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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-03-2011, 04:00 PM  
If the next Pentax body doesn't significantly improve AF, I'm getting a Canon.
Posted By antman
Replies: 211
Views: 38,077
I had a play with a friends new kr, and I must say it seemed faster than my K20, anyone own both?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-30-2010, 04:43 PM  
Samsung Battery Grip
Posted By antman
Replies: 32
Views: 17,449
AFAIK that's the only version!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-19-2010, 07:24 PM  
Samsung Battery Grip
Posted By antman
Replies: 32
Views: 17,449
That's odd mine seems pretty good. :confused::confused:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-30-2009, 04:54 PM  
Poor Samsung service
Posted By antman
Replies: 5
Views: 7,337
My experience with Samsung in Australia has turned me off them too.

I sent my GX10 in as the anti-shake started misbehaving in July.
Service agent requests changeover in August.
After much stress and millions of phone calls I do not get a new unit till February!!!:mad::mad::mad:

Samsung need a special support section for their DSLRs. The support unit had no idea about the product, and kept losing my records! (incompetence or intentional?)
Fortunately I got a GX20 as a replacement, but otherwise I can't recommend them to my friends anymore, despite them having a great product.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-30-2009, 04:44 PM  
Samsung GX-20 for A$1199 with kit lens
Posted By antman
Replies: 16
Views: 7,130
You forgot to add no pseudo movie mode, and no Dynamic Range option either. I prefer the menus on the Sammy too.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-30-2009, 04:41 PM  
Samsung Battery Grip
Posted By antman
Replies: 32
Views: 17,449
Thanks for the news, Brad. It turned out to be a more reasonable price than I thought too.

I had a link which I lost where someone manage to get a pentax grip to fit a GX10, looked a bit rough though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-16-2008, 05:27 PM  
pentax/tamron 18-250 vs DA 55-300
Posted By antman
Replies: 8
Views: 6,204
Your zoo shots are some of the better ones I've seen from that lens, starting to sway me. Interesting you think the 18-250 is sharper under 200mm? I nearly bought that lens as it's so good, and being all in one is very attractive. I ended up getting the Sigma 17-70 very cheap, so am on the lookout for a tele. Your tamron and pentax comparison pix are striking at 300mm I noticed. One thing has anyone heard quality problems with the 55-300 yet? If not that would be a change!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-10-2008, 04:29 PM  
Tamron 70-300mm
Posted By antman
Replies: 64
Views: 9,296
I'm really surprised with the quality of those shots - seems like good value.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-07-2008, 04:24 PM  
New Pentax lenses? K20D v K10D?
Posted By antman
Replies: 19
Views: 3,719
Prices are quite a bit lower than that by about $100-200 at least...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-27-2008, 09:03 PM  
Thinking out loud... (re: which zoom to buy)
Posted By antman
Replies: 17
Views: 3,831
I am in a very similar situation ATM, having changed over from Minolta MF, and needing new lenses. Previously I had 28-105 and 70-210 both 2.8, but the cost of replacing these in AF was too much. I was looking at 17-70, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 macro, or the Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 ( when it comes), and I wasn't decided at all in the longer zooms given my budget. I had planned to buy the 18-50 at Xmas via amazon but given so many reports of bad QC I put it off. .. However lately I have been leaning to the 18-250's as I've seen some lovely sharp pix taken with them, and despite not being a very fast lens it would be a very useful upgrade on the kit lens. Perhaps like you I will settle for this and some fast MF primes for my low light work in clubs etc.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-29-2007, 06:07 PM  
New Samsung GX10 Firmware
Posted By antman
Replies: 7
Views: 5,031
I had an issue where the Image Stabilization kept deactivating, fortunately this f/w seems to have fixed it. Wasn't looking forward to sending it in under warranty...
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