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05-09-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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I love this camera

It's finally spring here in the frozen tundra and I have been freezing my rear off doing some night shots. I took the plunge and went all digital about a year ago and I'm not looking back although I was a black and white guy for years. So I got a deal on a k200d with the two lens kit and fell in love with it.
A few things I've learned:
1. Pentax colors in digital are almost as awesome as film.
2. The pentax 55-200mm ED lens is fantastic within its limitations. Very sharp even at 200mm. Just took some night shots with the 18-55 and it does ok compared to most primes if you don't torture it. I usually prefer primes, but these things keep getting better.
3. The Samyang 85mm 1.4 is about as good as it gets. Playing around the other day I pur on an old tamron 2x teleconverter and it was still razor sharp at anything other than wide open. So sharp I bought a soft filter for the first time in my life so the wife won't hit me after I take her picture.
4. It's really fairly easy to convert Nikon manual focus lenses to Pentax-but then I am a machinist. I just used the mount from a set of cheap macro tubes and machined it to infinity focus etc. E-mail me and I'll send directions or maybe make one if I have the time. This is probably worth it if you have some pet lenses from Nikon. Mine is very nice 300mm.

05-09-2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard!

In The Impossible Lens Club there's discussion about lens conversions. I've converted two Canon FD lenses, one to M42 and the other one to K-mount. If you feel like it you could post some pics of your K-mount Nikon lens.

And I love my K200D too.
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