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09-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #526
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Photos taken with my K200D and Sigma 70-200 2.8.

I have to admit that I had to "help" the autofocus a bit on a few occasions but still, I'm satisfied with these nice images IMBO (in my biased opinion).






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QuoteOriginally posted by mamethot Quote
Photos taken with my K200D and Sigma 70-200 2.8.

I have to admit that I had to "help" the autofocus a bit on a few occasions but still, I'm satisfied with these nice images IMBO (in my biased opinion).


Really nice results with the K200D and the Sigma 70-200. I work with a lot of Canon users and when I bring out a lens like my 43mm or even my Cosmicar 35-70 they smile and overlook it quickly as they have the huge Canon L glass they invested in. But when I show them the results, they are all impressed with the lenses and camera combination. I get comments like "Wow..that's sharp" or " Those are great colors..now what kind of camera is that?" People have been beaten over the head that there are two camera companies that produce nice results, until they believe it. They made fun of my Fuji X10 compact and when one of them saw a portrait I took of him on a lark, he messaged me and asked if I could send him a full res image so he could use it as his Facebook Profile image.
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My K200D and DA-L 55-300mm still likes Boat Racing!

Note the green water is caused by algae in the lake it's not a white balance issue.

Slight crop


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KK, good action shots, but this is also the reason why I stepped up to the K-5ii, which would have absolutely nailed those shots with it's improved ISO performance allowing a faster shutter speed. But I still have my K200D, won't sell it for various reasons.

Out of curiousity, are the racing shots on your website also shot with the K200D and DA-L 55-300?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tele_pathic Quote
KK, good action shots, but this is also the reason why I stepped up to the K-5ii, which would have absolutely nailed those shots with it's improved ISO performance allowing a faster shutter speed. But I still have my K200D, won't sell it for various reasons.

Out of curiousity, are the racing shots on your website also shot with the K200D and DA-L 55-300?
Thanks, Prior to 2008 I used my ME Super with a manual 70- 300mm lens. Anything since 2008 was shot with my K200D. 2008 through 2011 were shot with my old manual Saitex MC 1:5.6 70-300mm left over from my ME Super days. I got my DA-L 55-300mm for Christmas of 2011. Due to my wifes health issues I won't be stepping up anytime soon. That's OK though. I figure if I could shoot it with an ME Super and film I can shoot it with my K200D!
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I love, LOVE my K200D, KK. You're making me want to pull it out. On a sunny day, with a high shutter speed and low ISO, I would pit my K200D against my K-5ii or anyone else's any day of the week. Like you, Marc what's his last name, really show was a K200D is capable of doing.

I will say that I think the first, slightly cropped pics here are much "better" (but who can really define "better"? Better to my mine is not or may not be better to your eye) then the very cropped shots. But I would say none of these shots are representative of your website: You've got some really fantastic photos there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tele_pathic Quote
I love, LOVE my K200D, KK. You're making me want to pull it out. On a sunny day, with a high shutter speed and low ISO, I would pit my K200D against my K-5ii or anyone else's any day of the week. Like you, Marc what's his last name, really show was a K200D is capable of doing.

I will say that I think the first, slightly cropped pics here are much "better" (but who can really define "better"? Better to my mine is not or may not be better to your eye) then the very cropped shots. But I would say none of these shots are representative of your website: You've got some really fantastic photos there.
Thanks again. One reason the bigger boats look better is the size difference between the boats and the distance off shore to the course. The pictures in my last post were all cropped out of the middle of bigger pictures. The largest boats that weekend were 16 footers where as the bigger boats are 28 footers and the course on the Ohio River runs closer to shore than the course at Celina.

Here is the original of the first shot. This was shot at 150mm.


Here is another original shot at 300mm.


I rarely have to crop the big boats like that. The lighting at Celina isn't the greatest because your facing southeast which keeps your side of the boats in the shadows most of the day too. Still a BLAST to photograph though.

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I always wondered if I had a faulty k200. Bought new in 2008, I really struggled with it, colors were always totally washed out.

After throwing it in a box a few times and giving up on photography, my wife bought me some lessons, and sure enough, day one, the instructor came to the same conclusion. In order to get good color, we had to wind the exposure up to at least 1.3 or more, often to max.

It's now back in it's box and I'm enjoying photography again with a k5.

Unless anyone can suggest a solution?

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It's a faulty unit. put it on the marketplace or ebay for parts.
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I usually have my K200D at +0.3 or +0.7, which I think is the accepted value by which this model usually under-exposes. Anythiung more is a fault.

Having said that, the exposure can be so wildly unpredictable that EV comp becomes somewhat pointless...
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Few frames from far lappland, still lovinī my K200D!







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Jan178 excellent work!

Few of my latest ones




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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Jan178 excellent work!

Few of my latest ones



John,

Which lense did you use for the "Flying Merkel" shot, it's so sharp and clean looking.

Thanks,
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I'm glad I don't miss my K200D, since I still have it.
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