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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2010, 04:45 PM  
good lens for urban exploring
Posted By generic
Replies: 2
Views: 1,861
hi everyone,

i finally got my money together for my first ever trip to New York...and of course i would like to take some nice pictures of the city (buildings, everyday life maybe some portrets even...) i have a pentax K10D with the standard 18-55 Lens...and i was thinking about buying me a new lens for my trip but since i'm really an amateur and don't really know allot about what lens to look for i was hoping if you fine people could maybe point me in a good direction on what type of lens i should get...

budget around 250 - 300 Euro's but i wouldn't mind buying a second hands lens for cheap (actually i'd prefer a good second hands lens thats up to the job, this way i can safe some money) like i said its all purely for fun in my case, nothing professional so don't have the money to buy expensive lenses.

hope you guys can help
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2008, 12:12 PM  
pentax SMC 50-200mm
Posted By generic
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
hello everybody,

i bought my first dslr (pentax k10d) 4 months ago together with the 18-55 kitlens, i would like to buy me a new lens mostly for surf fotografy/waves , but also landscapes/ city life and portraits.

i was looking for a second hand lens since i'm on a tight students budget, i found a used pentax smc 50-200 mm lens for 60 euro's. obviously i'm verry much a beginner so i was hoping you fine people might tell me if this is a good deal and maybe what this lens is all about.

thanks in advance for you're time
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-29-2008, 06:31 AM  
pentax K10D battery removal question
Posted By generic
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
hello people,

i have a maybe stupid question but here i go annyway...i was wondering if i should remove my battery from the camera when i'm not using it for a long time to not have risk that the batery starts to leak...at the moment i'm too bussy writing my essay for school and no time to go shoot pictures, i'm guessing i won't be shooting for around 2 months.

reasson i ask is when i came back home from a litl vacation the battery's from my pc mouse were leaking...

thnx for the help
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-02-2008, 03:07 PM  
Got depressed at local camera store
Posted By generic
Replies: 64
Views: 16,682
i bought my pentax and verry first DSLR camera like 3 months ago, i didn't knew annything about DSLR's and when i was looking far a descent camera EVERY salesman i spoke to adviced me to either buy Nikon D60 or canon (my budget was around 550euro's) in this one store i was holding the camera's just to see how they feel...so i asked to hold the pentax K10D , it was a hughe hughe difference with the nikon ar canon i held, they really felt like plastic toys, the pentax actually really felt more profesional so i asked the guy about the difference between the pentax and the nikon and canon...so he was like naaaaaah i really shouldn't buy the pentax because the quality of the canon/nikon is way better, the anti shake is in the body so thats not good, came down to it that i should just forget about the pentax.

not really convinced i asked around on the internet incl. this forum and EVERYBODY even on forums pro nikon /canon everybody just said to go with pentax K10D point blank, turned out that the K10D is at a complete other level.

didn't regret a sec about choosing pentax!! and luckely i didn't really trusted all the bull**** that guy at the store was saying.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-02-2008, 02:41 PM  
is this a good price for second hands lenses
Posted By generic
Replies: 4
Views: 1,980
hey pentaxman, thnx for replying...to tell you the truth i have no idea...maybe you can say by looking at this picture (pic 2 is a bit better to see and clicking on it makes it bigger) i think they are pretty old lenses by looking at the body.

Pentax P 50
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-02-2008, 02:18 PM  
is this a good price for second hands lenses
Posted By generic
Replies: 4
Views: 1,980
hello people,

i'm fairly new to photography and a few months ago i bought the pentax K10D with the kit lens 18-55.

i'm looking to buy some new lenses but don't have a allot of budget to do so , so i was thinking about maybe buying some second hand lenses...to be honost i don't really know allot about lenses and which one to buy.

i got this offer

SMC pentax- 35mm;2,8
SMC Pentax- 28mm:2,8
+ Filters

both lenses and filters for the price of 80 euro's

now i would like to know if this is a good and fair price or is this a bit to much for these lenses, again i really don't know the prices of these things so i would like to have some input on that.

if the 80 euro's is a bit to much what would be a fair price...of course i understand that it all depends on the state these lenses are in but the guy thats selling them said they are in good condition.

i would appreciate the help

thanks in advance
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2008, 12:20 PM  
brand new K10D high image and click count
Posted By generic
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
ok i did a check on this camera's shutter count...as i said this one came out of a box that was still wraped in plastic ,so straight from the factory ...

shutter count on this one is 236


thnx for that tip davek ...i took some pictures but everything seemed ok to me...of course i'm completely new to this camera and I'm first starting out with photography...any tips on how to place my settings/menu to get a good check-up on the badfocus issue

i use the 18-55 lens (was included when i bought the camera)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2008, 05:31 AM  
how about those firmware/software updates
Posted By generic
Replies: 2
Views: 2,109
thank you for the reply benjikan...the info on the pentax website regarding instalation should do
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2008, 04:07 AM  
how about those firmware/software updates
Posted By generic
Replies: 2
Views: 2,109
hey everyone, finaly i got my new camera and i'm getting ready to shoot some pictures but i was reading around on this forum about firmware updates / software updates, could you guys maybe help me out in what i should update and where to find thos updates...and most importand , how to update my camera, can't find nothing in the manual about firmware updates..etc

when looking in photoME i get this (i don't know what i should really update so i just place everything here)

software is version K10D 1.00

DSP firmware version Ver 1.00.00.15

CPU firmware version Ver 1.00.00.15

Exif version 2.21


thnx for all the help guys
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2008, 03:55 AM  
brand new K10D high image and click count
Posted By generic
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
hey guys, guess what i explained my problem to the sails man and i got my money back...whent to another store and they had a pentax K10D fresh out the box which was still wrapped in plastic :D....

he told me that it was probably a return, since also allot of the stuf like battery charger, manual..etc was missing...he was very understanding so i'm glad everything worked out

in about two days i'm leaving to north Africa...hope to take allot of shots


cheers for all the help here
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-25-2008, 02:53 PM  
brand new K10D high image and click count
Posted By generic
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
honestly i do understand that it might not be that big of a deal...maybe its more the ethic principe here...why pay the full price for a new camera when i coult have bought a used one just like the one i have now for say less money...i'm really not this paranoid freak here who makes a big deal out of nothing, where i'm from 600 euro's is allot of money and being a student i really worked my ass of just to save that amount of money, so i'm really disappointed at the moment...

also if this was a return why was it returned , i'm just saying that it could be that some particular function does not work or that the camera has defaults...
now i'm just a beginner so obviously i wouldn't really know whats not working as it should just because i don't have that knowledge yet unlike allot of the people here on this forum...i'm kind of completely in the dark on wether this is a new camera or a return and as to why it was returned....

just not comfortable with not knowing the deal about this camera and it bugs me out, as i said its a damn shame you just can't trust anyone anymore
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-25-2008, 01:59 PM  
brand new K10D high image and click count
Posted By generic
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
ok, when i first put the camera on the language was already in dutch...but it did ask me for the date and time ...is that saying annything or just that the person before me never took the time to fix the date :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-25-2008, 11:21 AM  
brand new K10D high image and click count
Posted By generic
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
so its safe to assume that the camera is not new as they told me ...they just probably sold me a demo or return model ...also the 200 clicks is maybe not that strange taking in consideration that there are more people who have a click count between 100 and 200 for a straight out the box camera...

the image count starting at 0088 is what bothers me most...


pfffff i'm so down right now, now tomorrow i probably have to go through allot of trouble to try and get my money back, and i think the shop is just going to say that i took the 88 pictures or something ...in other words i probably paid around 600 euro's for a used camera....just my luck:( can't trust nobody anymore
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-25-2008, 10:39 AM  
brand new K10D high image and click count
Posted By generic
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
hi everybody,

today i bought my very first big camera, been saving for more than 1 year to get the pentax K10D...but i'm a bit restless about some issues...

the store where i bought the camera only had 1 more that came out the box, the other one was a demo model ,so i bought the one that was still inside its box... i asked repeatedly if this was a never used camera, since demo models are often thrown around by people i really do not want to give my hard earned money to a used camera where only god knows what happened to it...

anyway after arriving home i noticed that the battery charger was missing...so the box had been opened before, after going back to the shop the guy assured me that it had been removed just to charge another K10D battery from one of their demo models...annyway again he said i shouldn't worry about it and that it was a brand new camera...

now i have been checking the shutter count using "photoME" and the shutter count of the camera is 206...isn't this much for a brand new camera

The first picture i took with the camera had the file name "IMGP0089.JPG" on this forum most seem to have there first image startong at IMGP0001"

....does this mean that this is not a new camera and that someone else already took 88 pictures with it ..or could this perfectly be do to factory testing

i really don't want to blow this thing up but its just that i really worked hard just to buy this camera in brand new condition ,so i'd hate being riped of now that i actuallu bought it.

should i worry or does it seem there's no reasson to worry and that everything sounds perfectly normal.

anyway i'd appreciate any help from you guys

kind regards
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