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07-13-2015, 12:53 AM   #1
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Hi from France (and a question!)

Hi everyone,
Long time lurker here, finally introducing myself! I'm English (are there many of us females on here?) now living in SW France the past 10 years and I pretty much shoot film 100%. I have a K1000 and a Spotmatic I use regularly but I also use many different cameras from MF to pinholes. My only digital camera is a Pentax K100D which is now at death's door . My question is, I use it only for commissioned work, mostly interiors/lifestyle which I kind of drifted into by word of mouth and it seems to be building up. While the K100 isn't the greatest camera in the world, it's not bad and with a decent lens on people have been happy with the results. But now it's failing me intermittantly (it locks up when I switch it on and I can't do anything with it) so I'm thinking about an upgrade of the camera body (secondhand) and I can't spend more than 200 (about $220/150) Would a K10 be the way to go?
Any ideas guys? Thanks very much!

07-13-2015, 01:12 AM   #2
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The k10d is certainly better than the k100, but it's essentially from the same generation. I'd look around for k30's, k-x's, k-r's, and k-500's to see if you can find one in your price range.

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07-13-2015, 05:42 AM   #3
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Thanks Adam, I'll check those suggestions out!
07-13-2015, 06:38 AM   #4
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Welcome out of lurk-hood There are some females on here, but I suspect you make up rather small minority. At least among the ones that speak up. Maybe you can help changing that?

I think Adam's advice is good regarding replacing the K100. It should be possible to find one of those for less than your limit.

07-13-2015, 10:57 AM   #5
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Maybe you'd like something like the k-01 for something fresh. The image quality is amazing and it works great with manual lenses.
07-13-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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"Salut" from an ex-pat 'Ricain in Poitiers,

Welcome to PF and the Panajou B&M shop in Bordeaux has the following :

- Two K10D's ... 125€ & 199€
- a K200D ... 230€
- a K-5 ... 325€
- a K-5 with DA 18-55 WR ... 399€

See here : Page accueil panajou

They are a good store and there's nothing at my trusty Poitiers B&M store to recommend ...

If you have a question, shoot me a PM.

A+ ... John - my real name.

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07-13-2015, 12:27 PM   #7
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Thanks all, I'll spend some time looking up all these suggestions! Of course, ideally I'd shoot commercial work on film …
07-13-2015, 12:58 PM   #8
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A word for the K-7

You can pick up a K-7, first in the new generation bodies, for around $200--vast improvement over K-10, K-20.

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Welcome aboard and good luck finding your chosen camera.

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