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12-15-2014, 03:12 PM   #601
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I used it for a weeding this year and it worked really nicely. Slow Af be we all know that anyway.


Robin and Justin Wedding
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr


Robin and Justin Wedding
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

12-16-2014, 08:14 PM   #602
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I've got a K200 and I see no need to replace it . It seems versatile and dependable.
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Just today (!) I have processed some old files taken during an evening walk around Christmas 2010. I am not sure why I never looked at these before ...
If you don't need very high iso or don't need to print very large the camera still delivers great results, I think.

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01-20-2015, 02:26 PM   #604
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Nice shots

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I 'inherited' a bunch of cameras when the buggy tour company I worked for was sold. At the time I was slogging away with Pratika 35mm Cameras and a bunch of lenses that took good photos but a bit too 'old school' for me and the hassle of film development was not what I wanted.
One of the cameras was the K200D, it had a switching on problem but apart from that was in good order, very dusty as it had been used in the wilds of Andalucia for action shots of the clients in the buggies. I sorted that out with a bit of tweaking of the brass fingers under the on/off button but I really need a new part.(anyone?)
I find most of the settings can be ignored and the camera run on auto everything and still gets excellent pictures. I still use a Sony Mavica CD400 for difficult shots in low light or pitch black as the laser matrix focus and exposure is awesome but so sloooow,
The K200D is great for snap shots, fast turn on and download means I can snap away with only a fraction between shots rather than having to wait a second or two to write to disc with the Sony,
I love it and with the std Pentax lens 18-55 AF and a Sigma 70-300 AF lens I am covered. I also have a external flash and a grip/battery extension with two sets of Sony Eneloop batteries as well as some generic accessories from the Pratika days like filters etc. Like my 1987 BMW e30 it was built well and made to last, I love it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
Me me meme , I gave my K200D to my wife and got a K-7, and I am looking for a new or like new K200D again, if I can get one I will sell my K-7, to my eyes because of it's CCD sensor and AA filter it's IQ is better than K-7 "on the monitor". The only drawback of K200 was it wasn't giving me headroom for cropping, other than that it's a perfect machine for photography. Honestly IQwise it's even better than K-5 too, for me.

One more thing, Eneloops stop working just below 0 C, I was carrying it under my coat in the cold.

Here is my one of the bests sample of K200D, click on pic to see full size, amazing ain't it.

http://www.baytan.org/Pentax/IMGP2401.JPG
Heck of a photo ! I like the K-200 and the 2000.
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Buddy had a K200. Unfortunately it died right after the warranty period. Think the repair shop said it was the motherboard or something. Too expensive to repair. He bought a K-30 and so far after a couple of years...touch wood...still working fine.

All makes / models have the occasional lemon....these things happen...but while the K200 worked, it worked well.
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Still using mine sometimes. CCD color and sensor's grain are sweet. After discovering HDR, I fell in love with K200D even more. Now it produces realistic photos without any drawbacks of an old sensor technology.

Here are some early HDR samples from a couple of years ago.







Pentax K200D with DA 18-55 II

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Well done. I hate cartoonish HDRs, these ones look perfect.

I haven't used my K200D since I got my K3 in late December, even though the latter has no Katzeye and so is hardar to focus manually.
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Wow! These are awesome! I dream to learn making HDRs as good, but I'm not even close.
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Thank you both!

Jonathan Mac, I use K200D less often too after I got K-01.

elektrolitr, I use Photoshop's own "Merge to HDR Pro". After merging, I add medium contrast and a little bit of clarity. Nothing special
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I have a k200d too but it stopped working. the battries are all time drain. i dont know why.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MiLKMAN Quote
Thank you both!

elektrolitr, I use Photoshop's own "Merge to HDR Pro". After merging, I add medium contrast and a little bit of clarity. Nothing special
All the photographers use (nearly) the same equipment, the same programs and the same PP. But the results are so different! I can't imagine why

QuoteOriginally posted by zmohie Quote
I have a k200d too but it stopped working. the battries are all time drain. i dont know why.
Yesterday I found a topic which describes that most battery-related problems on old AA-powered cameras are due to damaged capacitor in power input and connecting one more in parallel with batteries could help.

I don't have time just now to search, but I'll try to find it later.

P.S. Here it is:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/13335-ist-dl-batteries-3.html

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thank you elektroliter
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I bought one from here, and am very pleased with it.

Here's one I shot from soon after I received it, sensor dust was a bit of a problem, but overall its just great, and I'm glad I have one again. Also, isn't it interesting the only time I have ever been "Explored" on Flickr, was for this shot, taken with the new old K200D. Fascinating.


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