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    Default Newbie here. Advise needed

    Hey guys..

    I'm definitely new to this Pentax brand and also new to dSLR stuffs. Was wondering if there's any specific website for me to read up on Pentax's products? I'm by all the terms... DA/FA..blar blar blar...

    Cheers,
    Clement

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncer View Post
    Hey guys..

    I'm definitely new to this Pentax brand and also new to dSLR stuffs. Was wondering if there's any specific website for me to read up on Pentax's products? I'm by all the terms... DA/FA..blar blar blar...

    Cheers,
    Clement
    Here are some useful links :
    http://pentaxlife.com
    http://pentaxium.webvision.co.za/index.php

    But beware because its very very very slow to the US sites now due to the broken optical fibre backbone from the Taiwan quake..


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    Quote Originally Posted by syncer View Post
    Hey guys..

    I'm definitely new to this Pentax brand and also new to dSLR stuffs. Was wondering if there's any specific website for me to read up on Pentax's products? I'm by all the terms... DA/FA..blar blar blar...

    Cheers,
    Clement
    For a start, you can read all about K mount cameras and lenses here:

    http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/

    And reviews for most Pentax K mount lenses can be found here:

    http://stans-photography.info/


    Because DA lenses are quite new, not to many reviews can be found. But there is no bad DA lens (for its cost) yet as for now, I'm sure you'd be happy with any DA lens you buy, especially consider its cost.

    Cheers and happy holidays!

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    Thanks guys! Will do the read up asap.

    Btw, any idea if the K10D is out of stock in Singapore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncer View Post
    Thanks guys! Will do the read up asap.

    Btw, any idea if the K10D is out of stock in Singapore?
    yes, it is out in the market.

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    Hey explorerz,

    yeah, i know it's out in the mkt. But i'm wondering if it's OUT OF STOCK currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncer View Post
    Hey explorerz,

    yeah, i know it's out in the mkt. But i'm wondering if it's OUT OF STOCK currently?
    ha ha explorer was talking in singlish lah.
    And he really meant "out of stock" too...
    I heard stocks coming next week...not sure if its true, though.

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    Check this out.

    http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/


    ...

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    Thanks!

    Another Q here... Where can i get the K10D from? I went to Courts and HN this morning but they don't carry pentax brand of cameras..

    I'm actually interested in their 0% installment payment. Does AP and the other co recommended by you guys provide this payment scheme?

    Cheers,
    Clement

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    TK r most of the shop got 12months 0% installatment (POSB Master/VISA)but you have to pay additional 3% on top of the purchase price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncer View Post
    Thanks!

    Another Q here... Where can i get the K10D from? I went to Courts and HN this morning but they don't carry pentax brand of cameras..

    I'm actually interested in their 0% installment payment. Does AP and the other co recommended by you guys provide this payment scheme?

    Cheers,
    Clement
    Courts and HN not carrying Pentax DSLR as its not profitable for them. The price is too low.
    They like to carry C stuff as they are priced high, so margins are good.
    I am writing to Courts to see if I can chio chio them to take it up but since C is selling so well, I doubt they will be interested especially since the D40 was introduced.
    To these people, they don't care that the D40 has many features dropped. they only know this is a DSLR for $1000...

    Please refer to the "price list" thread for the main shops carrying Pentax cameras.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcsum View Post
    TK r most of the shop got 12months 0% installatment (POSB Master/VISA)but you have to pay additional 3% on top of the purchase price.
    Check the pricelist, I'd updated some of the CC 0% installment plan available in some of the shops. Expect a higher quote or some % of service charge.

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    That's no good no good!

    Just have to live with the bad things in this world then. Anyway guys, Happy new year!

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    Anyone tried if Sigma Flashes are compatible with the K10D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimson1d View Post
    Anyone tried if Sigma Flashes are compatible with the K10D?
    Sigma have compatible flashes for pentax camera. The Sigma 500 DG Super works well with the DS & DL series but I think not K10D or K100D.

    You can refer to this thread for some discussion on flashes.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=244509

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    Hi, just bought a Pentax K10D with kit lens. First time owning a digital SLR. Have some questions about this camera:

    (1) This camera is weather proof. Won't the water gets in from the lens mount or kit lens ?
    (2) I have seen posted photos taken by K10D, but I couldn't take photos thats as nice. Any tricks ?
    (3) Can post any photos taken by this kit lens ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk68 View Post
    Hi, just bought a Pentax K10D with kit lens. First time owning a digital SLR. Have some questions about this camera:

    (1) This camera is weather proof. Won't the water gets in from the lens mount or kit lens ?
    (2) I have seen posted photos taken by K10D, but I couldn't take photos thats as nice. Any tricks ?
    (3) Can post any photos taken by this kit lens ?

    Thanks
    The body is weather resistent but you will have to wait a little while longer for the new weather-resistant lenses to be introduced. As for great photos, you can try Feng Wei and some of the gurus here....they are always sharp and contrasty!

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    Hi sgk68,

    Can I ask you how much you buy your K10D for and from where?

    1. The SSM waterproof lens from Pentax wil be available this year and they are truly waterproof with SSM built in the lens itself. So water MIGHT get into the camera from the lens mount as what I read in Dpreview.

    2. Use bright mode in K10D and adjust contrast and sharpness to higher or to you liking. Learn to shoot RAW and post process afterwards to fully tap the potential of K10D. It's not intended to produce photos like P&S jpeg look. It is design from the start to enable users of this camera to post process for overall work flow, especially the images produces are intended to be film like but could be mistaken for soft. However, change from Natural to Bright mode and adjust the image settings for a start.

    3. No K10D yet.

    Advised to read thru Dpreview and interview with designer of Pentax K10D to get insight of the mind of those people who design them. Do a search on Dpreview.

    have fun shooting.

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    Hi simdavid,

    Thanks for your advice, will try out your suggestion.

    I bought my K10D for S$1618 (inclusive GST). Package includes : K10D body ($1280) + DA18-55 kit lens + Tamrac camera bag + Hoya UV-Guard lens filter + Toshiba Class 4 high speed 2GB SD card (after upgrade from free 1GB SD card). I bought it at Digital Palace at #02-77 Sim Lim Square. Found their price cheapest after scouting every camera shop on ground floor.

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    Default Re: Newbie here. Advise needed

    Let's hope you're not missing any accessory.

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