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04-02-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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New K20D owner

Greetings,

I just purchased a K20D with the Kit from Sam's Club. Best price I could find.
I tried to avoid the tax and shipping, but the price would have been around the same.

I had an SF1n 20 years ago and just tried to resurrect it, but the lenses disintegrated in my hands. (22-70 and 70 210 sigma) I thought I would be able to use them with this body. If anybody knows any thing about lens repair and what the cost would be any advice is appreciated.

Three years ago my wife got me the evolt 300 Olympus for my birthday. Within the month I saw that the E 500 was out, smaller, cheaper, faster, Uh better for less.
I ended up returning it and getting my money back, but I learned a valuable lesson.

I researched this to death and even if the K30D comes out tomorrow I wouldn't be heart broken, because I am in love with this camera, and I haven't even received it yet.

I will rely heavily upon all of your expertise as I venture again into the world of DSLR with the k20D as my foundation.

Best, Regards,

William

04-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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Welcome William.

I think you'll be very pleased with both the camera, AND with the knowledge you will find available on the forum. I know I have!

Happy shooting......

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04-02-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
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Hi SF1n max!
(Whoa, thatīs a bit of a mouthful) ;-) ;-)
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I thought that would help warm me up with the old timers.
Max is good for short. or Bill.

It's good to be welcomed.

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04-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Eh? What happened? I didnīt mean to post that yet!

Well...anyway...
I also just bought a K20d (about a month ago).
I have been meaning to get a DSLR for many years now, but have (strangely) put it off until last autumn. -I bought a Canon 450d (Rebel XSi or something such in USA) in the tax free store when I was returning to Iceland from visiting friends in Norway.
I had read a lot (!) of reviews and I knew that the 450d had gotten good reviews, but still I didnīt actually mean to buy it when I did. But I was in the tax free store at Keflavik airport and, -well, -just went for it :-)

Then a week or so later, I went to a camera store here in Reykjavik to buy a (ca.) 70-300mm zoom, but learned to my dismay that the price difference of the (basically same) lens with or without shake reduction was about 40%!!!!!

I was also somewhat unhappy with the controls, and the camera felt a bit cheap and plasticky to me.
I called the tax free store and asked if I could return it, but I was told that since it was bought outside the tax zone, it was not allowed(!!!) to return it! (Even though this store has several outlets in Reykjavik)!
I was....shall we say.....slightly unhappy with that ;-)
-But after calling at least two supervisors, I did have that confirmed.

So my options were to "settle" for a camera that I had in effect been saving for for some years, but was unhappy with, or to sell it.

So about a month ago I sold the darn thing ;-) (sorry about that quip, all Canon enthusiasts) ;-)
(It was still virtually unused because I had been trying to return it).
I went out the very next day and invested (!) in a Pentax K20d (and I couldnīt be happier) :-D


Best regards,
Karl Trausti from Iceland
04-03-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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Hey Max, welcome to these forums!
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QuoteOriginally posted by karlbark Quote
Eh? What happened? I didnīt mean to post that yet!

Well...anyway...
I also just bought a K20d (about a month ago).
I have been meaning to get a DSLR for many years now, but have (strangely) put it off until last autumn. -I bought a Canon 450d (Rebel XSi or something such in USA) in the tax free store when I was returning to Iceland from visiting friends in Norway.
I had read a lot (!) of reviews and I knew that the 450d had gotten good reviews, but still I didnīt actually mean to buy it when I did. But I was in the tax free store at Keflavik airport and, -well, -just went for it :-)

Then a week or so later, I went to a camera store here in Reykjavik to buy a (ca.) 70-300mm zoom, but learned to my dismay that the price difference of the (basically same) lens with or without shake reduction was about 40%!!!!!

I was also somewhat unhappy with the controls, and the camera felt a bit cheap and plasticky to me.
I called the tax free store and asked if I could return it, but I was told that since it was bought outside the tax zone, it was not allowed(!!!) to return it! (Even though this store has several outlets in Reykjavik)!
I was....shall we say.....slightly unhappy with that ;-)
-But after calling at least two supervisors, I did have that confirmed.

So my options were to "settle" for a camera that I had in effect been saving for for some years, but was unhappy with, or to sell it.

So about a month ago I sold the darn thing ;-) (sorry about that quip, all Canon enthusiasts) ;-)
(It was still virtually unused because I had been trying to return it).
I went out the very next day and invested (!) in a Pentax K20d (and I couldnīt be happier) :-D


Best regards,
Karl Trausti from Iceland
And a warm welcome to you too, Karl!
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