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07-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #271
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I really like that third boat picture, Keith!

Seeing the recent Consumer Reports and the way it buried the K-5 in the middle of the pack (mostly, it appears, on account of a merely average score in quality of flash pictures and an apparently only average LCD) reminds me that K200D was actually one of the few Pentax cameras to show up at or near the top of the charts - shortly after the model was discontinued. Leading to a whole slew of people showing up here asking about it. Ah, those were the days!

I don't know if there is anything to the view that the sensor in the K200D was especially noteworthy compared to others at low ISO, but I know I do like these shots from the weekend.

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Thanks Marc. I had to do a bit of highlight reduction on the last two to bring out the details in the roostertails. It really does give the shots more power though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Seeing the recent Consumer Reports
Marc, I wouldn't give too much credibility to the Consumer Reports conclusion about the fabulous K-5. While I enjoy and take Consumer Reports, I basically feel that they often miss the boat regarding the world of consumer electronics and can't keep up with the fast pace of change, products, or consumer preferences. For example, about 5 years ago their HDTV review did not recommend ANY of the LCD HDTV's, but they did not even test some models that were in stores and looked good to me then. And their reviews of receivers, amplifiers, and speakers routinely seems far inadequate, IMHO.

Thanks for sharing the great mountain photos. Whets my appetite for my Co. vacation about to happen in a week from now.

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07-08-2011, 08:02 AM   #274
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Oh, I long ago stopped taking CR seriously for anything but maybe basic appliances. The wakeup call for me was back when I was into mountain bikes, and realized how laughably uninformed they were. Seems to be the same for cameras, and I have no doubt the same is true for most other specialized products. But I thought it worth mentioning.

Have a great time here in CO! Where will you be visiting?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Have a great time here in CO! Where will you be visiting?
We ALWAYS have a great time in Colorado - winter or summer - how can one not have a blast there? Dual purpose of the trip - vacation in Steamboat and Estes Park, and visit colleges in Boulder and Colorado Springs. Daughter No. 1 thinks she MUST have mountains to go along with that degree. Anyway - back to photo stuff - I picked up the DA 40 limited recently and hope to "up" my game a bit and give it a good work out. Not sure how that focal length will work for a Colorado trip - probably will require either much wider or much longer for most shooting. In keeping with the thread, I have tremendously enjoyed the low iso photos from K200/K10 posted here and elsewhere - some of the best of any camera sensor, I think. Thanks. Glenn
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It likes Horse Farms too!!!!













I had been inside the barn and had turned the ISO from 200 to 560 so all of these were shot at ISO 560.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GlennG Quote
I picked up the DA 40 limited recently and hope to "up" my game a bit and give it a good work out. Not sure how that focal length will work for a Colorado trip - probably will require either much wider or much longer for most shooting.
In many ways, it's actually my favorite landscape lens. But then, I really like that very slightly telephoto look. Reality, but enhanced by cutting out just a bit of the extraneous stuff. In particular, mountains are usually far enough away when taking pictures of them that you need telephoto to make them look more imposing, and while longer telephotes will isolate them completely, a 40 still shows just the rght amount of context. Depends on the mountain and your vantage point, of course. But thins work out this way for me surprisingly often.
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I still use my K200D a whole lot. This was taken with the DA 18-250mm zoom, and processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro.

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i still use my k200d a whole lot. This was taken with the da 18-250mm zoom, and processed in nik silver efex pro.

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Nice!!!
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Marc -
Are these pictures of Rocky Mountain National Park?
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No, Mount Evans - famous as the highest paved road in North America.
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Nice!!!
Thanks! She is a long time friend, and her Arabian is the gentlest, friendliest horse I have ever met. When they interact, it is magic. Here is another of them. K200D, DA 18-250

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Just got a used K200 in 8300 shutter count to my bro-in-law today with Sigma 18-125mm for 625 USD, tried out at home, attaching two direct jpeg samples below. .




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Seems like they are holding value pretty good, might think about selling my mint K200D.....
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In case you can't tell, I love this little K200D. Metering is almost always spot on.

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