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08-22-2018, 03:31 AM   #4126
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QuoteOriginally posted by ffking Quote
It was a baby grass snake - yoy can egt some idea of the size here



that I found making its way across our lawn. I picked it up to have a look at (and to show my kids there was nothing to fear and show them hoe to tell it apart from an adder). Then I replaced in on the lawn and lay down in front of it with the K-3 on the ground, trying to get a sharp shot when it stopped and raised its head to taste the air. The rest is in the picture

PS - my grandparents used to live just down the road in Harpenden, and I did my A Levels there - nice part of the world
Great pictures and great luck by the sound of it...

You said K10D originally.

Did you mean this lens btw? https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-F-100mm-F2.8-Macro-Lens.html

I have attached a water cressy photo I took round here on Monday with my K10D with my newly acquired Pentax smc 35mm f/2.4 AL.

Couldn't attach it so here's a flicker link if anyone's interested... https://flic.kr/p/2anCxTB


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Hello All,
This thread is dedicated to a very important part of the Pentax DSLR history; The venerable K10D.
The 'Ten' is significant in many ways; Introduced in late 2006, it featured a CCD sensor of 10.2MP, ISO range of 100-1600 and had AF assist with SDM lenses. It was the first Pentax DSLR with shake reduction, dust removal, had 2 control wheels and used a D-L150 lithium battery rather than 4 x AA's. These were all upgrades from the previous flagship model, the *ist DS2. It came in a sturdy, somewhat squared-off body design that contrasted with the popular curved designs of the time. There was an optional BG2 battery grip available which doubled the shooting time, had a vertical-position shutter release and duplicated the main exposure controls and wheels in portrait orientation.
The K10D garnered great reviews from many testers and won several major awards, including the 'Best Expert Digital SLR' 2007 from TIPA, European Camera Of The Year, American Photo's Editor's Choice for 'Best Advanced Digital SLR' and the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 'Camera Of The Year' 2007. This award resulted in a limited edition brown 'Grand Prix' version by Pentax, released in 2007.
It was succeeded by the K20D in 2008.
The MSRP for the K10D at launch was $1,379 US and the 'street' price around $900 - $1,000. The kit lens offered was the first version of the DA 18-55mm.
In features, MP and price, it compared to the Sony a100, Nikon D80, Canon Rebel XTi and Olympus E400. But the performance soon had it being tested (favorably!) against higher-priced models of the competition, like the Nikon D200 and Canon EOS 30D.
By modern standards, the specs are quite modest. AF sensitivity -1 to 18 EV, shutter speed 30s to 1/4000s, burst shooting rate 3 fps in jpeg, no HDR, no LV, no video capabilities, no lens correction, no TTL. The high-ISO performance is lacking, compared to the contemporary cameras.
Still, over time the respect for this fine digital body has grown widely. Used within its limitations, the CCD sensor delivers RAW images that are truly magical and if the ISO is kept at the lower end, the colors, saturation and rendering are unmatched for beauty. It can be, under ideal conditions, more film-like in rendering than most CMOS-equipped cameras, even the most modern ones.
Hopefully this thread will provide a place for K10D users to discuss their experiences, and post examples of photos taken with the Ten.
The K10D lives on!
Ron
yes, dude, I agree, "ten" is a stunned camera, 95% of my work is done on k10d and I'm very glad that I had it)))

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95% of my work is done on k10d and I'm very glad that I had it)))
Welcome aboard Great looking images!

Taken in June with the F35-80:
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This was with the jolly old K10D plus the FA*400:5.6



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This was with the jolly old K10D plus the FA*400:5.6

Beautiful light! That is quite impressive for the good ol' K10D, did you have to focus manually?
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Beautiful light! That is quite impressive for the good ol' K10D, did you have to focus manually?
From memory, I had it in focus before it took off and this is just after take-off, so at worst the refocusing needed was minimal
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"Ten" to this day in business, does not want to retire
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"Ten" to this day in business, does not want to retire

World class shooting, Yuri. There are fashion magazines that would pay top dollar for that quality,
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World class shooting, Yuri. There are fashion magazines that would pay top dollar for that quality,
Hi, thanks) This series will be there soon where you said)
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Hi, thanks) This series will be there soon where you said)
I love the film quality of the photos. It's not just the K10D of course, as your post processing is what adds that touch. 10MP is more than enough for magazine size prints, so these should look stunning once printed.

Also: girls love posing. Boys love watermelon and chicken
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This robin in a rainshower was the K10D again - with the 400mm lens

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This robin in a rainshower was the K10D again - with the 400mm lens

Superb shot!
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