Photos and Features
All of the images you see here have either been shot by myself or my wife who are experienced DSLR users, except for the Rally shots, these where shot by a friend of mine at the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Portugal, and these are significant as the K100D is the first SLR or DSLR he has used.
As I think you will agree the camera does a good job in either type of users hand, as the Rally action shots are superb. If you look closely at these shots you will notice a couple of finger print smudges, these are there as he did not want to clean the lens so as not to break or scratch it.
The bundled 18-55 lens is a good size lens to get started with. Its usable range and apertures are similar to most compact cameras, and as such people will not have too much trouble framing the shots they take.
As I mentioned I am a Canon user, and as such do not have any KA-Mount lenses to try a larger one out. I usually like to use a 75-300 as a tester because it gives you a feel of how well balanced the camera will be with a larger lens, one that does not warrant a tri/mono-pod of its own.
The 18-55 lens however did show that the image stabilization unit built into the device works well, it allows shooting with slower shutter speeds un-aided by static mounting, this means that you will have to carry around tri/mono pods less often.