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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-13-2008, 11:46 PM  
Lens Advice please...
Posted By Amanda
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
I currently have a K100DS which I have had a great time with.

For the last couple of months I have been considering upgrading to a K200 or the K20.

I am still new to it all, only 1 years worth of experience.

My reasons are I crop a lot and more MP would help with less noise. I am out and about a lot so a sealed camera would be a god send.

So I have read and read and read about all sorts of cameras, inc Nikon D60 and Canon EOS450D. I driving myself slightly mad with it all now!

NOW, I am thinking....what about a decent lens to go with what I have. Learn and play with that before getting a new body.

I am finding my 18-55mm (F3.5-5.6AL) can't handle low light and I am in the woods a lot with the children right now and not getting what I want no matter how many ways I shoot.

I also have a Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 for SA and Pentax 35-105mm F-4-F5.6.
So nothing thats good for low light.

I also want sharper images which I have been told will involve a better lens.

My question is tho, which one! There are so many. I know I need a low F number but thats it. Its all a bit mind boggling so I'd appreciate advice on this.

So to conclude, do I get a new body or a new lense :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-27-2008, 01:25 AM  
So Confused by various cameras..:o
Posted By Amanda
Replies: 10
Views: 2,140
IF my camera is not fixable (or not cost effective) I will have to get something new.
I have looked at the;
K200
K20
K-M
I am totally confused as to which is a better camera for me.

Summarise my photography.....
I am new to this, about a year now. I take a lot of photos of children, scenery and animals. I really am learning (most of the jargon still baffles me!).
I crop and edit my photos a lot with Picasa.

Any help on the above cameras would be much appreciated, thankyou.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-27-2008, 01:10 AM  
K100D Super Problem :(
Posted By Amanda
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Hello, new on here :) and also new to SLR's so please bear with me :p
I wonder if anyone can help me please.

My camera (K100DSuper) lost its Auto Focus yesterday. One minute it was fine, the next it stopped working. It's not the lens, we've tried other lenses on it, same problem. Manual focus is fine. The camera is simply not 'grabbing and moving' the lens automatically it seems.

My Husband has had a brief look and can't see anything obvious (not that he or I know what to look for).
Has anyone else had this problem?

Also, seperate issue..... there are specs of round (I presume dust) on my pics. I have activated the dust removal several times and cleaned everything I can get to but they are still there. Very obvious on a blue sky. How do I get rid of them myself or does the camera (if fixable) need a professional clean?

Thank you for any advice on either issue.
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