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10-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #541
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John, that "Flying Merkel" looks just delicious!
Biff, nice expression on that face

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Thank you. When I saw it I was amazed that something could be so cool. In 1912 they used to go 100 mph to 120 mph (nearly 200 kph)

Here is a video of one.

and this is what they did
12-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #543
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K200D using DA* 16-50mm and in-camera editing

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Cold weather K200D

I was asked to do a shoot for our band's CD - the picture they wanted to use originally didn't work out. I had just a few days so had to take what mother nature offered, which was temperatures down to 7 degrees F (-14 C) during late night / early morning times I had to shoot. I was expecting problems with batteries at the very least.

I had a set of Eneloops in the camera and kept a spare set of lithums in my pocket, but the K200D finished 4 hours in the cold with 3 bars still showing on the battery meter. Near the end, I think the exposure meter started drifting a bit - there was a layer of frost on the outside of the camera and I had changed lenses several times so not too surprising, I guess.

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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?
K200D and SMC Takumar 55/1.8.
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The Great Wheel in Seattle
K200D and DA* 16-50mm


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Wow, great night shots.
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Thank you JoeBob

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Time to bump this thread again!


Some of my Vintage Hydroplane shots from Madison 2012. These were processed using HDR from a single RAW file in Corel Paintshop Pro X6.














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QuoteOriginally posted by Jan178 Quote
Few frames from far lappland, still lovinī my K200D!
Jan, that picture on the lake is cutting my eyeballs... what lens did you use for those photos?

I was busy taking photos with my cellphone when the K200D came out so I never really missed it.
I wanted to have a CCD sensor camera in my collection and recently picked one up in like new condition with only 4500 clicks on it...WITH a battery grip for $275.00. Well worth the small price to have this wonderful camera to use with my lens collection.
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Thank you JoeBob

Christmas In Seattle

...great photos John! what lens was used for Christmas in Seattle shot?
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Thanks buddy, I used the DA* 16-50mm F2.8

Here's another one of the Space Shuttle cockpit with the DA 12-24mm F4 at ISO 1600 (handheld at 1/4 second)


Concert use with the DA* 50-135mm f2.8


Used a DA* 16-50mm F2.8 here

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Nice shots John!!!
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Thank you. I always like your hydro photos too.
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Wow. How well does the K200D perform in a weightless environment?
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