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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-13-2007, 07:31 PM  
Found a K10D book on ebay...
Posted By TankSlapper
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I am planning to buy one when your website becomes operational! (hardcopy that is....)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-21-2007, 10:45 PM  
Picture of the new 645 Digital
Posted By TankSlapper
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
I don't know if this has been posted already, but it is the first picture I have seen.... Looks pretty sweet!

Pentax busts out Hasselbladian 31.6 megapixel 645 Digital - Engadget
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2007, 06:56 PM  
memory cards, instruction book, and computer question
Posted By TankSlapper
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
I put the manual on my PDA. It works but the screen is so small, it is kind of a pain to use... I am sticking with the hardcopy for now.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-12-2007, 07:38 PM  
USB or Card Reader?
Posted By TankSlapper
Replies: 22
Views: 4,565
Hello all:

I was wondering which method is most popular for getting images from the camera. My concern is wearing out the connectors on the camera. Which is more durable - USB or SD??

I have a 2GB card and have not had any need to change cards in the field, so for me I usually don't have the SD card out of the camera.

I don't know the exact parts that are used by Pentax, but I looked up a couple "typical" connectors.

An AMP standard SD connector is rated of 10,000 cycles (P/N 440297-1). That would be 27 years if you removed and replaced it (one cycle) once per day.

An AMP standard Mini USB connector is rated at 50,000 cycles (P/N 1-1734035-2). That would be 137 years at once per day.

These numbers are large enough so that it is probably not much of an issue.

From a durability standpoint, it would be better to use the USB connector for downloading (assuming these parts are representative of the ones Pentax used in the cameras).

Any thoughts?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-31-2007, 03:12 PM  
Anyone else shoot motorsports?
Posted By TankSlapper
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
I just got my K10 and am just learning myself. My main subject matter is surfing and dirtbikes (my kids). I mostly shoot in daylight.

I am look to get a 200-300mm lens as well, but haven't done too much research as of yet.

As far as dust goes, so far I just do my best to shield it from direct hits and wipe it down after I am done. I bought a lens cleaning kit and have definately needed to use it!

Here are a couple shots from my first outing with the camera.







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