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05-26-2020, 06:45 PM - 3 Likes   #1276
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Very nice Paulh

My ist ds took a dump Sunday and I ordered a new k-70. If I can get the old one revived I may still use it from time to time. I've enjoyed this thread a lot.
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05-26-2020, 07:50 PM   #1277
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My ist ds took a dump Sunday
Sorry to hear! What batteries are you using? I've been using my *ist D for over 10 years with Eneloop rechargeables. No power issues ever. Regular alkalines won't work, but I haven't tried lithium batteries. Haven't needed to!
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Sorry to hear! What batteries are you using? I've been using my *ist D for over 10 years with Eneloop rechargeables. No power issues ever. Regular alkalines won't work, but I haven't tried lithium batteries. Haven't needed to!
Seconded : My *ist DS and my *ist DL2 are both totally reliable with Eneloops in them. The other big advantage of Eneloops is that even after a year or more they're still holding a useable charge (not in the camera, where the clock drains them). I've used other NiMH rechargeable batteries and probably NiCads before them, without any camera problems, but only Eneloops have that almost miraculous charge-retention shelf life
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On eBay UK this evening :-


Pentax *ist D 6.1MP… sold for GBP 124.22


... and that was body only!

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On eBay UK this evening :-


Pentax *ist D 6.1MPů sold for GBP 124.22


... and that was body only!
Wow - must have been a pristine copy! ($152 US)
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Wow - must have been a pristine copy! ($152 US)


... no box ... Pentax ist D 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only) | eBay
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I have the box - will sell for...$49? (shipping extra)
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Sorry to hear! What batteries are you using? I've been using my *ist D for over 10 years with Eneloop rechargeables. No power issues ever. Regular alkalines won't work, but I haven't tried lithium batteries. Haven't needed to!
Good news!! Cleaning the lens contacts brought mine back to life. Plus I had a bad smudge on the sensor. I managed to clean it completely and the focus screen too. I will continue to use my istds so I can stay in the club

I have been using rechargeable AA's which is a real pain. I can hardly get through a shooting session without a swap. I ordered some 1300 mAh battery's but no one has the charger anymore. I think I can figure out a way to charge them with my bench DC power supply.

I bought a new K-70 with the Pentax 55-300mm and the 100mm prime macro. I'll try and get some macro shots with istds. Once I get past the learning curve !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by brbob1 Quote
Good news!! Cleaning the lens contacts brought mine back to life. Plus I had a bad smudge on the sensor. I managed to clean it completely and the focus screen too. I will continue to use my istds so I can stay in the club

I have been using rechargeable AA's which is a real pain. I can hardly get through a shooting session without a swap. I ordered some 1300 mAh battery's but no one has the charger anymore. I think I can figure out a way to charge them with my bench DC power supply.

I bought a new K-70 with the Pentax 55-300mm and the 100mm prime macro. I'll try and get some macro shots with istds. Once I get past the learning curve !!
Glad you got it working again!

I wonder if the rechargeable batteries you are using can handle high drain electronics like cameras. I also use eneloops, and used them in my K200d (first DSLR) for years. I would leave them in there for weeks it felt like before they needed a recharge. Now that you have a new camera, it may not matter, but for $10-12 you can grab the Eneloops or a comparable brand and you'd be set.

Grats on the K-70. It's a fantastic camera. I shot one once briefly and was blown away at the quality for the money. You're basically getting the highest quality stuff at a fraction of the cost. Good set of lenses, too. Have fun.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Snapppy Quote
Glad you got it working again!

I wonder if the rechargeable batteries you are using can handle high drain electronics like cameras. I also use eneloops, and used them in my K200d (first DSLR) for years. I would leave them in there for weeks it felt like before they needed a recharge. Now that you have a new camera, it may not matter, but for $10-12 you can grab the Eneloops or a comparable brand and you'd be set.

Grats on the K-70. It's a fantastic camera. I shot one once briefly and was blown away at the quality for the money. You're basically getting the highest quality stuff at a fraction of the cost. Good set of lenses, too. Have fun.
I've watched some of your videos Snappy. Very nice. I particularly like the one where you took your 50mm apart
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Hello everybody! I have been using as my primary digital camera a Pentax K100D Super for a few years now and I always wondered how is it that old Pentax DSLR's are so unknown to photographers in general. I have been asked a few times why is it that I cling to an old 2006 6 MP camera, my best response being the pictures it can deliver and the fact that you can mount old P/K lenses (main reason why I bought it). For around 200 bucks I could gather an awesome camera and a bunch of lenses from thrift shops and flea markets. I even thought about it as being a member of some kind of elite secret society whereas my "naive" profane collegues spent scads of money in more modern systems and lenses. Well, it seems I have found the coven and I cannot be more glad about it. Nice to meet you all by the way.

Here's what my 6 megapixels can do:

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Your dog does not look happy
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Your dog does not look happy
That's not my dog! Mine is much more cute, though I love the intense phawn colour of the one I just posted. And yeah, I guess all french bulldogs have that sad face I guess. This one just looked at at the lens as if he knew that I was taking the picture. Amazing how human-like the stare of an animal can be in a good portrait. Here's a picture of my dog, Zelda, also taken with my Pentax K100D Super and a Rikoh Rikenon P 50mm F1.7:

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