Pentax k100d questions

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  1. Flyingkidjoe

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    Hey guys.

    I just got a pentax k100d, and was really excited about it. But after using it and reading it. I realized i had a few questions. I was wondering how you can tell the difference between the k100d and the k100d super. Because I'm not sure if I have the super, or normal.

    Next thing. I thought I read somewhere that my camera can only handle certain large f stops. like f1.4 might be to large for my camera. anyone know if there are limits to my DSLR?
     
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    I am not sure about you first question.but as to f/stops being too large for your camera I am 99% this is not the case. the lowest numerical f/stop (how wide open the aperture can open) is determined by the lens
     
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    i agree, the f/stop is determined by the lens, not the camera itself

    i can also help with the first question: i also have the K100D and it is my pride and joy
    if you have the K100D super there should be a "super" under the big K100D on the side of the camera body
    but if its any consequence the only discernible difference between the K100D and the Super is dimensions and mass: the Super is very slightly smaller than the K100D, probably has faster mechanisms and whatnot in it, personally i didnt bother with it...
     
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    Thanks guys. It looks like mine is just he k100d.

    I was also wondering about the 1.5x crop factor on my camera. I've got the 18-55mm f3.6-f5.6 lens, and I was wondering if the 18-55 is already with the crop factor, or my lens is really a 27-82.5mm?
     
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    i believe if your lens was made for a DSLR the conversion should be made already, but that just seems like common sense on my end so im not really basing it on anything hahah
     
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    No, not really. The focal length of the zoom varies from 18 to 55mm, which is equivalent to 27-82.5mm in terms of field of view on a 35mm camera.
     
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    So in my eyes, I truly have a 27-82.5mm lens. The crop factor is kinda confusing..

     
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    just think of crop factor as holding a index card or post it note in your left hand, hold a flashlight in your right hand, point it at the post it note, and the "beam" of light will be wider than the post it note, there will be excess/left over light that doesn't hit the post it. Some of your light is getting "cropped" out of the post it. Imagine the post it note as your camera sensor. A full frame sensor is physically larger and captures more light that a smaller sensor crops out.

    Sensors are basically the most expensive part of a camera, thats why full frame cameras often cost a lot more than crop sensors, because they are larger

    Go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_factor
     
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    The difference in the K100D, and the K100D Super are : the Super can use SDM lenses. These lenses have a motor in them for faster and quieter focusing. And the Super also has a dust removal system in it ( which from what I hear isn't all that great, but from what I have read, none of the dust removal systems are very good in any DSLR )

    And the "crop factor" does not make your lens magnify more, it just narrows the field of view.
     

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