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08-15-2013, 12:52 AM - 1 Like   #16
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If you own, or plan to own, a DA*16-50, DA*50-135, DA*200 or DA*300, then you should keep your K10D. Even if you never take another shot with it, having an easy way to bypass the SDM in an otherwise brilliant lens is well worth the storage space.

08-15-2013, 01:10 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
The K10D was the last Pentax (other than the 645D) to use a CCD sensor and for that reason alone I have no intention to part with mine
+1 same here, while the K5IIs does have ISO 80 ( ISO64) option I still prefer the colour rendering obtained from the K10D - especially for IR work.
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...and I agree about the CCD sensor too. I miss the je ne sais quoi of my (long sold) K10D.
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I've got a K-5, K-m and a K10D. I use them all....many times carry them my car....on day trips. I usually have my 150-500 Sigma attached to the K-5, 12-24 attached the K10D and 50 F 2.8 Macro attached to my K-m.

Why get rid of a used body that works well. Wouldn't get much dineros for it and I find it useful to have an extra body.

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like others, it's the ccd sensor, imo. i reckon the k10 is a must keep. unique images.
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Any equipment that's sitting around doing nothing, worth more than $30 and does not act as a good backup (if you actually need one), IMHO should go. The money you get can be used to buy things that you will actually use and will result in actual images.

Unless it's part of a collection, or if you have sentimental attachment with it. (I'm very guilty of this) DA 40 oh DA 40!

As someone mentioned above, having more than one body to an outing is actually really nice. Rather than changing lenses, you change bodies! I use the cotton carrier system and it's very convenient to carry >1 body and keep your hands free
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My k10D is dedicated to MF lenses. It has over 20K shutter actutations and still going strong and I'm not going to sell it.
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I had a K200d which i think used the same or about the same sensor as the K10d. it sure has a neat way that it renders photos at low iso. It was brutal going up to 800 or past, when i went to the sony A580 i was just mind blown that i could shoot iso 6400 and get clean images full of detail. If money were no object id probably keep one around as an artifact / conversation piece sitting on a shelf or to play with once in awhile -- but lenses are expensive and id use that money towards a newer body, lens, etc.

DSLR will not gain in value, a few more years and these things might be $50 on craigslist like a film camera.

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I understand where you are coming from. When I moved up from the *istD to the K100D, I passed the *istD to my daughter. When I upgraded to the K-7, I retrieved the *istD and gave my daughter the K100D.

I plan to use the *istD for macro photography with my screw-mount lenses and the bellows that I bought for my Spotmatic. That way it can stay set up for that work.

Now I have a K-5 so have been using the K-7 as a second body albeit rarely.

But..... another thread on here has made me reconsider how I use it. See

The K-7 is, as of tonight, set up for B&W shooting with one of my early K-mount MF prime lenses.

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