Some cool plastic auto exterior mould photos:
Image by imadoofus123
properly, I sold my d40 and bought a pentax k7 + da restricted 21mm f/three.two. my thoughts so far on the k7:
the develop high quality is superb every thing exterior is metal except for the pop up flash, sd cover, battery cover, buttons and lcds. the sd cover has a metal plate inside (even though the latch is plastic) and I anticipate the battery cover does as nicely. seals are evident on all the moving parts. the grips are mostly covered in rubber.
the k7 is not significantly bigger than the d40, but it feels much far more comfy. at very first holding it felt sort of funny since of the molded grip, but I quickly got employed to it and it feels really organic. the buttons are all effortless to hit and click when they go down, unlike the d40. my only problem right here is that I sometimes hit the live view button when aiming for the left directional button.
with the original firmware (1.00) the directional pad defaulted to changing settings (white balance, drive mode, flash, color) and I had to push ok ahead of moving the af point. there is a light in the viewfinder that comes on when in autofocus point mode, but I would frequently finish up doing one thing I did not imply to. installing new firmware (1.03) fixed this difficulty by allowing me to set the default to af point mode and pushing ok to change settings.
there is no way to hide menu products like on the d40, but since all essential shooting settings are obtainable by way of external controls, the information menu, and the directional pad, this is not an issue at all.
obtaining iso displayed in the viewfinder is incredibly beneficial. the prime show is also really valuable given that it displays shooting data right after the meter turns off until the camera goes to sleep.
right after one particular minute up to thirty minutes or by no means the camera automatically goes into sleep mode. the only buttons that wake it up are playback, info, and shutter release. it makes a small buzzing noise when waking up, i am not confident what that is.
as far as I can inform the popup flash has no way to set power manually, only exposure compensation. this is not an concern for me considering that I don’t use the popup flash. the hot shoe flash sync is 1/180sec but the popup flash only goes to 1/90sec.
in the image preview right after taking a picture you can zoom in and delete the picture, but you can not switch to prior images like on the d40 without pushing the playback button. on a brighter note the image shows up quickly (unless distortion or ca correction are on) and does not wait for it to be written to the card.
possessing two scroll wheels is good. they are coated in rubber and turn a bit less complicated than the d40’s. in playback mode the rear dial zooms in and the front switches to other images.
manual focusing with the 21mm lens is excellent all the autofocus points blink as they reach focus when in auto af point selection mode. with my old m42 lenses only the center point operates. the points are not visible when lit up, and there are no wires visible like i’ve noticed with some other cameras. the viewfinder is huge and vibrant, and seeing almost everything in the final image is wonderful. I am contemplating obtaining a katzeye for even greater manual focusing.
shake reduction seems to perform effectively. it isn’t visible through the viewfinder like nikon’s vr, but I think about this a great point since then you know what you see is what you are going to get. with vr the moving element recenters before taking a shot which adjusts composition slightly from what you saw when you pressed the shutter button.
oh, and the green button is pretty awesome.
and the 21mm f/3.two:
the restricted lenses have been one of the principal causes I chose pentax. as far as I can tell the lens is entirely aluminum and glass.
the lens is tiny. I could carry three or 4 of these in less space than a typical zoom. the downside is that it is challenging to hold it without having receiving your fingers on the concentrate ring.
manual focus is a dream. anytime the lens is not really autofocusing (no matter whether it’s locked in af-s mode or the camera is in mf mode or the camera is not focusing) the manual concentrate ring turns freely. it is smooth and properly damped. autofocus is rapid and not close to as loud as I was expecting.
the hood mounts over the filter threads bayonet style. the lens cap fits more than that and is held on by friction from the velvet inside.
optical high quality is excellent. a bit of ca, but not sufficient to bother fixing in post.
overall I am really pleased with my new method and appear forward to acquiring new lenses, almost certainly a 50 1.4 and maybe something climate sealed.
about the pic:
this was two exposures created in ufraw from a single raw and then blended in gimp.