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03-11-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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New to Pentax and dslr

Hey all! I am awaiting my K10D which I should have by the end of the month. I was an advid film shooter and then left the photography world for a little while and now i want to come back in full force. I know each dslr has a "conversion" on the focal length of the lenses. Can anyone tell me what the conversion is and how it will affect my shots? Like I said I am totally new to the D-SLR world...

I decided to go to the K10D because my favorite film camera is the classic K1000 that I learned on, and the feel of the K10D was love at first grip. I thought of getting and entry level camera like a Rebel XTI but for the difference of a few hundred dollars I could have a much more serious camera to grow into. The only thing is I hope I haven't gotten myself into too much of a camera..but as my mom always said "I'll grow into it.."

Any info is awesome..
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i didn't see my orginal post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by madisonphotogrl Quote
I know each dslr has a "conversion" on the focal length of the lenses. Can anyone tell me what the conversion is and how it will affect my shots? Like I said I am totally new to the D-SLR world...

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From film to DSLR - the number is 1.5 I believe...
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Multiply your focal length by 1.5 to get the 35mm equivilant on the k10d

Also beware that an APS-C sized sensor has comparatively more DOF for a given field of view.

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Made the right choice Nik,
K10D's the body for you - all the right functions without the gimmicks, and then some.
You'll find now that what once was called a fish eye lens now will only be a regular wide angle lens, and a normal lens becomes more of a portrait lens because of the conversion factor.

Enjoy!
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