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Remembering the K10D

Posted 08/05/2018 - 16:15 Link
A K10D going unsold in the classifieds got me nostalgic for my K10D... I actually preferred the ergonomics to the other Pentax DSLRs I've owned, and I always found the image quality very nice.

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Posted 08/05/2018 - 17:34 Link
I canít understand why the k 10 keeps getting slated when you read the reviews at the time off it comeing out it was out doing canons d40 andnikons d 300
Posted 08/05/2018 - 17:52 Link
stu62 wrote:
I canít understand why the k 10 keeps getting slated when you read the reviews at the time off it comeing out it was out doing canons d40 andnikons d 300

The K10 gets slated because it doesn't have Nikon or Canon in its name

Superb Camera - Loved mine, but then again I've enjoyed all my Pentax DSLR's
Posted 08/05/2018 - 17:55 Link
I liked most of mine bar 1 and that was a k5 that I recon was built on a Friday afternoon lol
Posted 08/05/2018 - 19:27 Link
Great shots as usual Will.. Even more astounded when I noticed the camera used. A warning to all those pixel peepers who (Like me. Think chucking money at it will resolve some of our short comings)
No3 is absolutely knockout...!! A round of applause..

I still think some of my best images were taken with a K-7...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Edited by stub: 08/05/2018 - 19:33
Posted 08/05/2018 - 20:36 Link
Me too! And mine must have been built quite early in the week
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Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Edited by McGregNi: 08/05/2018 - 20:37
Posted 11/05/2018 - 14:03 Link
Quite happy with my K10. Used within its limitations (which aren't any worse than film really) some nice pics are quite possible.
Posted 11/05/2018 - 20:50 Link
Very impressive images.
My K10D is still going strong after 12 years and shows no signs of retiring itself. A really well built "photo machine"!! I use it as my back up to the K3 and am happy with the images produced particularly when using old prime lenses.
Posted 11/05/2018 - 20:59 Link
Nice... no.3 is terrific...

Posted 12/05/2018 - 12:50 Link
I really miss the body from the K10D - I've had my K5ii for 5 years and it still doesn't feel as good.
Posted 12/05/2018 - 15:44 Link
I keep considering buying a K10D body (again). It was my first Pentax dSLR. With my Katzeye focusing screen (which doesn't fit the K-3), manual focus lenses were a breeze. I find I have to rely on the live-view on the K-3 to get good focus.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the cameraÖ they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
Posted 14/09/2018 - 19:30 Link
I still have and use mine. No need to retire her, she still shoots just fine.

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Edited by KWE: 14/09/2018 - 19:32
Posted 16/09/2018 - 16:28 Link
Still using my K10D.
It may be a bit basic when compared to current models but it is an excellent camera. I find it is capable of producing good images, particularly when using manual lenses.
Posted 17/09/2018 - 08:34 Link
Mine died at just under 40k clicks. It's eyepiece lives on as a replacement on my K5

Posted 07/02/2019 - 09:46 Link
Superb images!

I too have fond memories of the K10.
My first DSLR was the 6mp Ist*DL which was almost like using a film camera, You could really concentrate on taking photographs but had to be treated with respect. The K10D changed that for me as It was much more sturdily built. I no longer had to worry about it getting splashed or dirty. I still used it like a film camera and the step up in image size was very useful. I took more images with that camera than I have with all my other Pentax put together. My daughter still uses it.

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