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02-03-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Have I made the right decision?

After some long hard thinkin', I have decided to upgrade to the K20d.


Hi my fellow Camera Addicts - I have decided to upgrade

I have a K100d that I really have enjoyed using. I initially picked pentax for all of the reasons you all did. And I chose the K100d over the K10d because of cost (I was a cheapskate) and hi iso that I needed for shots of the kids indoors.
If I had known I was going to immediately get LBA and spend so much time and money searching for old lenses I may have just spent the extra $300 and got the K10d, but that is another story...

I have decided to upgrade to the K20d for the BF/FF adjusts, the pixel mapping, the hopefully much improved Hi ISO and all the other improvements.

I have decided that AUG 31 08 is my buy date. This will give me time to watch all of the successes, trials and tribs with the new camera before I buy one. And it should be at a good price/rebate point then.

I do appreciate all of the real world testing that you all will be doing for me. So I thank you now ahead of time.

Is this as good a plan as it sounds in my head???

-gus-

02-03-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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Guess you will be learning from others and me then. Won't wait that long to get the K20D. Your upgrade plan makes sense to me - except the waiting part. Upgrading from the K10D.
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Hey Gus!

I also expect to upgrade to the K20D. I really like my K100D, but there are features that I wished it had.

Pentaprism viewfinder, on body controls for metering, ISO etc. At the time that i bought the K100D, I did not know what I wanted in a DSLR body. After using the K100D for a while, I think i know have a grasp on what I need.

I might wait untill we see what pentax unveiles at photokina 2008 though. I really expect something big.

But then, I'm too cheap to shell out the cash for what I expect to see...

Back to the K20D, unless it turns out to have a critical flaw...I really look forward to using one.

Now if I could only address my adiction to buying lenses off ebay...I might be just that closer to a new camera body!

Eric.
02-03-2008, 11:32 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Guess you will be learning from others and me then. Won't wait that long to get the K20D. Your upgrade plan makes sense to me - except the waiting part. Upgrading from the K10D.
thanks
barondla
The great philosopher Thomas Petty once said: "The waiting is the hardest part"
And I do hope to learn from you... so keep me in your K20d loop

QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
Hey Gus!

I also expect to upgrade to the K20D. I really like my K100D, but there are features that I wished it had.

Pentaprism viewfinder, on body controls for metering, ISO etc. At the time that i bought the K100D, I did not know what I wanted in a DSLR body. After using the K100D for a while, I think i know have a grasp on what I need..
I was in the same boat... the K100d was my first Dslr, and I do like it a lot and dont regret it. But only after you actually have one do your realize what you may want/need that you had no clue about.

QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
Now if I could only address my adiction to buying lenses off ebay...I might be just that closer to a new camera body!

Eric.
Amen to that... Another lesson I was slow to learn. Two many cheap ebay lenses and not enough good glass. But I think I have a handle on it... well actually the vivitar macro in the mail may say differently but... I always wanted that one, so that is different
good luck with the K20 when you get it. I expect a full report.
-gus-

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