any after-market tweezers on sale yet ?
maybe tab of tape stuck to card ?
grow a special finger nail ?

I've got a second hand K-7 about 1 month now and that SD card door works fine. The previous owner complained about it when he just had the camera, but it seems to loosen up after a while. Actually, it works exactly like I was used to with my K200.
So for me the K-7 is a huge upgrade and I like it. The only thing I had to get used to is it's size. Coming from the K200 with a battery grip and still having received the one for the K-7 it felt a bit strange. But I'm already used to it, grabbed the K200 the other night and boy, did that feel heavy

Have fun with your K-7.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote

Seems to help thx,
wouldn't mind if it flew out
Hehe, just for you, and anyone else here interested, you should be able to get it to do exactly that, literally!

See this recent discourse...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/122917-secure-digital-me...t2#post1269237

.R.
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It's fun being a late adopter
Yeah you loved sitting there while we raved about it didn't you!

The SD card thing is soooooo overblown - push it in, let it go, pull it out! No worries mate!
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grow a special finger nail ?
Yuck. Get some sandpaper and take out some extra width of the SD card.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/120285-problems-removing...y-k-5-a-2.html
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Yeah you loved sitting there while we raved about it didn't you!
I was out shooting not sitting
I only read about a cam just before I buy it
too painful otherwise
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