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  1. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Also remember not to press the RED button.
    NEVER press the RED button as it exposes the digital images to light !!


     
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    Well. I've found this thread very interesting, because I too am looking to buy a relatively cheap Pentax DSLR, for use as a mount for my copystand. I'd only use my Pentax 50mm on it. I've been annoyed with the crappy E6 processing I've received the last couple of times I used film on it. I thought a cheap digi-body like this might be worth a try...now I dunno.
     
  3. limr

    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If I had $500, I wouldn't have bought the K-r in the first place! ;)

    But one of the choices is definitely to just return the K-r and save up for a different new Pentax body.
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I have a feeling I'm going to return the K-r. It seemed like it would suit me because it's fairly basic and I don't need bells or whistles. I know KEH had it in EX+ condition and the issues with the contacts seem to happen with new bodies, not just because it's used or defective, but perhaps it's just not the right camera for me. It also does actually have something loose inside. I can hear it even with no lens mounted on it. I might save up to buy a better body and buy it new instead of used. These digital bodies are so sensitive! ;)
     
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    I know, right? Delicate little flowers, easily wilted. Probably good enough for what I'm thinking, though - I may have to whisper to it for encouragement: It's okay, honey - just be a lil' one-trick pony for me.

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    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Since you probably don't need a viewfinder for the copy stand, maybe you could locate a K01 body for a song- would work great for that. I used to use mine for macro almost exclusively. It is almost too ugly to take out in public.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ... and you need to at least 10x the exposure on the print as the cards always develop pretty dark (I have not figured out how to push the processing).
     
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    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And make sure you wash it enough to remove all the excess fixer or else it will keep updating forever.
     
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    Don't take it on one of your filmwasting walks you will be shot
     
  12. limr

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    I wouldn't dare! :D

    Guys, the camera is going back. I think I'll take the advice of spending a bit more and getting a K50 new.
     
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