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09-05-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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Dcresource.com's review of K20d finally up.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Grimlock Quote
Thanks for the notice but I would say that review is just mediocre and typical.
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Quote: As I mentioned, no lens is included with the K20D. The good news is that Pentax has plenty available, and if you have any old Pentax glass laying around, they'll work just fine on the camera. And, since the camera has built-in shake reduction, you get image stabilization on most (but not all) of these lenses.


So which lenses dont use stabilization?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
Quote: As I mentioned, no lens is included with the K20D. The good news is that Pentax has plenty available, and if you have any old Pentax glass laying around, they'll work just fine on the camera. And, since the camera has built-in shake reduction, you get image stabilization on most (but not all) of these lenses.


So which lenses dont use stabilization?
thats a point. what lenses dont use the SR? perhaps the 30 year old fully manual lenses? oh wait, they work just fine.

seems to be a very picky review.
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you can't pop in some off-the-shelf batteries to get you through the day... This isn't one of those chargers that plug directly into the wall -- you must use a power cable
how odd

09-06-2008, 05:06 AM   #5
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Any reviewer who begins the review with "The K20D is sold in a body only kit (no lens included)." and goes on to include "you get image stabilization on most (but not all) of these lenses." in my opinion has no clue and the rest of the review is worthless....good or bad.

This review is almost as worthless as the ones CNET put out...almost.

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He is probably thinking of 1200 mm lenses, since there is no such value in Shake Reduction submenu
Or maybe some M42 lenses with different focal distances, such as Zenit Helios 58 mm. In that case, I choose 55 mm value, so it actually has SR...
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This review is almost as worthless as the ones CNET put out...almost.
Yep, totally clueless. I love the whinging about how he wants both ISO and remaining picture count at the same time but he can't have it. Uh huh. Try hitting the OK button and the frames remaining and ISO setting alternate. What an idiot.

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At the same time though a review like this is very damaging to the Pentax brand.

And since millions of net users use these type of sites for insightful reviews - very worrying that Pentax camera reviews are extremely shoddy in the least.

If I was the Marketing Director of Pentax I would be on DC Resource's asses!

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What a pointless review. Do I really want a listing of every image mode or menu option? How does this add to my understanding of a camera? And some "information" is repeated three times in the article. Can anyone say "padding"?
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Wow, I think people are very hard on this review. I think it was a good review, not great but at least there are no glaring errors. And the review is globally positive.
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My understanding is for the SR in most of the lenses he means the old manual zooms. I'm not sure if it is correct but I believe that is his train of thought.
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Surprising, given how DCR's admirably in-depth K10D review factored greatly into me getting it... Some errors and ignoring what it takes to pump the pixels it does aside, I'm not seeing it as horrible as others here.
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