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    Hi all,

    Well ive decided to cross to dark side. i bought a k100d today.
    To me the price was good and with the anti shake it was a done deal.
    As i have still got my pentax lenses i'm now set. Value for money i believe.

    Now i need to know from you guys that have one what u think.
    I reckon i've made a wise choice.


    Regards to all

    Blair

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    Dark side??? Anyway congrats on your new purchase of a good and underrated camera. Post some pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiecanonboy View Post
    Hi all,

    Well ive decided to cross to dark side. i bought a k100d today.
    To me the price was good and with the anti shake it was a done deal.
    As i have still got my pentax lenses i'm now set. Value for money i believe.

    Now i need to know from you guys that have one what u think.
    I reckon i've made a wise choice.


    Regards to all

    Blair
    my fren...from your nick, its obvious you were a disciple of the dark side!
    but you have since saw the light....

    we of the rebellion welcome you and may the p-force be with you...always.
    welcome to Pentax world!

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    Welcome! we have dark and rebellion, so

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    you made the right choice. like me, bought k100d. when i test it out, will let u know how i feel.

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    I came from a Canon background. Very happy with my gears so far!

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    First time I heard that Pentax is the DARK side

    But welcome to Pentax family anyway, and hope you enjoy staying here

    Cheers and happy shooting.

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    pentax was always "no side" cos no one wants em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    pentax was always "no side" cos no one wants em.
    I would think Pentax was the old republic, strong and powerful in its hey day but then declined and was overtaken by the dark side. Now led by Luke SkyPentax, C-3-K100 and R2D-K10, the jedi are fighting back ..

    May the P-force be with you....always.

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    I declare Pentax as the "light" side, not dark or bright, because our gears have always been lighter than any of the competition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    I would think Pentax was the old republic, strong and powerful in its hey day but then declined and was overtaken by the dark side. Now led by Luke SkyPentax, C-3-K100 and R2D-K10, the jedi are fighting back ..

    May the P-force be with you....always.
    Amateur astronomers like airconvent and me would very much keep away from all that light-pollution to enjoy our 'darkside' activities to the fullest

    Even that huge telescope at Singapore Science Centre is a Pentax 'mirror lens' ...
    http://singastro.org/viewtopic.php?t=4538
    Last edited by alvinsclee; 3rd April 2007 at 08:12 AM.
    * Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time... and live a life! *
    :) Alvin

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    LOL Thx Guys

    Now when i get it in a couple of days, I've gotta learn how to drive this thing.

    Now i have a 28-200 & 70-300 APO for my film cameras.
    So with digital these become a 42-300 & 105-450 ??


    Blair

    PS maybe i betta change my nic to aussie k100 boy LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinsclee View Post
    Amateur astronomers like airconvent and me would very much keep away from all that light-pollution to enjoy our 'darkside' activities to the fullest

    Even that huge telescope at Singapore Science Centre is a Pentax 'mirror lens' ...
    http://singastro.org/viewtopic.php?t=4538
    You are mistaken, my young padawan. The light side means we are always trying to capture the faint light from faraway galaxies and nebulae!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiecanonboy View Post
    LOL Thx Guys

    Now i have a 28-200 & 70-300 APO for my film cameras.
    So with digital these become a 42-300 & 105-450 ??
    PS maybe i betta change my nic to aussie k100 boy LOL
    should make it aussiepentaxboy. that way, when you succumb to temptation and move to a K10D, no need to change nick!

    You're right about the "change" in your lens specs when you use the K100D.
    But if you are like me, you will eventually find manual focus a pain to use for fast action (like kids jumping around) and opt for auto focus lenses..heh heh

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    Pentax logo is red. We should be called the "Red Army".

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    Fellowship of the cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    should make it aussiepentaxboy. that way, when you succumb to temptation and move to a K10D, no need to change nick!

    You're right about the "change" in your lens specs when you use the K100D.
    But if you are like me, you will eventually find manual focus a pain to use for fast action (like kids jumping around) and opt for auto focus lenses..heh heh
    Im lucky they are all A/F so my 70-300 APO is now a 105-450 WOW !!
    Except one which is a 50ml Pentax A lens which shud meter no problem but manual focus only becomes a 75ml prime in digital terms.
    Anyway it shud be del soon but i down loaded a user manual to have a look prior MAN !
    the things you can do with these things compared to a film camera.
    Maybe i'll keep it on auto for a while till i learn to drive the damm thing.

    Regards

    Blair

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