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05-28-2016, 10:20 PM - 4 Likes   #721
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Well my K200D has retired from professional use. It's done very well photographing travel, weddings, and concert photos. The results have been published in online magazines and in print. I feel a real sense of loyalty to this little camera. It was there for most my big firsts in photography.

One of my favorite photos is of Judas Priest where I got ot go back stage and meet the band. That photo (below) was shot at ISO 1600 and printed 13"x19" and it looks incredible.

On the frontlines now are my K3 and my KS-2. They are fantastic!


Judas Preist - Epitaph Tour
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Judas Preist - Epitaph Tour
by John Rudolph, on Flickr


Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
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Smashing Pumpkins
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ChickenFoot Seattle
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Big and Rich with Gretchen Wilson
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Sasquatch 2011 - Flaming Lips
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Anthrax
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Old photo taken with my Pentax K200D
by John Rudolph, on Flickr


Seattle Business Magazine
by John Rudolph, on Flickr


Mt Rainier National Park
by John Rudolph, on Flickr


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05-31-2016, 02:05 PM - 3 Likes   #722
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I decided to take my K200D out for a while this evening and I have to say it felt weird using it again instead of the K3. Having the Katzeye was great but I noticed the reduced responsiveness and the worse screen. Still, it was good to use it again, even if just for a few shots.


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06-12-2016, 12:07 AM   #723
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QuoteOriginally posted by chhayanat Quote
Superb images, Nos. 714-717. Some of them are quite astonishing for their colour depth, sharpness and vibrance. Has someone written about the reason why the K200D is able to achieve such images? Of course there is the photographer's skill and the light, but this often underrated camera can still take very good pictures.
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Thanks for the kind words.

QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Richard has great PP skills.

But you have to also give some credit to the K200D's CCD sensor. Check out the K10D Club, where we have discussed this ad nauseum

Count me with the CCD fanatics, I have a K10D which has the same sensor as the K200D (and the K2000/K-m also has that same sensor). The older *ist and K100 families of cameras also have CCD sensors that are 6MP, and those sensors also have that same characteristic. Just with lower resolution.
I wouldn't say that I have great PP skills. I think I'm in the "could do better" category These were all processed using Bibble Pro. My skills at the time of these shots didn't go much beyond adjusting exposure, reducing highlights and boosting shadows, and maybe a bit of noise reduction. I've learned a few more things since then, but I haven't become a PP expert by any means. I didn't notice the bit of sleeve on the RH side of the little girl shot that should have been cropped. You can also see some deficiencies in shot framing e.g. cutting off the top of the the flower in the little girl's hair.

The latest of these shots was the little flower girl in November 2010 and she got the most PP. This shot was at ISO 400, which is about as high as I was prepared to go. George with one of his cockatoos got a fair bit of shadow boosting and some noise reduction.

I think that the sensor is the hero here, ably backed up by good lenses. The sensor is capable of doing some very good things, but you have to work within its limitations. The iris photo was taken with an FA 50 f/1.4. Horst was taken with a DA* 16-50 and the rest with a DA* 50-135. The duck was a fluke. It was my first day with my DA* 50-135. This is the head @ 100%

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still have mine (all my posted shots are from it) , though is showing cranky behavior now with age, not sure what to replace her with, call me nuts but was thinking a K20D heh
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erikka Quote
still have mine (all my posted shots are from it) , though is showing cranky behavior now with age, not sure what to replace her with, call me nuts but was thinking a K20D heh
Get a K-S1 or K-S2. In fact I just got a K-S1 to go along my K10d. I'm not letting go that CCD sensor, but having a newer camera that does autofocus well (comparatively) is a good thing, I think.
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My K200D is now used only for close-up photography, where AF is not very useful and 10 MP is plenty, with lens like the F 85 f2.8 soft and the K 50 f1.2. But the other day I had been out photographing some flowers when, unexpectedly, I stumbled upon a nice sunset. So the K200D got another chance to show it's stuff as a landscape camera. Shot with the K 50 f1.2:

06-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #728
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I always loved the colors from my K200D. Tough to beat.

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K200D with SMC-M 100/4 Macro



I like really this body/lens combination for great CCD colors, great contrast and overall quality from the lens. I gave my K200D a new life - few weeks ago I installed split prism focusing screen from old film camera. Now it is my MF camera. I found MF revival really funny - almost like I had my P30T film camera with Velvia slide film with me!
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All this talk of the sweet little K200D is making me nostalgic. Recently I shot a family vacation in Ireland with my K-5 and lent the "old" K200D to my teenaged daughter. Her photos are prettier.
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Why the nostalgia for the K200d when the K7 with the same sensor and colour rendering gets very little praise?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mohb Quote
Why the nostalgia for the K200d when the K7 with the same sensor and colour rendering gets very little praise?
Actually, the K-7 had a 15 MP CMOS sensor. The K200D (and K10D) had the celebrated Sony 10 MP CCD. Many think that the color rendering on the CCD sensor rocks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vodoc Quote
Actually, the K-7 had a 15 MP CMOS sensor. The K200D (and K10D) had the celebrated Sony 10 MP CCD. Many think that the color rendering on the CCD sensor rocks.
Sorry my mistake.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mohb Quote
Why the nostalgia for the K200d when the K7 with the same sensor and colour rendering gets very little praise?
Also, the K7 had the same sensor as the K20D - maybe that's what you were thinking of...?
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Also, the K7 had the same sensor as the K20D - maybe that's what you were thinking of...?
Some careless Googling
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