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06-09-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hello from Manitoba...

I decided to upgrade from a Fujifilm point and shoot to a DSLR. I visited a local camera store and was considering either the Canon XS or the Nikon D60. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago I decided that today was the day and I phoned another camera store to ask a few questions. When I mentioned that I owned an old Pentax SP1000 the guy I was talking to said I should consider the new Pentax cameras as I would be able to use my old lenses. I got a K200D with the battery grip and 18-55 mm DA lens for the same price as either the Canon or the Nikon with the equivalent lens. And I got a weather sealed camera with image stabilization built into the body to boot. Now I just have to learn how to use it.


06-09-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Gord, I think you're going to be happy you made that last phone call.
06-10-2009, 01:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum good decision on your camera purchase.
06-10-2009, 06:16 AM   #4
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Welcome Gord. Pentax has a lot in a small/cheaper package. Enjoy the K200

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Welcome Gord! Your story sounds like mine, with a friendly sales man who pointed out the ability to use old Pentax lenses on a new Pentax body, where I wanted to buy a Nikon. It's great, you won't regret your choice!!

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