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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-28-2012, 10:38 AM  
K2000 SD card compatibility question
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 1
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Will a Lexar 16GB SD card work with a K2000?
Forum: Sold Items 05-27-2012, 01:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Price Drop! Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3, Pentax AF200T flash, a couple of SF1s
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 135
Views: 23,693
What is still unsold?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-26-2012, 07:27 PM  
K2000 firmware question
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'll list in the Markeplace in case someone here wants it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-26-2012, 12:59 AM  
K2000 firmware question
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
I found a 64GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC card for a great price and got it. My K2000 will not format it. It never occured to me that there might be a compatibility problem. If there have been any firmware upgrades I haven't done that. Can this card be used in the K2000?
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-22-2009, 07:06 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 8,346
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I have an M 50mm f/1.4; a little bit soft wide open but sharpens up nicely at f/2. I have the M 135, 150, and 200mm. All are great performers. I've used the 200 with a Kiron seven element 2X teleconverter and gotten some great results. I had an M 28mm f/2.8that was excellent. I gave it to my niece.

The 135 and 150 were given to me (like in free) by a friend who was going medium format. It got the 200 absolutely mint for $50.00. The seller didn't know what it was worth and I didn't educate him. I bought the 50mm f/1.4 at the same time as my first MX in the early 80's.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-22-2009, 06:22 PM  
Not a Pentax *ist DL review
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 0
Views: 1,523
I learned on a Spotmatic and I remember how well it fit in my hand. I didn't forget that and when the time came to buy my own camera I didn't consider other brands either. I got an MX. I've never looked back.

I've had power issues with mine for awhile. Now it won't power up at all. All I get is the dead battery icon flashing, even with new batteries. Spending money on a six megapixel camera without image stabilization made no sense so I upgraded to a K2000. Costco has it with the 18-55mm and the 50-200mm for $499.99 plus a free 2GB SD card. I ponied up $3.79 for UPS Second Day Air and it got here in 36 hours.

Costco - Hot Buy Pentax K2000 Body-Based Shake Reduction 3.5 Frames Per Second

Both of the lenses have plastic mounts and a hood is not included for the 18-55mm.

A long time ago one of my wife's friends gave her an M series 135 f/3.5 and gave me an M series 150mm f/3.5. That 135mm is really sharp. It's a little slow but it gets used outdoors so that doesn't matter. I haven't used the 150mm much but I like it a lot. I like that; brokeh. I'm not sure that I understand bokeh. I'll have to consult Mr. Wikipedia. Like Mr. Google he's a pretty smart guy.

I need to sit down and RTFM to find out how to use non K/A lenses on the digital.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM  
Pentax *istDL
Posted By dcgibson55
Replies: 12
Views: 19,396
I've had mine since the spring of 2006. As many reviews pointed out mine was a bit soft out of the box so I went in and cranked up the sharpness a bit. This is my first AF camera and I would rate the AF as not bad but it could definitely be better.

My first serious shoot was my niece's high school graduation. I shot it from quite a distance with a Tamron 75-300mm. The AF hunted a bit but overall I got some great images with both it and the kit lens. I think the kit lens is quite good. Later on I got an FA 28-90mm and have been disappointed with it. Substantial stopping down is necessary for decent images. I haven't tried it on a film camera.

I have a lot of film lenses but have only used my few "A" series lenses with it. Some day I need to sit down and figure out how to use my M-series primes. I've got some good ones.

I took it to Alaska later in 2006 and I was very pleased with the images I got. My wife had some enlargements made of the best Alaska images and they are excellent until you're about to bump your nose into them.

All in all I'm happy with it.
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