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03-25-2013, 05:05 PM - 1 Like   #481
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcrtex Quote
I just purchased a KR for the liveview feature to replace my K200d. May have been a mistake as the KR gave me underexposed photos. I noticed this & switched back to my K200d. This was at a crime scene involving officer shooting. I will do alot of practiceing and adjusting to the KR before trusting it as I've trusted the K-22d & ISTD. Probably won't give up the 200 til it absolutly quits.
I shoot almost everything (unless dealing with lighting conditions) at +.7 ev since day one with my K200D....the colors just look better that way. (not with flash though) With my new K5, the metering seems more accurate.Suggest you play more with the KR and find out what works..
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I was a bit out of practice but I have some more shows coming up an I'll get it back again.

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Hi there, I'm heading on vacation today and apparently there may be thunderstorms where I'm going, Roatan, Honduras.

I'm wondering if my 5 year old K200d will still be weatherproof? Is it possible for the seals to deteriorate?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuggie76 Quote
Hi there, I'm heading on vacation today and apparently there may be thunderstorms where I'm going, Roatan, Honduras.

I'm wondering if my 5 year old K200d will still be weatherproof? Is it possible for the seals to deteriorate?

Thanks.

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In five years? I doubt it very much. The camera should be fine but I'm always sensible anyway - if anything more than light rain is expected then I make sure to use my WR kit lens and I keep the camera as dry as possible, in heavy rain I put a rain cover over the bag it's in.
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I would be cautious too but mine is always in the elements. I use WR lenses and just go for it.
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Thanks John, I'm only worried if I get caught.

I'm there now and the weaather is great so faar.

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just use common sense and have fun...your mission, should you choose to except it, is to bring back great photos. Looking forward to seeing them.

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My K200D visited the coast of Maine this week. Enjoy!!!







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I just saw this thread. I love my K200D! You can still buy them new: PentaxWebstore.com:K200D Body Kit Only K200D Body Kit Only
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tesla Quote
I just saw this thread. I love my K200D! You can still buy them new: PentaxWebstore.com:K200D Body Kit Only K200D Body Kit Only
WOW! Makes me wish I had some extra cash.
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Numerous exemplary images on this and previous pages of the K200D's capabilities. Great work, folks.

Can't say enough of the K200D. Got 4 of them. Like has been mentioned elsewhere here on PF, they are the K1000s of the digital era.

Handle well and if one knows their strengths, limitations and then how to hopefully get around that, with a good lens this body is as good as any. In many ways, what one shoots determines one's needs but really the K200D has a wide range of possibilities. The one regret, is that regardless what filter, the K200D does not perform that well as compared to its *ist D line and K100D counterparts but that is a different issue altogether. Just my thoughts.

Of course, the newer sensors offer more jazz but at what cost... Hey, I would be the first to jump if I had the bucks every couple of years on the newest Pentax, now Ricoh/Pentax incarnation. But if all it takes is basics, then the K200D is your body for a long while.( I rather invest in a proven body that is growing cheaper everyday) Hey for that matter, the *ist D is just as good if you know how to work it, and I am starting to acquire a few with low mileage in my stable.

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Handle well and if one knows their strengths, limitations and then how to hopefully get around that, with a good lens this body is as good as any. In many ways, what one shoots determines one's needs but really the K200D has a wide range of possibilities. The one regret, is that regardless what filter, the K200D does not perform that well as compared to its *ist D line and K100D counterparts but that is a different issue altogether. Just my thoughts. Of course, the newer sensors offer more jazz but at what cost... Hey, I would be the first to jump if I had the bucks every couple of years on the newest Pentax, now Ricoh/Pentax incarnation. But if all it takes is basics, then the K200D is your body for a long while.( I rather invest in a proven body that is growing cheaper everyday) Hey for that matter, the *ist D is just as good if you know how to work it, and I am starting to acquire a few with low mileage in my stable.
Several great points you have offered, Jools. Though I do not own a K200D (I have only K100dS and, recently, a used K5c), I have looked at many online photos and have continued to admire the cleanness of the images rendered at lower iso from 10MP CCD sensors. I sometimes wonder whether, a few years from now, we will look back and think of the 10MP CCD images at lower iso as a high point of digital photography. They just seem to be very clean and have a lot of pop to them. Hard for me to explain. I wonder if I'm biased, somehow?

As for cost of the new gear - I'm probably similar to you, I just don't have the cash to update all the time. So I'm thinking the prudent choice is to buy only as much camera as I need. I bought the K5c used for a reasonable price because I could see the limits of the old K100dS at low light high iso, and I wanted to get that. The K5 does offer that and is a very nice machine. However, the k100dS is still viable and does not offer a limitation to me for about 80% of the time. It is old and so is the sensor - so how come I still enjoy the photos so much?

As for cost of K200d, it has come down to the point that I've thought of getting one, especially to have a piece of equipment that may never be built again - a 10 MP CCD sensor. The k200d would allow me to have and collect and use and archive that piece of technology. New gear is being built and bought all the time - what is to become of all the really great older gear that was used for only a small fraction of its service life?
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