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02-08-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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K10D Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I have been lurking trying to learn and this is my first post. I checked the archives with no luck. It may be too soon, but is there a DVD tutorial out on the K10D? I am about to make a purchase for a DSLR and am on the fence between the D80 and K10D. I really like the shake reduction and sealed body of the K10D.
I am also considering the Sigma 17-70 F2.8. Are any of you using this lens?

You have a great site going here.

Thanks
Mike

02-08-2007, 05:17 PM   #2
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Yes there are DVDs for the K10D/K100D/K110D

Do a search on Amazon.com for Jumpstart DVDs in camera equipment and it should show up the title. I stumbled across it while searching for the ones on the K10D. If you can't find it there camerabooks.com has it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dufruf Quote
Hi Everyone,

I have been lurking trying to learn and this is my first post. I checked the archives with no luck. It may be too soon, but is there a DVD tutorial out on the K10D? I am about to make a purchase for a DSLR and am on the fence between the D80 and K10D. I really like the shake reduction and sealed body of the K10D.
I am also considering the Sigma 17-70 F2.8. Are any of you using this lens?

You have a great site going here.

Thanks
Mike
not sure of any tutorials out there, but I do own the K10 and sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5
I really think it is a great walk around lens.... not to bad in low light at 2.8 and the 70mm focal length is perfect for head shots.

here are a couple of casual shots of my kids.... I don't have any lens to compare it to except my wife's kit lens, but at F8 and brighter light I would consider it very sharp. It isn't to bad at 2.8-5.6 either.

all shots are around F8 in DNG raw processed with photoshop Cs2 raw editor.
not out to win a reward, but just posting to demonstrate the lens


I think my daugher almost looks "3D" in this shot.







I think after really sitting down with the K10 and playing with the settings, you will likely have less difficulties learning the K10 then you would the D80.... pentax is world known for ease of use.

good luck with your decision
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I agree, for as much as this camera has under the hood it was really easy to figure out, allowing me to get right to shooting.

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Good lense

I have always been suspicious of non Pentax SMC lenses, but the quality is superb. Do you have any shots with a shallower depth of field with some bokeh in the background?
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QuoteOriginally posted by K10Dist Quote
I have always been suspicious of non Pentax SMC lenses, but the quality is superb. Do you have any shots with a shallower depth of field with some bokeh in the background?
I don't have any great examples with some bokeh as I got the K10-sigma combo just before christmas and I am not much into treking into waist height snow.

but here goes

A shot of a friends boy.... hard to get a good shot as he was sick that day....




Here is just a shot playing with some of the controls on the K10




seeing how close the lens will go..... only stopped by the amount of light.

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nice lens slipchuck.. not much wrong with any of those pictures..

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QuoteOriginally posted by trog100 Quote
nice lens slipchuck.. not much wrong with any of those pictures..

trog
thank you very much, trog

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I own a K10D and a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 (as do many others, it seems the Sigma was a very popular choice for the K10D). I've very pleased with the lens, the AF is fast, the images are sharp, and the focal range is just about perfect for a "walkabout" lens, at least for the sort of pictures I take. There is some distortion at the wide end, but not excessive and it is easily corrected by software.

The aperture "steps" on my copy are as follows:

f2.8 : 17 - 22mm
f3.5 : 23 - 35mm
f4.0 : 36 - 63mm
f4.5 : 64 - 70mm

Other tests on the web have shown this lens to be better than the DA18-55 "kit lens", and pretty much on par with the DA16-45 f4 IQ-wise.

As for bokeh, I only have one example so far, and it is only at f/4.0:

K10D + Sigma 17-70mm @ 53mm, f/4.0, 1/250s, ISO100

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Thank you all for your very helpful replies. Slipchuck and RBellavance, your pictures are great. Did you do any PP to the yellow rose?
I looked at bunch of pictures on Flickr that were done with the Sigma 17-70 f2.8 Macro and they are pretty cool. It seems to be a very versatile lens.

I will be making a decision soon on which camera to buy. I know you all will be a big help if I go with the K10D.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks again
Mike
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QuoteOriginally posted by dufruf Quote
Did you do any PP to the yellow rose?
A small levels adjustment only, besides the obvious resizing.
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