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12-16-2019, 04:43 PM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
Those are lovely colours!
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The K-7 was my second Pentax DSLR and an upgrade for my K-10D. Given to my daughter after I got the KP, so she can learn a little about photography.

With the DA*50-135

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My K7 was my first DSLR. When it was released I coming from a Minolta SLR and was researching available offerings. The K7 with the two kit lenses was less than the comparable competitors bodies only. It a great system, robust and reliable. We took a Russian River cruise in 2011 and I was able to be out shooting photos in the drizzle while my fellow passengers were peeking through windows.

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After over eight years with my 2003 *ist D (the original, not the DS or DL), I upgraded to a K-7. There was a lot to like about it, but from my very first shoot with it I was shocked at the noise in the shadows. I stopped doing fill-flash except at low ISO. I changed my shooting style to avoid the noise. But still I had far more noise in the background of many of my shots than had been the case with the *ist D.

I had held out for the K-7 because I was put off by the K10D & K20D's large size compared to my tiny *ist D. But I think now I would have been better off with the K20D.

I upgraded to a K-5 II as soon as funds allowed. SO much better. I'm still using it. Though my K-7 is nominally my backup, I haven't touched it since the day the K-5 II arrived.

That said, there were no other problems with the K-7. It was a great camera otherwise. And though it's much bigger than my D, it's still compact for what it is and does.

I still miss the D's tiny size, and would gladly give up weathersealing and anti-shake to get it back. But sadly that ship has sailed for enthusiast-grade Pentax bodies.
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Starting with a used K-7

I am just getting back into photography. Just bought a used K-7 and a great new lens and will start from there. So excited to get going. Think it can be a great learning tool.
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I am just getting back into photography. Just bought a used K-7 and a great new lens and will start from there. So excited to get going. Think it can be a great learning tool.
First, check if everything is OK with autofocus.And be careful with overexposures.I noticed that the dynamic range extension function can be very useful, but then the minimum ISO is 200.In the premises, there is a pronounced underexposure, it is necessary to make a correction.I do not recommend going above 2000iso.When shooting during the day, it can be higher, I do not shoot sports.Yes, this camera should be taken in Raw.

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First, check if everything is OK with autofocus.And be careful with overexposures.I noticed that the dynamic range extension function can be very useful, but then the minimum ISO is 200.In the premises, there is a pronounced underexposure, it is necessary to make a correction.I do not recommend going above 2000iso.When shooting during the day, it can be higher, I do not shoot sports.Yes, this camera should be taken in Raw.
Cough, cough! Minimum ISO is 100 in RAW. Donít remember anything different in JPG but I donít use Ďem.
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I only take photos in RAW. Yes, I know that the basic ISO is 100. But there is a function to increase the dynamic range, not HDR!!!It affects Raw.And the basic ISO becomes 200
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I've found ISO 3200 to not be terrible. It's getting a bit noisy, but still better than not getting the shot. I've thought of turning on the extended ISO range and letting it go up to 6400, but I keep forgetting to try it to see how it turns out.
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For me, the K-7 body design is a Pentax milestone. A great button layout with all important controls within the reach of your right hand without requiring any contortions. Too bad it took another release to pair it with a sensor of similar high quality.

One of my old shots (I can't figure out how to embed images from ipernity - the IMG tags generate a 'click here' link, so I'll just post the url directly instead):
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QuoteOriginally posted by BorisKolo Quote

Why do you shoot on K7 when you own K1?I looked at the shooting date.
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Why do you shoot on K7 when you own K1?I looked at the shooting date.
Shooting date is 2011
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