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06-26-2010, 11:44 PM   #31
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37 000 actuation's on my 100D. A very good cam with a nice sony CCD sensor.

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I've put in 30,000 or so actuations on mine since I bought it in summer 2007. $425 with the kit lens made it quite the buy. I really do like the results I get with it, enough so that I keep delaying buying a replacement. It has a nice size/weight too, I find. But boy is it slow, especially when doing a bracketed set in Raw (since the buffer is only 3 images, you have to wait an eternity). A couple of times I have noticed from the EXIF when reviewing pictures on my 20" screen that I accidently left the ISO in 800; otherwise I couldn't tell.
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I have around 12,500 actuations on my K100D. Bought mine the same time as macTak and w/rebates (which I actually got) the body, kit lens, and DA50-200 (vastly underrated lens - my copy is outstanding) ended up costing around $475. It was my first DSLR and I still shoot it. Love it to death and its high ISO is first-rate, and yeah, it is deathly slow, but so what?

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I too love my K100DS. I actually just got back from a trip to DC and have about 1000 images to sift through. Well over 15K actuations and still going strong. Great little camera.

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K-100d still my favorite

After several years with my K100d I decided I needed more pixels (for more cropping when needed), the ability to shoot at higher ISO's, and faster longer "bursts". Along came the K-x. I tried a time or two to sell the K100, but each time I lost the sale to a used Nikon. The turth is, I have yet to take a picture with the K-x to match those from the K100. I don't know why, but the K-x seems to lost the "wow" factor. I still use the K-x most of the time for the reasons I bought it in the first place, but I am really glad the K-100 did not sell.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KJon Quote
I have around 12,500 actuations on my K100D. Bought mine the same time as macTak and w/rebates (which I actually got) the body, kit lens, and DA50-200 (vastly underrated lens - my copy is outstanding) ended up costing around $475. It was my first DSLR and I still shoot it. Love it to death and its high ISO is first-rate, and yeah, it is deathly slow, but so what?

Best to all,
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As you may know from my posts, I agree with you about the DA50-200 as well. On my last vacation, that lens lived on the K100d, and they are a nice match. That setup was an excellent long supplement to the K-x plus DA Ltd primes.
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Gene, I mostly only post my film shots here on Pentax forums, but at school, I shoot a lot of theatre productions on digital from the vantage point of the audience and, until this year, I did most of them with the DA50-200 and the K100D at ISO 1600 and I've been really pleased with the results. This year I shot a lot of the productions with a Hoya 135 f2.8 manual focus lens on the K10D at ISO 800, so the DA50-200 hasn't seen as much use. Popped the DA50-200 on the camera for another school event (outdoor, good light) and was reminded of why it's such a great lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KJon Quote
Gene, I mostly only post my film shots here on Pentax forums, but at school, I shoot a lot of theatre productions on digital from the vantage point of the audience and, until this year, I did most of them with the DA50-200 and the K100D at ISO 1600 and I've been really pleased with the results. This year I shot a lot of the productions with a Hoya 70-200 f2.8 manual focus lens on the K10D at ISO 800, so the DA50-200 hasn't seen as much use. Popped the DA50-200 on the camera for another school event (outdoor, good light) and was reminded of why it's such a great lens.

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I had the same experience on vacation. I put the K100d and DA50-200 in the kit because they were easy to keep in batts, compact and inexpensive (theft was alleged to be a big problem in Barcelona). I hadn't used the DA50-200 much since the DA 55-300 came home. However, the shots of the Alhambra I posted on the first page of this thread show this combo does great in good light, and shots like this one from Madrid show why so many people like this camera for night work. (The unreduced version is smoother):

K100d DA50-200 50mm 1/100 5.6 ISO 1600.



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I'm now on my 3rd k100D. The first one I munted the sensor cleaning it but still got $300 for it. Showed the buyer the marks in shots and he didn't mind. Second one came with a DA14....
now has 30,000 clicks and no issues. Just bought no. 3 which included an FA50
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I'm now on my second K100D Super. The first one clocked up over 29,000 actuations and is still going strong. I picked up a second copy recently with only about 1,200 actuations. Just didn't want to think about the first one dying and not being able to get hold of a replacement. I have thought of upgrading, but see no reason to do so at this point - the K100D S does everything I need at this stage in my photographic journey.
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Extremely happy with this camera. Bought the camera body refurbished in the US for so little! Back in the Netherlands got the kit lens (new), and followed that up buying second hand two manual primes and an FA 70-200 and the 360FGZ flash, all for very good prices. What more could I need? I held a K5 some time ago, but didn't feel any need to upgrade.
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Great posts, all. I have the k100dS and agree it is a great, inexpensive shooter (albeit not overly speedy). What lenses do you prefer with your k100d? I see the plugs for the 50-200, but which others? I have the 17-70 and 55-300, and like both quite a bit, but I just wondered what other lenses you were having great success with. Thanks. Glenn
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QuoteOriginally posted by GlennG Quote
Great posts, all. I have the k100dS and agree it is a great, inexpensive shooter (albeit not overly speedy). What lenses do you prefer with your k100d? I see the plugs for the 50-200, but which others? I have the 17-70 and 55-300, and like both quite a bit, but I just wondered what other lenses you were having great success with. Thanks. Glenn
My K100D is mainly dedicated for MF lenses. However, when combined with compact/pancake lenses like DA21 or DA40 it makes a very powerful combination almost pocket-able
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