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05-07-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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K100D with no insruction booklet

I bought a new K100D Super from a Ritz that is closing.

Get it home only to fine it has no instructions.

Not a big deal since a lot of the menus are easy to read, navigate and understand since I own a K10D.

I need to know, however how do you stop down manual lenses for metering without the K10D's *green* button?

Man, it did even come with a CD for the software.

But for $227, and the fact I have the K10D with knowledge and software, I a'int complaining at all!

Annd the camera works GREAT!

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G'day Rob,
Check out the Pentax website, pretty sure you can download, or at least view a manual there.
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http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/K100D%20Super_e_web.pdf
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QuoteOriginally posted by res3567 Quote
I need to know, however how do you stop down manual lenses for metering without the K10D's *green* button?
AE-L button.

I think this is also true for the *ist series.

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Thank you all for the instantanious response!

Been playing with the camera.

Was able to easily customize it.

Without a grip is is tiny in my hands.

My pinky finger has no were to grip. I have large hands.

I don't guess there is one made for it out there.

Miss the front e-dial, but I can get around that.

Great little camera and an excellent backup for my K10D.
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One good thing about the K100DS is that you CAN use the stopdown metering, and actually get good exposures, unlike the K10D. I have a K110D, and using the AE-L button works very well on it with old manual K mount glass. My K10D on the other hand is not so hot with the green button, unfortunately. Someone WAS selling the "OwnUser" grip in the marketplace here for the K100/110D. not sure if it is still for sale, but give it a look.

Ok, that thread was 18 months old, haha, sorry, BUT, here is a link to a NEW one!!

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=16805&cat=0&page=3
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One good thing about the K100DS is that you CAN use the stopdown metering, and actually get good exposures, unlike the K10D. I have a K110D, and using the AE-L button works very well on it with old manual K mount glass. My K10D on the other hand is not so hot with the green button, unfortunately. Someone WAS selling the "OwnUser" grip in the marketplace here for the K100/110D. not sure if it is still for sale, but give it a look.

Ok, that thread was 18 months old, haha, sorry, BUT, here is a link to a NEW one!!

Gadget Infinity::Digital Camera::Vertical Grip::Ownuser Battery Grip Holder for Pentax K100D DX-FBH
Do you have the grip?

If so, do you like it on your camera?
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No, I do not have the grip on my K110D, but I do have one on my K10D, and the only time it comes off is to charge the battery in the body, I love it !! I like the K110D because it is pretty compact, and easy to carry, I like to take it when I play golf, I can just chuck it in the cart, and not worry about it, haha.

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No, I do not have the grip on my K110D, but I do have one on my K10D, and the only time it comes off is to charge the battery in the body, I love it !! I like the K110D because it is pretty compact, and easy to carry, I like to take it when I play golf, I can just chuck it in the cart, and not worry about it, haha.
I am pretty impresed with this little camera.

Like you said, it looks like it meters better than the K10D in manual mode.

Do you miss the lack of SR on your K110D?

There are Ritz and Wolf camera stores cosing all over the nation.

Think you might want to see if they have any deals on Pentax bodies?

I got mine at a smokin deal!
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QuoteOriginally posted by res3567 Quote
I bought a new K100D Super from a Ritz that is closing.

Get it home only to fine it has no instructions.

Not a big deal since a lot of the menus are easy to read, navigate and understand since I own a K10D.

I need to know, however how do you stop down manual lenses for metering without the K10D's *green* button?

Man, it did even come with a CD for the software.

But for $227, and the fact I have the K10D with knowledge and software, I a'int complaining at all!

Annd the camera works GREAT!
Hey Rob, which store did you go to? I got a K100D Super new in box for $209 yesterday at the San Felipe store. I bought another one on Sunday on clearance at the Baybrook store for $244. I think I may go look for another flash or some lenses this weekend.

BTW, go to Pentax's site. You can download the manual there. Software is the same (Photobrowser and Photolab). There aren't any firmware upgrades to the K100D Super. It comes with all the firmware updates for the original K100D built in.
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Hey Rob, which store did you go to? I got a K100D Super new in box for $209 yesterday at the San Felipe store. I bought another one on Sunday on clearance at the Baybrook store for $244. I think I may go look for another flash or some lenses this weekend.

BTW, go to Pentax's site. You can download the manual there. Software is the same (Photobrowser and Photolab). There aren't any firmware upgrades to the K100D Super. It comes with all the firmware updates for the original K100D built in.
Katy Mills Mall. $209, $227 with tax.

Your take on the K100D.

Give me your review.
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QuoteOriginally posted by res3567 Quote
I am pretty impresed with this little camera.

Like you said, it looks like it meters better than the K10D in manual mode.

Do you miss the lack of SR on your K110D?

There are Ritz and Wolf camera stores cosing all over the nation.

Think you might want to see if they have any deals on Pentax bodies?

I got mine at a smokin deal!
Well, i wish I had bought the K100D instead of the K110D, but I have the SR on the K10 , so it's all good, the good thing about the K110D is the high ISO performance is a lot better than on the K10D, so I can just bump the ISO up if I need a higher shutter speed to help eliminate shake.

Here are a few ISO 800 shots I took at the St. Louis Supercross races with my K110D and a SMC Takumar 200MM F4





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Well, i wish I had bought the K100D instead of the K110D, but I have the SR on the K10 , so it's all good, the good thing about the K110D is the high ISO performance is a lot better than on the K10D, so I can just bump the ISO up if I need a higher shutter speed to help eliminate shake.

Here are a few ISO 800 shots I took at the St. Louis Supercross races with my K110D and a SMC Takumar 200MM F4





That was gone be my next question; its perfomance at ISO 3200.

Are you satisfied with the noise levels?

BTW you are quite the photographer!

Awesome pics with that Tak!
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I haven't really shot much at 3200, but I have used 1600, and it isn't bad!
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We actually have a guy who posts at these forums who wrote a book about the K100D. For five bucks you can buy it as a PDF, or settle for the free excerpt (which is quite big!). Good luck making good use of it.

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