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05-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #16
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I just recently decided between a used k20d and a new kr(tough call). I havent got to play with the kr yet, but the k20d can be had for under 400 dollars online. Might be a bit too pro for a fellow noob, but you'll learn faster.

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My 2 cents to OP,
For low-light performance on a budget, look for a used K-x (body only) and Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
Invest in some good NiMH rechargeable AA's; Eneloops / Ansmann (not common Wal-Mart Energizers or Duracells) and you'll have a dependable power supply.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mlatour Quote
My 2 cents to OP,
For low-light performance on a budget, look for a used K-x (body only) and Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
Invest in some good NiMH rechargeable AA's; Eneloops / Ansmann (not common Wal-Mart Energizers or Duracells) and you'll have a dependable power supply.

Michel
I took the same route as suggested by this post:

and +1 on the K-x, but semi +1 on the Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 if you can find a good copy
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like k-x is the way to go for me. Although the K-r deal at Costco looks sweet, but it is not in my budget

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QuoteOriginally posted by rcicerch Quote
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....... My wife is frustrated with slow autofocus and the ho-hum picture quality.

.......... But.. the allure of new technology like faster autofocus and faster burst rate of the K-x makes me rethink. I'm also not ruling out the K200 or K2000, but for best low-light, it sounds like K100 is a better option? I don't think I need the weather sealing of the 200. For me, the low light performance is more important.

So, any suggestions? ......


Rob
I have the K200D and I find it great for many, many good reasons.

NONETHELESS, since low light performance, both noise- and autofocus wise, is what really matters for you and your wife there is no doubt in my mind: Go for the K-x and you won't go wrong!
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