Pentax and Samsung Dslr Questions

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by John Doe, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I will be looking for a Dslr in the coming months and I am intrigued by
    the Pentax and Samsung offerings. I understand that they are basicly
    the same camera, and significantly have street prices at least $100 less
    than the Canon or Nikon equivalents.

    Reviews have been good, praising ease of use, picture quality and small
    size.

    Any reasons why I should not consider the Pentax or Samsung ?

    Thanks in advance !

    Ross
     
    John Doe, Aug 31, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. John Doe

    Bill Funk Guest

    On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 09:14:57 -0400, John Doe <> wrote:

    >I will be looking for a Dslr in the coming months and I am intrigued by
    >the Pentax and Samsung offerings. I understand that they are basicly
    >the same camera, and significantly have street prices at least $100 less
    >than the Canon or Nikon equivalents.
    >
    >Reviews have been good, praising ease of use, picture quality and small
    >size.
    >
    >Any reasons why I should not consider the Pentax or Samsung ?
    >
    >Thanks in advance !
    >
    >Ross


    When you buy a DSLR, you're buying into a system. For most people, the
    camera body is only the first of many purchases.
    If the Pentax or Samsung bodies offer what you want, and if the
    systems offer what you'll want in the future, go for it.
    There are many reviews of both makes; study them, and learn what many
    experienced users have found.
    I haven't seen anything really bad about either, certainly nothing
    that would make either one unusable for the average user.
    In these things, it's usually small quirks that sway the mind, and
    these can usually only be found by handling the cameras in question.
    --
    Bill Funk
    replace "g" with "a"
     
    Bill Funk, Aug 31, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. John Doe

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    John Doe <> wrote:

    > I will be looking for a Dslr in the coming months and I am intrigued by
    > the Pentax and Samsung offerings. I understand that they are basicly
    > the same camera, and significantly have street prices at least $100 less
    > than the Canon or Nikon equivalents.
    >
    > Reviews have been good, praising ease of use, picture quality and small
    > size.
    >
    > Any reasons why I should not consider the Pentax or Samsung ?


    Figure out what lenses you need. Then buy the camera that fits those
    lenses. If you don't know which lenses you need, then consider buying a
    point-and-shoot instead; you'll save more than $100.

    The good Pentax glass isn't cheap, though the camera body may be. Put
    yourself in a position where you can compare the kit lens (the 18-55mm)
    to the 16-45mm alternative, since the latter is sharper.
     
    Paul Mitchum, Aug 31, 2006
    #3
  4. John Doe

    simon Guest

    simon, Aug 31, 2006
    #4
  5. John Doe

    Pete D Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > John Doe wrote:
    >
    >> Any reasons why I should not consider the Pentax or Samsung ?

    >
    > I'm happy with my Pentax DL. You should be aware, however, that there
    > is a rumor out there that Pentax is about to introduce a new dSLR with
    > 10 MP and IS.
    >
    > Bill


    Don't forget they already have a 6MP with IS and it is a great little camera
    in the K100D, team it with the Sigma 18-125mm and you have a very nice
    reasonably priced setup. I would also recomend the Sigma DG 500 Super flash
    to go with it.

    If you can wait the 10MP K10D will be released soon, even better!
     
    Pete D, Aug 31, 2006
    #5
  6. John Doe

    Pete D Guest

    "Paul Mitchum" <0m> wrote in message
    news:1hkxf63.ej26huln8rvmN%0m...
    > John Doe <> wrote:
    >
    >> I will be looking for a Dslr in the coming months and I am intrigued by
    >> the Pentax and Samsung offerings. I understand that they are basicly
    >> the same camera, and significantly have street prices at least $100 less
    >> than the Canon or Nikon equivalents.
    >>
    >> Reviews have been good, praising ease of use, picture quality and small
    >> size.
    >>
    >> Any reasons why I should not consider the Pentax or Samsung ?

    >
    > Figure out what lenses you need. Then buy the camera that fits those
    > lenses. If you don't know which lenses you need, then consider buying a
    > point-and-shoot instead; you'll save more than $100.
    >
    > The good Pentax glass isn't cheap, though the camera body may be. Put
    > yourself in a position where you can compare the kit lens (the 18-55mm)
    > to the 16-45mm alternative, since the latter is sharper.


    I have both lenses as well as the Sigma 18-50mm and I really love the 16-45
    but you will not see its full performance unless you are making prtty large
    prints, the standard kit Pentax lens is quite nice even though it seems
    pretty light weight.
     
    Pete D, Aug 31, 2006
    #6
  7. John Doe

    Pete D Guest

    Pete D, Aug 31, 2006
    #7
  8. John Doe

    simon Guest

    "Nice shots Simon, all taken with the DL? "

    All pretty much taken with the DL.
    Some shots on the site, generally you can tell which, were also taken with a
    2MP Casio point and shoot. These shots tend to be the ones on the site that
    are a bit more 'rough'.

    Lenses used with the DL were Sigma 18-55 and 50-100. Tamron 28-200.

    Simon
    www.srsteel.co.uk
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru
    "Pete D" <> wrote in message
    news:44f74e33$0$10760$...
    >
    > "simon" <> wrote in message
    > news:ed78lr$a3m$2surf.net...
    >>I use a Pentax *istDL.
    >>
    >> I'm very happy with it..
    >> Would I buy another Pentax DSLR...
    >>
    >> "Yes."
    >>
    >>
    >> www.srsteel.co.uk
    >> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    >> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    >> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru

    >
    > Nice shots Simon, all taken with the DL?
    >
     
    simon, Sep 1, 2006
    #8
  9. John Doe

    Pete D Guest

    50-100?

    "simon" <> wrote in message
    news:ed8hnd$5jb$2surf.net...
    > "Nice shots Simon, all taken with the DL? "
    >
    > All pretty much taken with the DL.
    > Some shots on the site, generally you can tell which, were also taken with
    > a 2MP Casio point and shoot. These shots tend to be the ones on the site
    > that are a bit more 'rough'.
    >
    > Lenses used with the DL were Sigma 18-55 and 50-100. Tamron 28-200.
    >
    > Simon
    > www.srsteel.co.uk
    > http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    > http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    > http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru
    > "Pete D" <> wrote in message
    > news:44f74e33$0$10760$...
    >>
    >> "simon" <> wrote in message
    >> news:ed78lr$a3m$2surf.net...
    >>>I use a Pentax *istDL.
    >>>
    >>> I'm very happy with it..
    >>> Would I buy another Pentax DSLR...
    >>>
    >>> "Yes."
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> www.srsteel.co.uk
    >>> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    >>> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    >>> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru

    >>
    >> Nice shots Simon, all taken with the DL?
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Pete D, Sep 1, 2006
    #9
  10. John Doe

    simon Guest

    oops...typo 50-200.
    somewhere there I lost 100mm...

    The two sigma lenses were a kit http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/page20.htm
    {bottom of page}.
    A bargain at £180 the pair..

    Whilst I acknowledge that there is better glass out there..at a cost..I'm
    very much of the opinion that the opionion that the advice:
    'you MUST buy {insert name here..usually canon or nikon} lenses... nothing
    else will do'
    is misguided.

    I've seen plenty of poor pictures created with better glass than I've got..
    I'd like to upgrade my glass...and in time I will.
    'til then I'll make do.

    My advice to anyone starting out is buy what you can afford, getting the
    basics right- focus, exposure, composition is more important than any
    advantage you'll get over buying expensive glass if you don't know how to
    use it..

    simon

    --


    www.srsteel.co.uk
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru
    "Pete D" <> wrote in message
    news:44f7f70b$0$26724$...
    > 50-100?
    >
    > "simon" <> wrote in message
    > news:ed8hnd$5jb$2surf.net...
    >> "Nice shots Simon, all taken with the DL? "
    >>
    >> All pretty much taken with the DL.
    >> Some shots on the site, generally you can tell which, were also taken
    >> with a 2MP Casio point and shoot. These shots tend to be the ones on the
    >> site that are a bit more 'rough'.
    >>
    >> Lenses used with the DL were Sigma 18-55 and 50-100. Tamron 28-200.
    >>
    >> Simon
    >> www.srsteel.co.uk
    >> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    >> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    >> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru
    >> "Pete D" <> wrote in message
    >> news:44f74e33$0$10760$...
    >>>
    >>> "simon" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:ed78lr$a3m$2surf.net...
    >>>>I use a Pentax *istDL.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm very happy with it..
    >>>> Would I buy another Pentax DSLR...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Yes."
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> www.srsteel.co.uk
    >>>> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Panorama
    >>>> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/landscape
    >>>> http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Peru
    >>>
    >>> Nice shots Simon, all taken with the DL?
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    simon, Sep 1, 2006
    #10
  11. John Doe

    Pete D Guest

    "simon" <> wrote in message
    news:ed9s4h$e8$2surf.net...
    > oops...typo 50-200.
    > somewhere there I lost 100mm...
    >
    > The two sigma lenses were a kit http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/page20.htm
    > {bottom of page}.
    > A bargain at £180 the pair..
    >
    > Whilst I acknowledge that there is better glass out there..at a cost..I'm
    > very much of the opinion that the opionion that the advice:
    > 'you MUST buy {insert name here..usually canon or nikon} lenses... nothing
    > else will do'
    > is misguided.
    >
    > I've seen plenty of poor pictures created with better glass than I've
    > got..
    > I'd like to upgrade my glass...and in time I will.
    > 'til then I'll make do.
    >
    > My advice to anyone starting out is buy what you can afford, getting the
    > basics right- focus, exposure, composition is more important than any
    > advantage you'll get over buying expensive glass if you don't know how to
    > use it..
    >
    > simon
    >

    Agree 100%, since I got my DS with the Sigma "Kit" lenses the same as yours
    I have bought the Pentax 18-55mm kit lens and a Sigma DG APO 70-300mm these
    are both quite reasonable, I also got one of the Sigma 28-105mm F2.8-4.0
    this was cheap but wide is not very sharp, handy at times though, I also
    have a 16-45mm F4.0 ED Pentax and it is a super lens, pity it is not a bit
    faster for the price but with ISO800.very clean on the DS it is okay.

    When I get my K10D (new 10MP Pentax) I think I will get one of the Sigma
    18-125mm lenses, apparently they are pretty good and sharper than the
    18-200mm, I think it will be a good lens to travel with when weight matters.

    Cheers

    Pete D
     
    Pete D, Sep 2, 2006
    #11
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Rich
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    715
  2. wayne
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    877
    wayne
    Jan 25, 2006
  3. Yoast
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    575
    Yoast
    Feb 28, 2004
  4. Bret Cohen
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    968
  5. Bernard
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    617
Loading...

Share This Page