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    Default any comment on the Pentax !ist or the Minolta Dynax series?

    may be buying a new manual SLR to replace my x700.
    anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by overcrash
    may be buying a new manual SLR to replace my x700.
    anyone?
    *Scratch head* one is a DSLR, the other is an AF SLR........

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    Quote Originally Posted by frisky
    *Scratch head* one is a DSLR, the other is an AF SLR........
    both is manual.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by overcrash
    both is manual.....
    Sorry, but just to clarify, what is your defination of manual?

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    the *ist is an SLR, while the *ist D is a DSLR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    the *ist is an SLR, while the *ist D is a DSLR...
    there's another model that is solely pentax *ist which isn't DSLR but SLR.... hope this clarifies....
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    Dynax 5 and 7 are good camera to use.

    You can easily find the review in when you do a search.

    And you will definitely have more lens choice compare to pentax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrash
    Dynax 5 and 7 are good camera to use.

    You can easily find the review in when you do a search.

    And you will definitely have more lens choice compare to pentax.
    i second that. minolta makes excellent film bodies. you will definitely fall in love with the 7. i still haven't gotten over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munfai
    i second that. minolta makes excellent film bodies. you will definitely fall in love with the 7. i still haven't gotten over it.
    Agree. Minolta makes excellent film bodies and their lenses are pretty good too. Don't bother about getting Pentax in case getting Pentax mount lenses become a problem.

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    Pop into Minolta showroom in funan and get a feel how the Dynax 9 with 300mm lens attached focuses in low light.....and you will be hooked.

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    Locally, Pentax lenses are kind of hard to buy because nobody is willing to sell them, and the shops that do sell them puts on a unrealistic price tag. But if importing is not a problem, K-mount lenses are plentiful and cheap. You just have to search.

    Both the Pentax *ist and the *ist D does NOT have full support for the pre-A series lenses. I suppose you are starting a new system so this should not bother you too much but in case you do end up with a *ist (or the MZ-50/30/60), do note that you cannot use the older manual-focus Pentax lenses.

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