Pentax DS2

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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:07 PM
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Pentax DS2

Hi,
Can anyone give me some feedback on this camera? Thinking of goig digital, but I already have lenses for Pentax 35mm camera.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 09:23 AM
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This isn't the best audience to address your question. Below I'm adding some links to forums on photography websites that are dedicated to Pentax dSLRs.

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1036

A few thigs I have read in the course of my research that you should know:

1. Everyone raves about the viewfinder on Pentax dSLRs; they're supposed to be much more comfortable to use than other entry dSLRs.

2. Pentax has a number of versions, and most people say the DL was not an improvement, so I think you're right to stick with DS.

3. I read a thread about limited availability of DS2, perhaps related to some weird marketing strategies and a partnership with Samsung. Here's the thread:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=17303307

People at those forums should be able to address your question.

-Matt


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Feb 24th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Make sure your current Pentax lenses are compatible with the DSLK. I am not familiar with Pentax, but as a general rule older lenses may not be compatible.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 11:31 PM
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Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciate it!
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Feb 28th, 2006, 01:00 PM
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I read that the Pentax dSLR is compatible with all Pentax K-mount lenses (but keep the ~1.5x magnification in mind). I got one of the last Minolta dSLRs (now that Sony has taken over) because it accepts all A-mount lenses, and I have successfully used some that are over 20 years old. I think Pentax has the same advantage.

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