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Got my new K10D Yesterday

Posted 18/04/2008 - 00:25 Link
Well thanks to this forums advice to myself and other users I decided not to go for a K200D but the K10D instead. Luckily the "london camera exchange" in Taunton had 2 left in stock at 450 ea with a 18-55mm DA lens. Very nice friendly staff too. I went local for ease of return etc in case of a problem.

I used to have an mz5 for a short while until it died but i couldnt afford a dslr at the time so i went for a fuji finepix s5000 digital for a couple of years but this D10 is a whole new ball game so I may be asking a few questions in future. I have taken a few pics but I am still reading the manual as this camera has soooo much in the way of adjustments/formats etc its just fantastic. Hopefull I can now start some serious amateur photography
Posted 18/04/2008 - 07:53 Link
Good choice, hope you have a great time with your new camera!

Best regards, John
Posted 18/04/2008 - 08:35 Link
Excellent choice. I am trying to persuade a work colleague to buy one of the last K10D's.

Enjoy your photography.

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T
Posted 18/04/2008 - 11:53 Link
I too have just upgraded. I had a Fuji S9600, and after much deliberation... the low price of the K10D (thanks to the K20D launch) was too good to miss.

Bought the K10D + 16-45mm + grip from SRS, and now I'm off and running. Used the camera on a shoot yesterday and I'm happy how its handling.

Having got to grips with the Fuji and used it so often, I'm pleased how easy I have got to grips with the functionality of the Pentax

Now I've got to upgrade my tripod to something more sturdy, and there's plenty more things to add to the wanted list too! But for now I'm happy to get out and get shooting.

The K10D feels great in my hands and after considering the smaller K100D I'm glad I went for the larger model.
Posted 18/04/2008 - 13:23 Link
I too have received my new K10D this week.
I am new to D-SLR and will have to read the manual to see what this award winning camera can do.

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Pentax K-7, DA 16-50mm F2.8, DA 50-135mm F2.8, DA 200mm F2.8, DA 300mm f/4.0, AF-540 FGZ TTL Flash, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG, Manfrotto 190XProB tripod, Manfrotto 679B Monopod, Tripod Head 804RC2, Monopod Head 234RC,
Posted 18/04/2008 - 18:43 Link
Three new K10 users Fantastic guys, I hope you enjoy your new toys and can't wait to see some pics posted.
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|
Posted 21/04/2008 - 18:34 Link
I was hoping to get mine this week but Pentax didn't get the stock to SRS so it looks like it will be next week at the earliest

Good luck with yours, I'm a complete novice so I know I'll need it with mine!
Posted 01/05/2008 - 23:47 Link
ehehehe and this makes it 4!!!

I just got my new K10 today, after much thinking, I finally decided to buy the second body that is much needed for going pro!!!

Went to SRS for the first time, and had a really nice chat with the guys there. I also tried a load of lenses, and I fell in love with the DA* 300mm... which i'll never be able to afford!

Anyway the only lens I really wanted to try and they didn't have is the 31mm LTD. Does anybody have one I can play with???

I am really happy for the second body, and I look forward to a greater improvement in the next year or so... the K20 wasn't enough for me to upgrade... so let's wait and see!

'Between the lights there is always a shadow' & PPG
Posted 04/05/2008 - 22:54 Link
Well done boys

I've had my K10D for one year now and mine was one of the 'early' ones but I have been very happy with it..

It is the dog's meat and two veg, it's a great camera...I was in Cameraworld on Friday and they were saying that a lot of people were keeping their K10's....

Now go out and ENJOY
Posted 05/05/2008 - 18:40 Link
Park Cameras K10D body only 380, free P&P.
Pentax ist DL, K10D, MX, various lenses, Fuji s6500fd, Canon A630.
Posted 06/05/2008 - 19:48 Link
Pwynnej wrote:

I've had my K10D for one year now and mine was one of the 'early' ones but I have been very happy with it..

Is there a difference between the earlier models?

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