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Pentax *ist DS SLR Digital Camera Sample Photos

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Marketed: 13-Sep-2004
Lens Mount: K
Megapixels: 6.1
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Guest 11-Sep-2007 21:40
a DSLR small enough to fit in my backpack pocket:
I shoot RAW only and use adobe elements 3 to proccess them all.
Guest 18-Apr-2007 09:30
I Love this DSLR. You can visit my gallery at with a lot of High definition samples. I explain (in french with screenshots) how to use Pentax Photo Laboratory 3 and RAW PEF Files.
Guest 10-Aug-2006 16:08
I have taken just under 21,000 pictures with this camera and it still works great. I am an outdoors shooter even in the Extreme Cold and this camera works. Best feature with Pentax is that they are light, well built and it is small enough to take anywhere.
Guest 18-Feb-2006 05:21
I've been really happy with my DS so far. It's so versatile. I love it (and it's become a bit of an obsession, I've got to admit.)
jl222-Jan-2006 12:53
This is great, especially with the great Pentax glass work.
Lots of Ds work on
Guest 22-Nov-2005 06:49
I highly recommend the DS, it's bright viewfinder and great backward lens compatibility make it a real winner!
Either check or for a collection of my recent images.
Guest 26-Sep-2005 21:37
Advantages over the competition:
-Large bright viewfinder : makes manual focusing easy
-Strong build, nice texture
-use of all K-mount MF lenses
-Mirror lock-up (which d70 lacks)
-compact, yet comfortable to grip
-uses AA, Lithium ion, or CR-V3 batteries: perfect for trips.
Guest 05-Sep-2005 12:46
It's a great camera. I had a Canon 350D but after back focusing issues and problems with manual focus (you can't see well enough to focus with it), I went for Pentax *st DS. I now have a great lens collection of fast primes (manual focus for the most part) which would cost many thousands in EOS mount. Moreover the *st DS is a much tougher camera than the 350D (which felt like it came out of a cereal box and would break at any time - warning Canon will always blame the user when a consumer-level camera breaks down - and those 350D's will start breaking soon).

Totally happy with this camera though.
.24-Aug-2005 07:05
A great little camera that does the job.
Larry Russo26-Jul-2005 18:24
1- use of older pentax k-mount lenes
2- Pentaprism with lit 11 point AF points - far brighter than the pentamirror
3- cost for quality - this is a great entry level digital SLR
Guest 28-Jun-2005 19:42
thinking of this one too, can anyone give 3 reasons of buying this? :)
Dominic Cantin26-May-2005 07:48
I received my *Ist Ds on 24 may 2005 and after 2 days , I'm in love ;) Here's a gallery that will grow in the comming weeks
Guest 15-May-2005 18:37
I love my DS!
Guest 15-Apr-2005 17:23
I am thinking of purchasing this camera is it a good Digital SKR?

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