*istD - Pronounciation

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  1. Jess

    Jess TPF Noob!

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    How do you say *istD ?? I've only ever seen it in print and frankly never knew * was part of the alphabet.
     
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    asteriskisted
     
  3. photobug

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    Pen tax. :lol:

    Most common seems to be staristD, usually shortened to D at the DPReview Pentax SLR board.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    the star is meant to mean anything...as it does in computer language. I just say "ist".
    ...as in motorist, cyclyist...etc.

    On this topic, has anyone seen the new Pentax *ist D S...? I read an article and it looks to be a good competitor to the D-Rebel & D70.
     
  5. lazarus219

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    ive seen it- i liek it as well, althoguh it looks very small behind the kit lense. Seems like a great camera and if i was looknig into a DSLR i think its what id choose
     
  6. MDowdey

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    i call it "the cool pentax camera i dont own and probably never will"

    but that might be too long to say everytime your talking about it ;)


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  7. tr0gd0o0r

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    I call it the i-s-t. or the camera pentax went stupid on when naming it.

    I've looked at the DS a little bit. it seems to actually have a few advantages to the D, but I haven't looke in depth completely
     
  8. lazarus219

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    i checked dpreview and it seems to have bumped everythnig up a little over the D, i just realsied in my previous post i didnt answer the question- i would prnounce it star-ist DS, not that i actually pronounce it much but thats how i think it goes otherwise i just call it the pentax DS
     
  9. Contra|Brett|

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    Dear Jess,

    I sometimes call it the star "i" "s" "t" or if it is the digital version, I call it the Pentax DS. Just chalk it up the the silly pentax marketing traditions. For instance, they have used aspherical lense elements for years, but you'd never find a single refrence to them from pentax.

    Warm Regards,
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  10. spike000

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    I just call it "digital rubbish".

    6MP is nowhere near enough to get a useful image. The sensor is small (APS-C) and as such you get very little detail and wide angle shots have to start with a 15mm lens which gives massive distortion.

    Wait until they get it right - then get a digital camera!


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