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01-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #76

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Hi guys,

Those row boat shots are fabulous!!

Here's another one at ISO 400. I just bought the Vivitar 135mm F3.5 and I was having fun experimenting over the weekend.

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01-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #77
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QuoteOriginally posted by georgweb Quote
Get a 5d1 + 80/1.8usm and be done with it to be honest. There is a choir of 28' Zeiss sirens in my cabinet and their chant becomes deafening :-)
Think I hear that sweet song of yours Georg, all the way over here, not unpleasant at all, but might you "turn it down just a wee bit",wife needs to hear first part of what your saying above there, loud and clear
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I tried my friend's Nikon D3000 the other day. It felt like a toy. It took nice pics tho... Very vibrant colours- I suspect the jpg settings were ramped somehow.

I get one maybe two chances to take my gf's pic - that's it!

Vinzer - epic post!
Thanks Jez! I tried responding to everyone who replied thus far. Of course, hard to do that now, since there are many who apparently miss the K200D!

Every once in a while, I think about buying into Nikon, but I'm really spoiled with Pentax's SR, so I hold off. A lot of my friends got Nikons, though, so if ever I need to use a Nikon (never felt the need thus far), there's always one I could borrow in a pinch. There's a good deal for a Fuji S2 Pro in local forums, though, and it's tempting me. :P
01-19-2011, 07:24 AM   #79

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Is there a K200D club on this site??

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love my k200D. There were sometimes when I was angry that camera can't focus fast enough but overall i really like it
01-19-2011, 07:47 AM   #81
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Is there a K200D club on this site??
Yes, there's a social group, but it is pretty quiet.

01-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #82

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I think I'll stay here. Much more active.
01-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #83
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I've just bought a K-r, but there's no way I am selling my K200d.

When I bought it, I wanted a K20d but that was too heavy for me (dodgy wrists). I've been really happy with the K200, but wanted live view for some things, and the K-r will do for that. I do a lot of beach/surf shooting, but I don't get IN the water. Still, spray does affect it so I won't be using the K-r there. The K200 is perfect for those conditions. No way I can give it up, I just love it.

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I guess I am the only one that actually sold my K200d. It treated me well, but I sold it to fund my K-7 purchase (but I've since sold the K-7 too).
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Like some others: I don't miss my K200D - because I still have it and I'll surely stick to it! Among the many things I like: CCD sensor; Full control over noise reduction settings; External RAW button; Possibility for radio remote release (and since December even the possibility for tethered shooting); Top LCD display; Weather sealing; Fantastic build-quality.......Did I miss something? I most likely did!!!

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I just picked up a lightly-used K200d via the forum, in great shape. I had the K100d for a short time when the prices on the K-7 hit the floor last summer so I sold & jumped. To my surprise the 100/200 series fits my left-eyed shooting better - so many buttons on the right side of the K-7 that are partly blocked by my face :^)

I suspect this K200d sensor is the same one I used in my Sony A200 days; I got some excellent work out of that one, but Sony's weird 2009-10 strategies and no A700+ sent me packing.
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I never owned one, so I don't miss mine. I do miss all the great photos K200d owners used to post.
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I will absolutely agree that there is something magic about the CCD Pentax bodies. I used to shoot a LOT of high end events with my K100D as a hobby. (I was attending them as a Pro Video shooter)

More than a few pro photogs were seriously impressed with the images the K100D made. And many of them were aware that the CCD imager had something to do with it.

I just recently bought a K-5 and while it absolutely blows the K100D away in high ISO and can make great images in situations where the K100D would completely fail I can't help but to wonder how nice a CCD would be along with the other K-5 advancements.

This is a big debate in the video world as most of the high end video cameras are still CCD and the up and comers are CMOS.

CMOS video is great for "film" style but you can't touch the CCD for fast motion/action/sports.

Seems like technology is always a 2 step forward, one step back affair!
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Anyone made a DR test comparison of the K5 vs K200D?
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I never owned one, so I don't miss mine. I do miss all the great photos K200d owners used to post.

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