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07-11-2013, 05:16 AM   #511
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I love the last one, one can "feel" the speed!

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Shot another concert with my K200D and my KX. The K200D got most of the action because it performed better for some reason. Love the KX for high ISO!

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The penta-mirror viewfinder in this cam is ewwies. I'd rather a K10D.
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Actually it's not bad at all. Great camera. These shot s you see of Toby Keith were shot at ISO 1600 and pushed to ISO 3200 and I had no trouble with the viewfinder.

http://backbeatseattle.com/2013/08/04/watershed-the-gorge-amphitheater-2013/

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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Actually it's not bad at all. Great camera. These shot s you see of Toby Keith were shot at ISO 1600 and pushed to ISO 3200 and I had no trouble with the viewfinder.

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These are great shots from the k200 but I am curious about your statement about pushing the iso to 3200? ? And what lens were you using. Bit of a newbie and am wanting to learn. I have a k200 & k5 but still enjoy the k200 but low light sometimes let it down.
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I miss it if i donīt have it with me... Hereīs few from the "Old Market Square Carnival of Rovaniemi". Quite tight space, too crowdy, i was kinda hurry and iīm NOT very comfortable (shooting) within crowds.
Dragged my a** in there whatsoever...





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QuoteOriginally posted by vinzer Quote
I just thought I'd check and see if anyone else misses the K200D. I believe it's one of the poorly-received Pentax DSLRs, owing to a small buffer and pricing (if I recall correctly, we were all spoiled with the K10D back then).

Personally though, weather-sealing and AA batteries (with apologies to the Li-ion supporters ) for an entry-level model is pretty amazing. Pentax already has WR kit lenses, so I'm hoping they'd come around to release another entry-level DSLR with sealing. With the better rep Pentax is getting these days from mainstream media, maybe a new K200D would turn some heads and be a viable travel DSLR.

What do you think?
The K200D was a great entry level Pentax camera. it did the job and it did it well.
That being said, despite the slight change in sensor characteristics following my move to the K20D, I never really felt the need to look back. After which, the K-5 proved to be the same and so on and so forth until today. Where I continue to taunt myself with the idea of moving to into the MF territory. Not that I need it or anything, but more along the lines of a next logical step for someone in need of change.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjpieri Quote
These are great shots from the k200 but I am curious about your statement about pushing the iso to 3200? ? And what lens were you using. Bit of a newbie and am wanting to learn. I have a k200 & k5 but still enjoy the k200 but low light sometimes let it down.
Thank you - I used my DA* 16-50mm F2.8 and my DA* 50-135mm F2.8. Love those lenses.

To push the ISO, I shot at ISO 1600 which under exposed the shot by a stop and then brightened it to the correct exposure. That is call push processing. This CCD sensor can't take as much at the newer CMOS sensors but I think the color and the grain is better. For very high ISO then a K5 or K30 would be much better cameras.

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Just to Brag a bit. My shot "Days End" will be featured on the cover and the month of July on ErieBank's 2014 calendar! ErieBank is a Hometown Bank in Erie, PA. This shot was taken off the beach at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. No compensation because it was a contest and the give their calendars away but it's still some good Bragging material!

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KK,

That's a great shot. Definitely deserves to be on the cover. Congrats!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kkoether Quote
Just to Brag a bit. My shot "Days End" will be featured on the cover and the month of July on ErieBank's 2014 calendar! ErieBank is a Hometown Bank in Erie, PA. This shot was taken off the beach at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. No compensation because it was a contest and the give their calendars away but it's still some good Bragging material!
That's a great photo, you got the timing spot on!

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That is awesome!!!
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Thanks everyone!!!
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Great one, kkoether!
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I bought my K200D new back in 2008, replacing my *istDS which was a little underwhelming to me at the time. I remember bringing home the brochure on it and on on both it and the K20D and trying to decide on which to buy. The features I was excited about the most was the weather sealing, the dynamic range enhancement, and the optional battery grip. I can now say I rarely shoot in bad weather, and have never gotten any AW lenses. I find the D-Range enhancer rather skimpy, it only helps a little on highlights and doesn't affect shadows, I usually value being able to shoot at ISO 100 more than being able to use the D-Range. But I do use the battery grip, 100% of the time. It gives me a vertical button, and somewhere to put my pinky finger. I recently bought a nice silver FA43 1.9 LTD lens. This lens pulls in detail I still can't believe from this 10MP sensor. I'll put together a few from this combo and post soon. Love the FA Limiteds! Love the way the silver K200D looks, but mine is just black...
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