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06-17-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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Curious, who did not get a K20 and why?

I did not and really for 2 reasons. 1. I want more glass. 2. To afford glass could not get new body. Kind of the same answer I know. Another one honestly is I really like the K10. Would I turn down a K20 if the price fell to $750.00 just maybe. My issue (god I hate to say it) is noise. I have no proof nor do I want to start a debate. But I think the next model will be far superior in handling high ISO noise. I figure I can wait. Hell, my K10 will be new if it ever comes back . So again the only question I am looking for is why did you not get the K20?


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I went with the K200D because i'm but mostly because i preferred the AA alternative as i'm using this as a "travel" camera. Some places i'm planning to go to won't have electricity and heck no toilet paper dam i don't think they have toilets
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I am happy with the results I get from my K10D. I don't like the inability to turn off long exposure noise reduction on the K20D, but I really like the results I see from the k20D. Biggest reason I don't have one? $$$$ - my lack thereof.
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I just bought a K10 in December, so it'll be a while before I get another body. Had i not had to make a trip to the emergency room Friday morning ( kidney stone, ugh !! ) I was going to use my tax rebate check to buy an upgrade to my kit lens, but that's gonna have to wait.

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I bought the K10D for 649.00 after it had been out for a year.
I'll buy the K20D when Pentax introduces the next model and the stampede begins.
The K20D is already 999.00 Here in Canada at ProDigital, and that's where I got my K10D. But I'm still months away from getting one.
I like the K10D more now that it's back from Pentax Canada.
Not so crazy about the ISO over 800, but I don't use it all that often.
I'm not really Brand Loyal, but you have to love the feel of K series Cameras.
Da*n, they feel solid.
06-17-2008, 07:16 PM   #6
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I didn't get the K20 for a couple of reasons.
1. They weren't out when I was looking for a new body, and the K10 was gone from the shelves in Canada.

And #2 shall not be mentioned, but it involves another brand.

I'm perfectly happy with my decision, I now have 2 very good systems. And love shooting them both
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I bought my K10D in april 08 so Im not in too much of a rush so Im in too much of a fum mode learning making mistaking and hopefully learning from my mistakes

Maybe KD1 in the future


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I have posted this many many times, but for me, the K20 does not do enough differently from the K10 to change.

Now, if it had both TTL and P-TTL and better metering on manual lenses, as well as what else it has, I might just go for it and retire my *istD, and put the K10D to back up, but until then. I'll pass on it.
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Still piddling around with the K100D. It meets all my needs, although the viewfinder is not parallel (level) with the sensor :-(

Was marginally tempted with the K10D when they were $500, but I saw no advantage other than MP with a possible loss of low-light/high ISO performance.

Now, with significantly larger files/storage requirements, I'm not convinced the K20D has enough features > I would use < to make it worthwhile at this time.

Maybe when it is not the new guy on the block...
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I just don't have the money for it.. Besides, am still saving up for a new glass purchase.. Hope to reach the DA* 50-135/DA* 16-50 F2.8 range
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I bought K10D in last week of April after doing more research than what I'm doin for my Dissertation! ..

I didnt buy K20D coz it wasnt available in India (It still isnt!)..Also, All I wanted in my Digital cam were good noise performance till ISO 400, A minimum 10MP sensor (not for huge prints but for more cropping)..Built in Image stabilization worth atleast 3 stops compatible with a monopod, good availability of used lenses...

I'm a kind of person who still wears his School shirt, 6 years after schooling, just because I like it..Now we r talking a SEMI PRO DSLR..

I'll buy another DSLR only if, God forbid, I loose my K10D..OR i earn enough money through Photography to buy one..Even then, I'll prefer buying a wide to normal 2.8 zoom n a 70-200/2.8 n use my Film SLR Z50p......
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Being a retiree, I couldn't afford the K20D and the deal I made with my wife was that I could spend the approximate amount I had saved on not smoking for a year. So I ended up with the K100D Super. I almost bought the K200D but Wolf didn't have it in the store and it would have been a day or two to get it from the warehouse. Maybe next year I'll go for the K200D but for now, I'm quite happy.

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I have no real reason , other than the obvious (have a K10D and an istD ) I look at the price weekly usually, it is comming down. There are days I think I want it , others days not so much. I try and do as I do with most of my computers - I genreally skip a generation and try and stay a level under bleeding edge , this is the economical , logical approach - however at times I am an impulse buyer (well impulse afer exchuastive reseach , confirming it is a good product, then spend days, weeks. months , sometimes years before just buying it !). Hoping to hold out till fall see what the price is there - or as you can see in the Marketplace here - K10D's going for less than half their value when first released not sure I have that kind of patience haha
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Easy: I broke the bank with LBA in 2005 and 2006 - three FA* lenses (around $5500), plus several other nice ones.

I do like the loaner K20D for low light wildlife shooting that I'm using right now though... but it has to go back too...
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I'd get it if I had the money. I have a k100d super.

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