How would you improve your Pentax SLR?


Stanovich

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 23:06
What features would you like to see if you upgraded your current SLR?

Mine's a K20, and if it could be improved I'd like:

- non-crippled K-mount
- split-prism focusing screen
- 100% viewfinder.

Plus maybe more accurate metering in auto mode, but I hardly ever use it so it's not really a problem.

Stan
K5IIs & ME Super with FA24-90, DA17-70, DA55-300, misc old primes; Fuji X20.

Anvh

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 23:40
hmmm... it would have to be free
Stefan


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iceblinker

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 23:43
Non-crippled mount, yes please.

Split-image third-party screens are available, though one from Pentax would be good, too.

100% viewfinder is already here with the K-7.

I'd like more accurate AF as well, and lower noise.
~Pete

Greytop

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 23:46
* Wider dynamic range
* Faster focussing with DA* lenses
* Less fiddly memory card access
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 07:34
K100.
Wider dynamic range.
Live view.
Articulating screen with more pixels.

That's about it really.

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Andrew
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womble

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 08:45
I'll take your three and add more accurate exposure with older non-A glass. Although adjusting the exposure when shooting static subjects is easy, I have missed a few grab shots because of this.

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mowog

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 09:15
A sensor measuring 36x24mm, of course!. A threaded shutter button. The ability to shoot in b&w. I know this can be done, but it involves pushing buttons in the menu and a lot of faffing about. My Canon A70 compact is always set to b&w. Conversion after the shot is a bit of a pain. I like to see the image in b&w as it is taken.
Less menu and more knobs! - An exposure compensation knob, like those found on old film cameras would be good.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 11:18
ISO performance from the K-x
FPS and 18mp from the 7D
AF speed from the D300
Tiltable screen from the Sony A550
IQ and K-mount from Pentax

All in a K10D body.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 06/03/2010 - 11:22

iceblinker

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 11:19
Wider dynamic range, yes please.

mowog wrote:
The ability to shoot in b&w. I know this can be done, but it involves pushing buttons in the menu and a lot of faffing about.

The K-7 (at least) can shoot in b&w, and stays in that mode until you switch to another. No faffing.

Quote:
Less menu and more knobs! - An exposure compensation knob, like those found on old film cameras would be good.

I like lots of knobs, too , but pressing a button while turning the dial is not too bad.

womble wrote:
more accurate exposure with older non-A glass.

We would hopefully have that if camera had a non-crippled mount.
~Pete

Unlocker

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 11:27
Mike-P wrote:
ISO performance from the K-x
FPS and 18mp from the 7D
AF speed from the D300
Tiltable screen from the Sony A550
IQ and K-mount from Pentax

All in a K10D body.

Wot he said!

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RichardDay

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 11:45
Unlocker wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
ISO performance from the K-x
FPS and 18mp from the 7D
AF speed from the D300
Tiltable screen from the Sony A550
IQ and K-mount from Pentax

All in a K10D body.

Wot he said!

Seconded, or is it thirded?!
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 12:01
Cable Release for my K-x - for an idiot like myself I suspect it would be easier than the Remote.
let the education continue

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Anvh

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 12:22
Mike-P wrote:
ISO performance from the K-x
FPS and 18mp from the 7D
AF speed from the D300
Tiltable screen from the Sony A550
IQ and K-mount from Pentax

All in a K10D body.

Isn't the ISO performance from the 7D better then the K-X?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

thoughton

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 12:27
RichardDay wrote:
Unlocker wrote:
Quote:
ISO performance from the K-x
FPS and 18mp from the 7D
AF speed from the D300
Tiltable screen from the Sony A550
IQ and K-mount from Pentax

All in a K10D body.

Wot he said!

Seconded, or is it thirded?!

Fourthed! Especially the articulated screen and ISO performance.

Plus:
Wider dynamic range
Huge viewfinder like an old manual SLR
A factory-installed split screen
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Last Edited by thoughton on 06/03/2010 - 12:27

Anvh

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 13:22
Anvh wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
ISO performance from the K-x
FPS and 18mp from the 7D
AF speed from the D300
Tiltable screen from the Sony A550
IQ and K-mount from Pentax

All in a K10D body.

Isn't the ISO performance from the 7D better then the K-X?

Here we go the Sony a500 use the same sensor as the K-X link
So why take a lesser ISO performance, is there a reason behind it?
Besides that, the dynamic range of the 7D is greater... so we all want a 7D it seems, I wonder why most of you haven't jumped ship yet
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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