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  1. Vitalik
    27.11.2013

    Some time ago I also became the owner of this camera, I just got it on the occasion for mere pennies. What can I say, from my Sapop 550D it is distinguished by completely different colors in the pictures. Yes, I do not argue, and on Sapop after fiddling in Photoshop everything is OK, but here immediately in JPG there is almost always a beautiful picture by color (CCD matrix). Since I am a collector of manual optics, almost everything from my arsenal fit with the exception of a few Nikon and Yashica lenses. All M42 optics (including Soviet, CZ and Meyer - with an adapter) and with a Pk mount (Pentax, Ricoh, Cosina, Tomioka, Chinon, Tokina, Soligor, etc.) Focus speed is not important to me, so I I focus with the handles and have the ability to shoot with lenses with aperture 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2.0 with excellent picture quality (as for me).

    I would also like to mention the possibility of replacing the focusing screen (FE) on this unit.
    When focusing on the OVI, I have a small back focus (everything is OK with the sensor), I decided to put a film shot from a Kosin film instead of a standard matte PV

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  2. Vitalik
    27.11.2013

    -th FE camera with wedges (sawn to APS-C size) and at the same time selecting backing thickness to remove back focus.
    I think the good advice in the comments about the careful handling of this type of stubs. Did not know.
    10 megapixels do not bother me in any way with their "small" size - people still shoot at 6 megapixels Pentaxes (ist Ds, K100D Super) and get excellent shots.
    In general, it is not in vain that they say that Pentax cameras are for the soul. ;)

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  3. Andrei
    28.04.2014

    I want to buy a used Pentax K20D. Beginner “photographer”. Is it worth it?

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  4. Abdullah
    10.05.2014

    DEAR HAPPINESS AND DR. OWNERS OF PENTAX 10. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ROLE IN THE ANTI-VISITING MACHINE IS NEVER THIS INFORMATION

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    • abdullah 2
      19.05.2018

      but the truth ... what is the role of this function ... is it really a secret behind 7 seals?

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      • Michael
        19.05.2018

        Still its name, so it was possible to understand

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      • Valentine
        19.05.2018

        Anti-displacement function. Needed for correct operation of the stabilizer with manual lenses. Hands set the focal length of the lens (one of 34 suggested values), after which the stabilizer in the camera can more accurately compensate for the shake. Instruction, page 69.

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  5. anonym
    11.05.2014

    Arkady Shapoval! Many THANKS for the excellent k-10 analysis.

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  6. Ivan
    15.06.2014

    Lads, please - tell me. Which of the two cameras should you choose - K10 or K20. The latter has interesting innovations, but the CMOS matrix and not the CCD. What is actually better to buy if you plan to use the second camera for manual?
    Or not to waste time on trifles and take K5 - the difference is 150 bucks ...

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    • a guest
      23.06.2014

      it's better not to be fooled and buy a Samsung GX-10. with the right approach, a very decent device. You can find it with a funny mileage and a whale lens for 280 bucks. For shooting smartly - I recommend.

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  7. Andrei
    17.09.2014

    Tell me, dear, which memory card will the pentax k10d work correctly, Thanks

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  8. boris
    25.09.2014

    Hello Arkady! Thank you for
    painstaking work and integrity. I am amazed by the parasites — give them this, tell me something — let each of them do the analysis
    any camera, but you can make corrections to their thoughtlessness.

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  9. Lyudmila
    22.10.2014

    Hello, please tell me which Autofocus fast aperture portrait is suitable for Pentax K20D?

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  10. anonym
    17.11.2014

    Pentax SMC DA 50mm f / 1.8
    Pentax SMC FA 50mm f / 1.4
    Pentax SMC DA 70mm f / 2.4 Limited
    Pentax SMC DA * 55mm f1.4 SDM
    Pentax SMC FA 77mm f / 1.8 Limited

    Sigma and Tamron recommend beware. You can look for something from the old film in the range of 50-85. Do you need autofocus, and even on the pentax for high-speed portraits? All the same, it will be smacked :) Takumar smc 55 1.8 is worth a penny, draws not badly though without autofocus.

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  11. Sergei
    17.11.2014

    No options - FA 77mm f / 1.8 Limited
    I would leave from this list, in descending order of price and subjective "prettiness" of the picture
    DA 70mm f / 2.4 Limited - for a price compromise
    DA 50mm f / 1.8 - for price and relative versatility

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  12. Mark
    28.02.2015

    Thank you so much for the tips and review!)
    Recently, for a very modest fee, I became the proud owner of this camera)
    The stabilizer was much more effective
    Good is more effective than expected, each switch has its own toggle switch, colors on the head and more interesting than the next kmop matrices) Good shots, gentlemen)

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  13. anonym
    04.09.2015

    Sorry, I'm completely new. Here, in the calculator of the required focal length, they ask what type of my camera (k10d) I don’t even know what type of my camera. In the review, I did not find or did not understand what I mean .. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/ru/tutorials/camera-lenses.htm

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    • Jury
      04.09.2015

      Read the third paragraph of this review (2. Pentax K10D - APS-C type camera. Crop factor for the camera is 1.5x ... ..)

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      • Alexey
        05.09.2015

        Yuri, thanks. Yet it is written in black and white, but it comes slowly))

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  14. Alexey
    05.09.2015

    Is it possible to manually adjust sharpness using the Tamron 70-300 lens in macro mode?

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    • Lynx
      05.09.2015

      it is possible .. either with a wheel or simply sliding-moving the lens away from the object.

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  15. Alexey
    05.09.2015

    Sorry for asking such questions. The answer is already there.

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  16. Dante's cat
    24.09.2015

    Filmed with such a device.) True, not very long - about 3 months, although this was enough for familiarization. Helios 44M was bought into a bundle. I personally agree with all the points in the review - the camera is really comfortable, pleasant, with a good and clean picture. Personally, I really like that you do not need to edit the material after the color. That is, purely theoretically, you can immediately shoot in JPEG. But I would like to add one point about manual optics. Yes, the Pentax measures exposure with it and works in aperture priority. BUT. It does not display the metering bar in the viewfinder. Option two. In the menu, you can set the wheel rotation value for the ON position: it is either viewing the depth of field in the viewfinder, or on the screen when the camera does not save the picture. So, when the first option is installed and the lever is moved to this position with manual optics, the metering value appears, though it will not be possible to change it visually. I was somewhat unpleasantly surprised. Because my Fuji S5, for example, shows the metering line without any troubles. Yes, even the sync speed with the built-in flash is small. And all would be fine, but personally on my device the flash was just brutally powerful. Even with a correction of -3, she knocked out everything that was near 2-5 meters into a solid white spot. And the third point. When working with manual optics, the device will be guided ONLY at the center point. You can ask another, but he will not respond to this. By the way, the confirmation is accurate and with a tweeter. My Fujai is not enough tweeters, or I don’t know how to turn it on. Actually, the uncomfortable minuses end there.) There was an old dream to use Pentax and it came true. By the way, about tuning BB. In the menu, you can pre-set 3 temperature options according to Kelvin. And most importantly, this very temperature is very convenient to adjust. The device takes the last shot or a snapshot from the preview, displays it on the screen, and on top produces a square with multi-colored corners and a grid. Corners: blue, green, yellow and red. Use the joystick to move the point of intersection of the lines along the grid and get a visual display of exactly how the picture will look. Well and most importantly, the device is now really cheap. True, Pentax optics in Russia can go broke and its choice is not as rich as that of Nikon or Canon. But this is worth the money optics. In addition, I did not compare prices, maybe somewhere in these systems parity. Before the recent acquisition of Fuji, I thought about what to take: the newer K20D or Fuj. For me, the zoom over-width was important. He is not rich in Pentax, and the prices caused a quiet out. In addition, I did not want to get off the Nikon mount (I also have a Nikon N8008 film). Now, yuzaya Fuj, I, as a pure amateur and not a professional, feel Fujik as a very monstrous and powerful apparatus for adjusting the picture, and indeed. Pentax in this regard is much simpler, like a teddy bear.) Personally from my bell tower, I believe that on the skinton Fuj in the first place. On the second Pentax and on the third Canon. In any case, the Pentax is a very worthwhile device and it honestly fulfills the money invested in it. A. And the last addition to those who have read this treatise to the end.) Recently, we compared the pictures of K5 and the old * ist D. I don’t remember the site - dig in the Pentax group in VK. So. In terms of DD and color * ist D turned out to be stronger and more pleasant than the K5go.

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  17. Dmitriy
    25.03.2017

    Arkady, in your opinion, will be able to compete with this Pentax Nikon D200, which I had the previous camera?

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  18. Sandis
    09.06.2018

    I use Nikon D700, D200, D3310, FujiFilm FPX S5Pro, I recently bought Pentax K10, the most honest skinton. Nikon pulls Magenta, Fuji is capricious and wayward, Pentax - Cheap and cheerful! :)

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  19. Pavel2173
    10.02.2019

    My first DSLR. The color rendition is very interesting, one might say, unique, although not everyone likes it. Excellent body materials, good battery, pretty smart kit lens for a start. The display is pretty average, though not really needed. Autofocus just did not get anywhere, even in good light, so I twisted it with my hands. On the machine, the metering is constantly lying, and quite a lot. I miss him, no matter what ...

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    • Novel
      10.02.2019

      To go nuts. The display is shitty, the autofocus is shitty, the exposure meter is shitty, the camera is cool.

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      • Alexander
        22.05.2019

        Ahah!))))

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  20. Pavel2173
    13.02.2019

    First love ... In those years it seemed that there was no better love. You gave her flowers, carried her in your arms .. Look at her in ten or fifteen years and you will understand everything. But she will still remain the first, albeit not ideal ...

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  21. Yura
    18.10.2020

    Arkady, you are so kindly writing about leather technology, which can pass through your hands, you immediately want to buy the whole flea market))

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