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  1. Mo

    Mo TPF Noob!

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    I just got my brand new pentax *istDS2 to accompany my collection of 20+ pentax lenses! I'm going to post sample photos soon. Anyone else use pentax SLR's here?
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congratulations on the purchase Mo. I recently upgraded to the IST DS and am very happy with it. I'm not sure exactly what the differences are between the two, but I would guess them to be very minimal (as is the case of the differences b/w the D, DS, DL). Haven't had any trouble with it, and find it very easy to use, having had the ist film version for a while.
    Hope ya like it.
     
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    Film ones yep, I too have a whole bunch of lenses that are crying out to be stuck on a DSLR. I am not green with envy. Green wouldn't cover it; no colour in the spectrum is sufficient to describe my envy. :drool: Nice one.
     
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    Changes to the DS2 are actually pretty big.

    Many functions that could be manual on the D were only available in programs on the DS. On the DS2, however, there is the option of going manual again (i.e. AF.C/AF.S) but often via the menu. There is also a photo editing program in the camera, and a 2.5 inch screen has been implemented. The DS2 can take up to 7 images in a row; the software has been improved as well. There are many new minor functions, and a fully automatic flash (changed since D)

    BTW why did some1 move this? Not really a Q and A lol.

    Edit: The DL is worse because it has a different viewfinder from the others, allowing less light using worse elements, and that equals a cheap camera :)
     
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    I also noticed that the AF motor is more silent and much faster than in the D :D
     
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    Mo, thanks for all that info, I always wanted to know more about *istDS. I use two film AF Pentax bodies, the PZ-10 and PZ-20 with the PZ-10 being the back up body. Have about 7 lenses and love shooting with it. I might give it a try, although I am a sworn film guy.:lol:
     
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    DS2!! :D

    I have also been taking a bunch of pictures with film (using the SuperProgram) until now, yet I find digital SLRs to be a lot more convenient. Film definitely has better quality, however. (I have many MF lenses for pentax inculding the 15mm K, the 35-105 F/3.5 A, and the 400mm F/5.6 A)

    It terms of diigtal, I've also been using the casio exilim EX-P600.
     
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    One old ME exclusively for infrared, and one MZ-S. They share the 4 prime lenses. Works great in the field.

    I love film; I do alt processes that require negatives so I doubt I'll have a need for a digicam. :)
     
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    K1000 all the way!
     
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    That was my first pentax camera! I also have the ME, MX, K2, LX, SuperP, SuperA, and the Spotmatic(II).

    I love the DS2, but I still use the above from time to time.
     

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