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07-17-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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K10d vs P30, quite a difference...

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Weight (positive point for the P30)

Size (positive point for the P30)

Mirror slapping noise (positive point for the P30).

Of course, the K10d will do better on a lot of other points, but this shows that Pentax still has some work to do. Why for instance have they changed their mirror? What was wrong with the simple P30 technique?

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The above mentioned point should be added that the size and weight difference is a pro for the K10d when working with long telephoto lenses, or large hands.

Since I have both, I find the P30n hard to handle with a 300*A/2.8
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As for the mirror slapping, an interview with a Pentax guy mentioned that mirror noise was one area that they decided to cut costs on. The K10d provided some pro features at a consumer price; the difference needs to come out somewhere. On the other hand, I keep wondering if I couldn't make a small modification somewhere to reduce the noise.

As for size and weight, well, film is smaller and lighter than digital circuitry and batteries. On the other hand, a digital darkroom is smaller and lighter than a wet darkroom.
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too bad my 67 doesnt come out as well as your P30 in comparison to the K10D....

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Well, ya know?

The 67 is highly overestimated lately...
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