Pentax K-7 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Pentax DA 18-55 WR lens + 2 extra bat.

Pentax K-7 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Pentax DA 18-55 WR lens + 2 extra bat.

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For sale my Pentax K-7 14.6Mpixel camera. It has an aftermarket split prism focusing screen and comes withthe Pentax DA 18-55WR lens + 2 extra batteries + third-party battery grip.

 

Please read full description prior to purchase and ask any questions before purchase.

 

 

The camera is overall in excellent condition and working order, but it has a small cluster of dead pixels (like 3 px or so).

 

 

You can see this in the sixth photo, move your eyes to the right edge mid-height I’ve marked it with a red circle.

 

To get a perspective on the dot, it appears in 10x15cm prints the size of the tip of a needle in bright backgrounds.

 

It’s difficult in that print size to notice if you don’t know where to look for. 

 

For larger prints it needs fixing in LR or PS. I noticed it about 3 years after it happened, 

 

and went back to my older photos and it was there but I had never noticed. Usually I just

 

fix it with the clone tool in Lightroom prior to printing.

 

 

If your budget is small, or if you’re learning, this is a good camera to go for and it won’t let you down. It may not be the best option

 

if you don’t plan to post-process RAW files of your good pictures. This is not because of the dot, but because it’s old technology. You can get modern cameras that produce very good

 

JPEG files with a hundred or a couple of hundred extra. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a very good camera and the JPEGS are fairly good, but if you want to just point and shoot there are better options today (albeit with a bit more money).

 

 

But if you want a proper DSLR, and you don’t mind a little editing, RAW quality is excellent up to ISO 800, ISO 1600 may need some noise reduction if it’s a dark picture and ISO 3200 is usable with some noise reduction. 

 

 

I’ve added some photos in the end shot with this camera with various lenses and in different times of day so you can get a picture of how it renders colours.

 

The images have been fixed for exposure and are sharpened for printing, but are unaltered with regard to contrast and saturation. Also I haven’t fixed the dot in any of the photos.

 

 

I will clean the sensor and the camera in general before shipment, but don’t expect the black dot to go away because it won’t.

 

 

The mirror is clean and I have upgraded the focusing screen to a split prism focusing screen (it supposedly throws off spot metering, but I’ve never had any problems).

 

 

I don’t have the box, but I will pack well. The listing includes:

 

 

the Pentax K-7 camera, the Pentax DA 18-55mm WR lensthe camera’s original D-LI90 battery which is in good shapetwo additional third-party D-LI90 battery clones which work well and are also in good shapethe front and rear caps of the lens, but there’s no hooda third-party front cap for the camera’s K mount that fits wellthe camera’s charger and cable, and the original USB cable that came with the camerathe camera’s original neck strapa 3rd-party battery grip that works well and takes a D-LI90 battery and can store one memory card.

 

Disclaimer on weather resistance: The camera is like 8 years old, if not more. I’ve shot in the rain some times in the first years, but if you are sensible you wouldn’t try testing the weather 

 

resistance without an authorised service for that. It may work, it may not. I cannot guarantee that it is still weather resistant and I will not be held responsible for any damage

 

due to weather conditions or moisture that may occur afterward.

 

 

If you have more questions, ask away.

 

Paypal only, immediate payment only, no returns.

 

I will ship for free in the UK but I have to charge for EU buyers.

 

 

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Category: Cameras and Photography:Digital Cameras
Location: Southampton