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03-28-2016, 02:29 AM   #691
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QuoteOriginally posted by lensego Quote
Just one with this K200D
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thanks John. I might do a bit of editing....

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QuoteOriginally posted by MiLKMAN Quote
Took my old bad boy out for a spin today.



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K200D come through for professional work

DA* 50-135mm

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I went from K200D to K-5 and I don’t miss the K200D. It was a bargain for its time with WR, SR, top LCD and relatively low price, but to be fair, the CCD sensor wasn’t quite competitive above base ISO, especially after the Sony 16 Mp sensor came even ISO 800 had severe banding issues, and the kit lens was not WR and the viewfinder was a mirror type witch collected dust, and the AA batteries was not my thing. I will recommend people looking for a cheap used WR camera these days to look for bargains on K-30, K-50 or K-5 in stead. The K200D should only be interesting if you are on an extreme budget and find it for less then 80$ including a kit lens.


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The sensor in the K200D at the time had the highest DR at base ISO of any APS-C DSLR except the Nikon D90. It had better DR than most FF Canon models. It was only at higher ISOs where it was less competitive.
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Thanks, I stand corrected. It was just terrible at "high" ISOs like 800 and 1600.
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Okay, here we go again. The K200D is fine with high ISO. While not as good as my K3, these are ISO 1600 from the K200D.


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Great photos John, and you've shown that, in the right hands, a lot of the K200d's "shortcomings" can be overcome The CCD sensor has a character all its own, and it's durability and build quality is top notch, imo. I would never hesitate to recommend one even today, especially for outdoors shooters.

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I may have postd these before, but I don't agree about "terrible" high ISO performance. As John has shown above already.
Shot @ ISO1250 with the M 2/85 lens.

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paulh - Thank you for the nice comments

Volley - well done!

I think the CCD does rich colors really well.


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Is the K200D sensor not the same as the K10D? Maybe it's the PP but I don't think I've seen ISO 1600 shots from the K10D that were as good as these.
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Is the K200D sensor not the same as the K10D? Maybe it's the PP but I don't think I've seen ISO 1600 shots from the K10D that were as good as these.
It's the same sensor, though I believe the K10D (at least some of them) had problems with banding at high ISO, which was maybe due to the processing of the image rather than the sensor itself.
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Good point. I used jpeg for the most when I had K200D and didn’t have the skill or software to make the most of the DNG files. I guess the old DNG files processed with skill and good modern software will make wonders compared to the old jpeg files I have.
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Simen1 - where the K200D falls down is low light auto focus. I have missed some shots for that.
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