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11-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Greetings and Salutations

I haven't ordered a K30 yet, but I'm teetering on the edge.

I just boxed up a 6 year old Nikon D200 and the last of my lenses for KEH, and am amazingly still going to get a decent deal on them. I was originally going to pick up an Olympus OMD mostly for the size, but there are several fiddly things about it that kept me away. One was the lack of a floating auto-ISO in manual mode, the equivalent of TAV mode on Pentax cameras. I really liked having that on my Nikon, and would miss it a lot on any new camera. I was also a little put off by their mostly plasticky lenses, which seem overpriced as a general rule. Even so, the size was attractive, but many folks are now showing OMD cameras with parts literally falling off, which to me was the last straw.

I will enjoy the improved performance, good viewfinder, excellent ergonomics, pancake lens collection, internal image stabilization, TAV mode , the ability to use old (and small) manual focus lenses, and hopefully an intact weather seal. Once I get up the guts to drop another $1000 on a camera, that is. I've got a trip to Seattle coming up in a month, and will relocate to Kansas City soon afterward, so I'd like to get back into photography with a lighter, more capable camera that's fun to use.

Thanks for sharing your experiences, and thanks for having me aboard!

11-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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