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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-22-2015, 11:24 PM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By forestG
Replies: 7,563
Views: 761,477
I miss my k10, which is a bit strange since it was hopeless above 400iso, rubbish auto focus, and cr@p dynamic range. But oh the colour, skin tone was second to NONE!
A real photographers camera, very similar to film. a few have commented that it was the camera that took them away from film, and for good reason.
Long live the K10 :)

some pics from the old girl







Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-24-2013, 11:41 PM  
Astrophotography
Posted By forestG
Replies: 1,245
Views: 300,321
had a crack at astro used the o-gps1 on top, tripod, crappy beer. then forgets to calibrate the bloody thing........but got this from far nth queensland
oh i thinks the exposure is around 100-120sec@f8 iso 1000ish

oh there ya go.......... just read the exif......................105sec f5.6 1600
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-09-2013, 06:12 PM  
jpg to DVD slideshow program?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 12
Views: 5,701
proshow gold/producer
its all youll ever need
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-10-2013, 06:33 PM  
Lens Loop: A Better Camera Strap.
Posted By forestG
Replies: 15
Views: 5,487
cameras are for takin pictures not hangin off ya sholder
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2012, 03:34 PM  
Pentax High ISO Gallery - post here
Posted By forestG
Replies: 1,383
Views: 316,448
yep its all about the photo...not the noise
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2012, 03:32 PM  
Are there counterfeit cameras?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 24
Views: 3,694
nikon have been making pentax rip offs for years...lol
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2012, 03:19 PM  
What feature keeps you with Pentax?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 80
Views: 7,692
pentax..... designed by photographers for potographers, not sum degree waving pencil pushing little upstart who reads stats and figures, then thinks they know everything.
pentax has always had an easy to use interface, putting useability first.unfortunately the af on pentax has always sucked ass.... untill now with an 'almost there' on the k5 and a 'we just nailed it' on the k5!!.
glass is second to none if you got the cash.
future proof raw files 'DNG'
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-09-2012, 04:50 AM  
No more tests! just pictures
Posted By forestG
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,394,765
there are some stunning pics in here!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-15-2012, 07:56 PM  
Pentax High ISO Gallery - post here
Posted By forestG
Replies: 1,383
Views: 316,448
iso 40,000 k5
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-15-2012, 07:12 PM  
Modern LED Stage Lighting & photography problems
Posted By forestG
Replies: 191
Views: 76,753
just a thought would a yellow green filter help in this situ??
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-15-2012, 07:09 PM  
Printing is Rad, Mega PIxels are stupid.
Posted By forestG
Replies: 26
Views: 2,524
often printed my k10 files to 20x24"
no problems at all, pixel peepers aren't photographers, they're tech heads
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-19-2012, 05:15 AM  
What's the point of printing on canvas?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 30
Views: 20,692
its a flavour thing some like canvas some like gloss prints on 1" foamcore others matt behind glass. simple as that. painting has nothing to do with it, i make them at work and we get allsort arty, collages, studio stuff, tram banner-bus scroll, the list goes on...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-22-2012, 02:31 AM  
Why full frame?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 208
Views: 18,115
view finder....so what. dosent make my photos better, i do!
depth of field.....related to pixel size, not sensor size
wide angle lenses.....ummmmm wtf do you call a 10-20
low light performance....never failed a photo because of noise, mainly its focus, composition, and lighting......noise this-noise that, shut-up about the noise. its ruining your hobby/work.
i find that most people who have issues with noise take rubbish photos.
compare 5d mk2, d700, k5, d3, 7d, d60 prints at 8x12, viewing at 1mtr distance. make your own judgement.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-15-2012, 08:44 PM  
Somewhat dissapointed with my new Samyang 14 mm F 2.8 IF ED UMC
Posted By forestG
Replies: 40
Views: 10,270
the problem here is quite obvious, its a samyang
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 05-18-2012, 04:08 AM  
Tripod mount overtighten... Please advise
Posted By forestG
Replies: 8
Views: 4,052
you can tighten it up so it dosen't move, it'll handle that pressure. i lean on mine a fair bit and never had any issues
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-19-2012, 12:46 AM  
k10d - Strange exposure inconsistecy.
Posted By forestG
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
ummm no the cap wont kill you but it will hurt. as for the apature link not moving, i had it happen to my k10 a while back and it ended out being the actuator slipping over the top of the slide that contacts the actual arm of the lens. bit hard to tell without showing you but if nothings broken as such it will be a quick an easy fix for most pentax savie stores.
cheers.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 04-13-2012, 06:45 PM  
No response to shutter press
Posted By forestG
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
or maybe the camera thinks your photos gunna suck so refuses to shoot it
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 04-13-2012, 06:29 PM  
How good is the K-5?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 51
Views: 5,998
mmmm the tool is ahead of most skill levels, so perhaps you should be asking how good am I
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 03-23-2012, 07:33 PM  
just received my K-5 , dots on viewfinder
Posted By forestG
Replies: 53
Views: 7,646
oh my some answers are just well dumb, its dust dont worry it will have no effect on your images (which i might add is why you bought the camera), learn to live with it it will return. concentrate on taking photos an dont mind the little things so much.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 12-25-2011, 04:53 PM  
Experience with K-5
Posted By forestG
Replies: 20
Views: 3,630
now show us some photographs not artworks
sry but the dog ones i could have done with my phone.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 12-25-2011, 04:50 PM  
K-5 movie length
Posted By forestG
Replies: 22
Views: 3,157
class 4, 6, 10 etc referes to the min sustained write speed, and 15 or 20 MB/s referes to burst speeds.
although these figures seem to be ILS ratings and have never in my exp been all that accurate.
cheers
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-13-2011, 03:20 PM  
Is the K-10 still a good camera or is it outdated?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 50
Views: 10,128
i still run a k10, af is crap-hard wrk to get results, iso performance is brill at 100, anything above 400 is pretty much un-usable, its handling is, like the later models, without equall (ie nik can sony etc suk)
dynamic range is by compare, lacking but shoot dng and its all good, all weather capability = perfect, every wedding i've done has come with torrents of water and she never fails - the flash is the first to go-water in the contacts.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-30-2011, 08:32 PM  
Screen Protectors
Posted By forestG
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
these things are a waste of time i've had my k10 from new and never used one, no scratches either
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 12-11-2010, 03:46 PM  
Why does Pentax limit you to 5 exposures when bracketing?
Posted By forestG
Replies: 6
Views: 2,383
i'm thinkin if you need more than 5 you prolly should go back to a compact:lol:
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 12-05-2010, 03:18 AM  
nikon d3 to pentax k5 (advice)
Posted By forestG
Replies: 15
Views: 6,586
ok so i've got a k10 10-17, 16-45, 50-135, and use also a d3 with 2.8 zooms etc when shooting for a mates studio on a reg basis.
i find the d3 bloody heavy but sure footed in every other way ie exposure, focus-its awesome, frame rate, build.
i find the k10 crap at af-it really is terrible, light and easy to handle-the nikon is a tad cumbersome when changing settings even some basic ones, nice exposures-perhaps not as wholesome as the d3, the k10's crap at iso above 400, but overall a nice tool - with the right glass and a little pressure applied.
now only having had a peek at a k5, id say look at the af systems-is the k5 as spot on as the nikon? is frame rate your thing? frame rate is not an issue really and 7fps is heaps for me.
the k5's only point that i'd have a closer look at would be the af system-if its as good as they say it is in the field then you wont have any worries changing from d3 to k5
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