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    New Pentax K30

    My trusty Pentax *istDL is getting a bit long in the tooth and I thought it was time to upgrade to something a little more current and hands on. I am now the proud owner of a Pentax K30 and I'm working through the manual.

    Any tips or pitfalls to avoid would be most welcome.

    Cheers

    David

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    Sorry Dave its taken me two months to figure out the ins and outs of my Sony..all part of the fun, just get out there and start pressing the shutter to see what happens..
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    Good advice - I took a couple of shots before work this morning.

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    Hi Dave, I'm looking at upgrading from K100D to K30. What's your impression of K30 to date?

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    Chris
    Pentax K30| Pentax 18-250 1:3.5-6.3 zoom| Pentax 50mm 1:1.4 prime| Sigma 18-50 Kit|Pentax K100D & Panasonic V-700 Camcorder


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    As a k5 owner, I can say you're going to love it.

    A couple of features that the k5 has that I"m not certain of the k30 having is

    Composition adjustment - Using the onboard SR as a faux tilt/shift on any lens. - doesn't allow for much but can help to straighten verticals on a UWA lens - tripods a must

    Live view hint - use the info button to zoom in and focus peek before taking your shot.

    Green button - great for manual lenses. Sets Shutter to a neutral grey. great for spot metering.

    Get out there and have some fun!
    Greg Bartle,
    I have a Pentax and I'm not afraid to use it.
    Pentax K5
    Sigma 10-20 | Tamron 17-50 F:2.8 | Sigma 50 F:1.4 | Sigma 70-200 F:2.8 Plus a bunch of Ye Olde lenses


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