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12-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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What is your 2 favourate features of your pentax?

As I am discovering my K10, the features I like the best so far are:

being able to choose the ISO and the camera takes care of the rest,
and being able to review the white balance so I can set it for the right lighting.
these features alone make the extra I paid for the k10 over the k100 worth while.

how about yours?



12-18-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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Sv Mode...

Extra dial controls, i.e. Metering and focus mode without menus...
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The "Raw" button is one.

Digital preview is just quirky enough to be a favorite, but it hasn't attained the status yet. I'll have to think about it.
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I must be a true 'fanboy'. The two features I like best about my camera is (1) it is a Pentax, and (2) I can use all my 30-year old lenses from my first film Pentax body.

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2 favourites of my DS - AA batteries and decent enough buffer (about 8 jpegs).
12-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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1. For the DS, Light weight and small size.

2. For the K10, 2 many to narrow it down, but if I have to....
So far it would be Hyper Program/Manual and 2 e-Wheels. ( Subject to change as I discover the wonders of this camera)

3. For all Pentax DSLRs, the ability to use just about every Pentax lens ever made.
12-18-2006, 05:44 PM   #7
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On my *ist DL -
1 - The size - it fits my hand just right - I can hold it all day
2 - Auto ISO range - limit where I want, changes if it needs to.
2a - ISO 800 is clean enough to use
12-18-2006, 05:49 PM   #8
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1. The K Mount :-)

2. Feels like a real camera.

This applies to ALL Pentax DSLRs.

12-18-2006, 05:55 PM   #9
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It's a tough choice. there are so many small but very handy things in K10D: two e-dials, direct controls over exposure, AF modes, switch for MF/AF-C/AF-S, RAW+JPEG, blown highlights blinking, last picture display during WB adjustment...

My favourites are:
1) two e-dials and flexibility in assigning their functions;
2) blinking of blown highlights and too dark shadows.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
blinking of blown highlights and too dark shadows.
See, I'm not very happy with that. I guess I might have had too many blinkies on (in all the various modes at one point), but it drove me nuts.
12-18-2006, 08:34 PM   #11
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Shake reduction is why I sold my DL for my K100D. The next feature is the ability to use basically any Pentax lens on my camera and have them image-stabilized.

Other things I like:
- AA batteries
- adjustable auto ISO
- digital preview
- quick focus adjust on the new Pentax lenses

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12-18-2006, 08:53 PM   #12
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1. For DS2, bright pentaprism VF and AA batteries

2. For K10D, SR and faster AF
12-18-2006, 09:17 PM   #13
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High ISO performance and the construction (weather seals, latch accuracy, solid carved-from-stone feel).
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1. The ability to take pictures (with Pentax lenses) the way I like without getting in the way.
2. Image quality at any ISO. Perfect for simple or advanced post processing. RAW or JPEG. (DL / K100D).

The final result and the way I can get it is what matters the most to me and I like the Pentax DSLR tradition where they don't try to optimize images in camera after a particular taste (Normal Image Tone) but they are rightfully leaving that part to the photographer.

Otherwise it is just a photographing tool to me. Either the features work for me or they don't and the features I use work as intended. Most Pentax features are very useful apart from the "Bright" image tone of course (bad taste IMO). Entry level or not it does not belong in a DSLR or they should have made it possible to fine tune the values used for the Bright image tone.

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On the K10 is the Metering switch and the AFC is on the front switch instead of buried in the menu. There are a number of other things that I think are great as well...but these are my 2 favorites.

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