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05-23-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Pentax P30T

P30T
Year introduced
1990
Mount
KA
Meter range
1 - 18 EV
Meter pattern
c
ISO range
100
DX ISO range
25 - 1600
Exposure modes
P, Av, M, X, B
Exposure compensation
No
Exposure memory lock
Yes
Shutter speeds (auto)
1 - 1/1000s
Shutter speeds (manual)
1 - 1/1000s, B
Shutter speeds (mechanical)
None
Self timer
Yes
Mirror lock-up
No
Auto bracketing
No
Multiple exposures
No
Winder
No
Built-in flash
No
TTL flash
No
P-TTL flash
No
Sync speed
1/100s
Flash exposure comp
No
Autofocus
No
Autofocus sensitivity
Not applicable
Power zoom
No
Viewfinder
0.82x, 92%
Viewfinder type
Pentaprism
Diopter correction
No
Exchangeable screen
No
Depth of field preview
Yes
Image size
24 x 36 mm
Panorama format
No
Battery
2 x S76
Battery grip/pack
No
Size (W x H x D)
137 x 87.5 x 50.5 mm
Weight
500 g


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05-28-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
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The P3n/P30n was the defining body in the P-series cameras with a total production time of 1996-1997. I'd suggest all review material be consolidated in that thread rather than having it repeated here.

The only functional differences in the P-t's was the diagonal split image finder and a plastic film door.

The P-bodies served Pentax well for nearly a decade as a consumer-level, non-auto focus SLR with full access to all the lenses and accessories of the brand.

I've owned five different P-bodies and never had any trouble with any of them.

H2

( See next: At one time I used to know how to use tape to modify the DNX code on the film roll.)

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05-31-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Very good, prefect for learning with, as I did.

Apeture priority, and fully manuel controls.

There are only 2 flaws with it;

It's not very nice on the eyes.

You can't choose what iso you shoot the film at, DNX coding automatically sets film speed. So no pushing/pulling film.
06-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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A nice camera that handles better than the ME Spuer, IMHO. The diagonal split screen takes a little time getting used to, but is much more useful than a horizontal split screen in the long run. You can't push ISO with this camera, and there are some advanced features missing, but I think it was perfect for its intended audience. the plastic body still feels very sturdy, and lighter than some metal bodies.

A nice camera that doesn't always get the recognition it deserves.

12-08-2009, 04:08 AM   #5
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Interesting camera, feels nice in the hand and the light meter is good.
New lenses (DA) can be used in A mode.
The release cord cable can be used, that is brilliant!
And no light seals!

I wish I could trick the film EI and or apply exposure compensation.
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