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The successor to the original *istD. Retained TTL flash

Total Serials: 54
*ist DS
Serial / Avoid Owner Description Location / Price  
8820820HiddenMy First DSLR.... Mint Condition . one of the rare Silver/Black Bodies. Very Reliable . Taken over 15000 photo's and still going strong. no complaints.N/A
8816293HiddenNo damages or defects. Silver/Black Body. Great camera (as a second body). I use it with old lensesEbay (Germany)
September, 2010
5826416HiddenWorks perfectly. Wanted the DS for the TTL flash. Image quality is awesome like my DL2.Nevada
USD 170.00
August, 2012
5816069HiddenMy first DSLR. Loved the small size, bright glass pentaprism view and compatibility with my 20 year old ME-SUPER lenses
Problems: Mini USB connector damaged early on. Autofocus sluggish compared to Canon/Nikon and lately motor getting sticky.
Has always taken great shots (I am the weak link here :0-) ) Over 20,000 images taken. April 2011: About to purchase a K5 with the 18-135 kit if I can find it at a good price.
April, 2005
5815566HiddenPurchased new somewhere around 2004. Used it extensively until 2012 when I accidentally kicked into a lake mouned on a tripod. I recovered the camera from the bottom of the lake but obviously it is no longer functional. No attempts were made to repair it so far. It sits on my shelf full of dried out mud as a reminder of my own stupidity. Has tremendous amount of sentimental value to me.Budapest, Hungary
June, 2004
5813590HiddenPurchased as an ex-demo model.Camera house, Whaktane, New Zealand
January, 2009
5807893HiddenAlways produces fine images with great color tone.Can't recall
September, 2005
5806468HiddenFully FunctionalCraigslist - priv party BerkeleyCA
March, 2006
5748102HiddenHad problems with the e-dial after 2 years, but was an easy fix with some contact cleaner.Tri-State Camera (online)
March, 2006
5747990HiddenBought this on 6/1/06 from Tri-State camera. Body only as I had a few lens's on hand already.Tri-State/Ebay
June, 2006
1114629Hiddenfirst DSLR, purchased for compatibility with other Pentax gear.. works greatTri-State Camera, Brooklyn, NY
October, 2005
1103606Hidden"Assembled in Philippines"
Diopter adjustment is disengaged, otherwise in very good condition and only about 6500 actuations when I got it. May try to repair it.
eBAY Germany
EUR 56.00
March, 2014
1103483HiddenMy 1st DSLR. Still in-use, works fine.Budapest, Hungary
October, 2005
1101733HiddenProblems:E-dial clammed up after 3 years, fixed with contact switch cleaner

Additional Comments:
My first and only digi camera so far, more than pleased with my choice of purchase.
October, 2005
1100311HiddenPurchased used. made in philippines.Creve Couer Camera, St. Louis, MO
July, 2011
1064487HiddenTwo small (but repaired) cracks, located on the bottom plastic plate.Luxemburg
EUR 592.00
April, 2006
1062619HiddenNow loses its memory when changing the batteries: I have to set the date and time once again... There is probably a used button battery inside, which I don't know how to replace.France, Paris
October, 2005
1062307HiddenMy first DSLR. Still going strong using my collection of 'M' lenses.England
GBP 650.00
July, 2005
1062107HiddenStill love my *Ist DSThe Netherlands
October, 2005
1061555HiddenMy first DSLR. Complete revision (cleaning, firmware update, etc) in 2008.Zurzach Switzerland
July, 2005
1059311HiddenBNIB-bought K10D shortly afterwardseBAY
September, 2009
1059044HiddenLocation of Purchase: Vancouver, Canada

Purchase Date:2005

Problems:No problems so far

Additional Comments: Still works as new. Takes excellent jpegs. Still use this as a second body, having recently purchased a new K7.
1057503HiddenNone. Works perfectlyRitz Camera
January, 2005
1057181HiddenFirst DSLR. Still in use. Great JPG quality.On line
February, 2004
1056354HiddenIntro to DSLR (from MESuper) kept discharging batteries really fast. Contacts on battery door were pressed flat through use. Bent them back out again. No problems. Super camera.EBay
May, 2010
1052125HiddenStill in mint condition. Bought it second hand.Philippines
October, 2010
1044265HiddenGiven to myself by my parents.Perth, Western Australia
February, 2013
1035813HiddenExcellent camera. Only replaced because AF failed due to a drop.Dell
May, 2005
1035538Hidden+25,000 pictures and still works!e-bay
May, 2005
1034687HiddenA good friend of mine in the U.S. sent this camera for me free of any cost in September 2013 and this is my first DSLR. it gives much better results than my 10MP Point and Shoot.U.S.A
October, 2013
1024944HiddenComplete kit, everything works as new.B&H
January, 2005
1024923HiddenPurchased new from Ritz camera in a bundle with the kit 18-55 mm and an FAJ 75-300 mm.

Still my primary camera.
Oakbrook, IL
May, 2005
1024762HiddenCamera served me well. My daughter has it now.Butterfly Photo
July, 2005
1024237Hiddenstill in use sometimesHamburg
EUR 750.00
May, 2006
1023730HiddenMy first DSLR.
Sell it on novembre 2012
February, 2005
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