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Need a 'User' or 'Operating Manual'.

In the "Manuals and Guides" section, the manual shown that is named: "Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera User Guide" is actually NOT for a Pentax istDS digital camera, it is in fact for the Pentax ist FILM camera! Can anyone supply a photo copy or the complete manual (which might be difficult!) or allow me to borrow the manual and copy it, or supply a copy in an Acrobat PDF file?

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    Quentin Feduchin Aug 20, 2007

    This was perfect, I was able to access and download the user manual very quickly without problems. Thank you.

  • taungthwin Jun 25, 2008

    Where can I find Pentax ist-d digital camera manual please

    Tim

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I would Like to download a copy for help in operating the camera.

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Go to the following page and select category "cameras", sub category "Digital SLR" & you will find all the *istDS manuals for download: http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/manuals_literature Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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