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07-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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My new (to me) SF10


Thanks to a fellow forum member via the marketplace, I now have an early generation AF body: a Pentax SF10
I wrote an article in my Camera Museum website (in spanish) but in summary, the body was in good shape. I cleaned it up, put a 2CR5 battery, slapped my FA28-80 lens and did some encouraging dry tests. Then loaded a roll of Walgreens ASA200 film and off I went.
In this particular unit, the shutter button feels a bit loose so the half press for metering and focusing is difficult. You have to fiddle a bit with the button and in some cases it accidentally fires the shutter without even been in focus, wasting a frame.
Otherwise, it worked properly including pop up flash, external flash in the hotshoe, manual mode, program mode, Av etc.
In conclusion: A fun experience that makes you appreciate how technology has evolved, but not the most practical for everyday use, mostly due to the shutter button.

some samples:

If you would like to see more details with more pictures and more samples, the article is in the following link. It is in spanish but the pics tell the story.

Pentax SF-10: Autofocus a precio accesible



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