ist Ds ?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Glenn, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    I am planing on getting a Pentax ist Ds this week.

    Does anyone have any negative experiences with this camera?

    Glenn
     
    Glenn, Jan 17, 2005
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  2. Glenn

    John Francis Guest

    <SMARTASS>
    It doesn't use negatives - it's a digital camera.
    </SMARTASS>

    Seriously:

    It's a fine camera. I own it's older sibling, the *ist-D,
    The only drawback, from my viewpoint, is that it is a little
    more awkward to use the DS in full manual exposure mode, as
    it lacks the second control dial. But in several other ways
    the DS has improved on the D.
     
    John Francis, Jan 17, 2005
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  3. The lack of response does show that its not a very popular or widely
    sold camera :)

    But then popularity or sales volumes have no direct relation to
    quality.


    - Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Jan 18, 2005
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  4. Glenn

    John Bean Guest

    I don't think so. If the OP had asked for general comments I'd have made
    some, but since *negative* experiences were being requested I don't have
    any. I suspect not many other users do either.
     
    John Bean, Jan 18, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    So far I've sold all the ones I had, nice little camera. Pentax only
    released it this fall, I got my stock in December. The Canon Digital Rebel
    (300D) has a year or so longer on the market. Pentax is not as aggressive in
    marketing, so that may account for something.
     
    Darrell, Jan 18, 2005
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  6. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    I know that the camera has not been out very long and Pentax will
    never sell near as many cameras as Canon or Nikon, but I was just
    trying to see if there were any major disappointments or surprises.

    No bad comments at all. That is good. I think I will go out and buy it
    today.

    Thanks all.

    Glenn
     
    Glenn, Jan 19, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I don't have one. Does that count as negative?

    On spec, and from the samples seen it appears to be quite capable. If you
    already have a few Pentax lenses then definitiely the way to go. Otherwise,
    consider the others as well. (D70, 300D) and perhaps the 7D or 20D if you have
    the sheckles for it.

    The *ist D has the odd ISO limit of 200 at the slow end (Like the Nikon using
    the same sensor).

    A brief summary (Pros-cons) appears here:
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxistd/page18.asp

    G'luck.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 19, 2005
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    : No bad comments at all. That is good. I think I will go out and buy it
    : today.

    I've had mine since mid-November, and I love it!

    -Charles
     
    Charles Robinson, Jan 20, 2005
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  9. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    Note that this review is for the ist D not the ist Ds.

    Thanks anyway.

    Glenn
     
    Glenn, Jan 20, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    DPreview has a "preview" for the *ist DS at:
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/pentaxistds
    But no review as of yet.
     
    Darrell, Jan 20, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Sorry about that. I'm sure some of the comments apply in any case where image
    quality is concerned.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 20, 2005
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