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11-12-2011, 02:31 AM   #1
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What to do with a spare unused K100D?

I have one K100D which is not being used at all as I have two k-x for my regular use.

Please suggest what can I do with it - not planning to sell, converting to IR is one option but trying to invite some creative ideas.

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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
not planning to sell, converting to IR is one option but trying to invite some creative ideas
Have you thought of 'giving it away'?

There must be some skint 16 year old kid out there who's life could be changed with the gift of a DSLR and a couple of lenses...
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Have you thought of 'giving it away'?

There must be some skint 16 year old kid out there who's life could be changed with the gift of a DSLR and a couple of lenses...
Some memories associated with it, that's the reason never sold it nor gave it away.
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Well I see you live in Bangalore, so why not test it how it holds down it's ground when an elephant is sitting on it?

That should make a nice youtube video.

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you could throw your smallest lens on it, stick one of those black rapid Fasten-r things onto it, attach that to carabiner and then attach said carabiner onto your belt. that way, you'd always have a camera on you
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I have a somewhat similar situation. I've ended up owning in addition to the K-5 also a K20D and a K-x. They're worth so little second hand, it's not worth the trouble selling them. My kids aren't that interested in photography. So I've been wondering if I should for example use the either of the "lesser" cameras for a time-lapse project or something, but I haven't figured anything out. A project like that would probably also demand me to invest in some AC power system an so on...
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I would keep it as a memory of the times when Pentax used to make very well built entry level cameras. Besides, the IQ that you can get from the K100D is still outstanding. I used to get sharper pictures with my K100D than with my Kx at any speed lower than 1/250, whatever the reason for this was (mirror slap?). I finally sold the Kx and bought a K200D I was extremely pleased with, and recently a K5 to access to high ISO. To answer your question in a more positive way, I would stick an M 50mm f1.7 lens on it and go shooting in places where you would not dare taking your other cameras.
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I guess I would use it as a screwmount camera (ie leave a m42 adapter on it) and keep the other bodies for K-mount. Unless you already use one of your K-x's that way.

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pur it on a tripod somewhere interesting, make a year timelapse series and ask yourself the same question next christmas :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by nono Quote
I guess I would use it as a screwmount camera (ie leave a m42 adapter on it) and keep the other bodies for K-mount. Unless you already use one of your K-x's that way.
Great idea, there.

I have a K-x & a K100D & lately I've been using the K100D more than the K-x. I use them for different situations, though. The K100D is my daylight, lens under 300mm camera. The K-x is the camera I go to for low-light and/or long tele shots. The K-x takes beautiful shots, but the K100D does too. I'm planning on picking up a second K-x sometime, but I'm hanging onto the K100D. There's just something special about it.
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The K100D is my daylight, lens under 300mm camera. The K-x is the camera I go to for low-light and/or long tele shots.
Why are you not using K-x for daylight too, just wondering.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
Why are you not using K-x for daylight too, just wondering.
I do, on occasion... Depends on the situation. If I had two K-x bodies instead of a K100D & a K-x, I would probably mainly use the K-x bodies for most things. As it is, since the K-x is the more expensive of the two I use the K100D in daylight and/or shorter lens situations basically to avoid wear & tear on the K-x and unnecessary lens changing. The K-x's excellent high ISO performance and 12MP resolution comes in handy when I'm shooting with a super telephoto or shooting in low light, but for most other situations, the K100D is more than capable enough.

Cheers,
Bobbo :-)
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Although this might seem like a backwards step, trade it for an *istD

You get a better viewfinder more user functions AND TTL flash to make use of any legacy glass
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Although this might seem like a backwards step, trade it for an *istD
You get a better viewfinder more user functions AND TTL flash to make use of any legacy glass
So the K100D doesn't have TTL flash & the *istD does? Didn't know that. (My wife has 2 *istD bodies) Other than the viewfinder, screen size, and shake reduction I thought they were basically the same camera. (Though the K100D does have slightly better jpeg rendering.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by GibbyTheMole Quote
So the K100D doesn't have TTL flash & the *istD does?
that is correct
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Didn't know that. (My wife has 2 *istD bodies)
might i suggest a trade
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Other than the viewfinder, screen size, and shake reduction I thought they were basically the same camera. (Though the K100D does have slightly better jpeg rendering.)
the *istD has dual thumb wheels and in the flash area can also do HSS using the body flash as the master and a second flash off board, no other camera can, they all need an external flash

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