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05-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #31
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the k100d was also my first dslr. i've since picked up a few more bodies but i will not be putting this camera away anytime soon. i find it still works wonderfully. i also remember when i bought it that someone had said that at 6 megapixels, it's all you ever really need. and honestly, i barely print above a 4x6 anyway...

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After reading the posts singing the praises of the K100D, I don't think it would be a stretch to compare the K100D to the K1000 Film camera with respect to owner loyalty. Both cameras seem to be held in high regard by owners even after upgrading to a more modern high end camera.It looks like Pentax came up with a real winner which hasn't been left behind by owners in the race to the next great camera

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05-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #33
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I'm still using my K100D. I chose it over a Nikon D40 ~4 years ago. My review (it's the last one) explains why. Still lovin' it.

I wrote a "tips & tricks" article for the K100D. Maybe you'll find it useful.
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Have an IST D, K-20 & a KR. I use the IST D for around the house , The k-20 for work along with the KR. I'm still learning the KR. In a real critical case I opt back to the IST & K-20 as I had dark exposures on a scene one day which I never had before. Love my stabilized Pentax's. Tried Canon but came back home.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NS_Sailor Quote
I don't think it would be a stretch to compare the K100D to the K1000 Film camera with respect to owner loyalty.
Time will tell. Or maybe by the positive remarks for the K100dS, time IS telling. I never had the k1000 film camera (ME was my film Pentax - still have it, too!), so I cannot gauge the legacy of the k1000 model, except for its written testimony, but its praises seemed to be: fundamental, functional, reliable, durable, quality. If those are the characteristics of a "classic", then my K100dS has certainly been that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GlennG Quote
Or maybe by the positive remarks for the K100dS, time IS telling.
Edit, K100d's (all variants).
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Yes, my first DSLR camera (bought dec 2012 forr 100 $). It has been very good for me as a newbie too see if I would like the DSLR world or not. Since Im hangin here, I love it.
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My first DSLR, and it allowed me to use the lenses from my old P30. Since then I've bought a new autofocus lens, and while I mainly putter about snapping whatever takes my fancy it does me just fine, I'll keep using it until I break it or get a really good bargain I can't refuse

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I went from an MX and P50 to a K100d Super about 4 years ago. The accepted wisdom is you can only print a 10" picture from 6Mp (3000 pixels at 300 dpi) but I've made perfectly good 15" prints on good quality lasers at work which print at 600dpi. I'd like twice as many pixels to make cropping easier but as I spent decades shooting slides I'm quite used to filling the frame through the view finder. One day I'm going try and see how far I can push 6mp on work's 'A0' HP DesignJet printer!
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I have my K100D 7 years now and apart from the Q it is the only digital camera I have. I have a pile of manual lenses to go with it but the one I use most is the 28mm M 2.8. Being a 'wide' angle lens everything is in focus so focus is practically instant. The dynamic range is excellent and the colours are so pleasing. Using bounce flash indoors I think it produces images of such quality that they can compete at the very highest level. The image review mechanism is so slow that I did contemplate getting rid of it in the past. Glad now I didn't because I can delete unwanted images later on the computer. I agree with what said above that 6mp more than enough and help keep more storage space on the computer. So I hope to have it for another 7 years. However when out and about I prefer the Q because it is smaller and lighter and takes surprisingly good quality images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NKK Quote
I still use mine - its dedicated to m42 lenses now with a dual split focusing screen.
My first DSLR i bought 6 years ago
Nice to hear! Where did you buy your focusing screen and how much was it, if I may ask?
thanks/Erik

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I'm still using my K110D, the K100D without SR, since I've bought mine in 2007.
Ergonomically it is just fantastic. Its quite handsome, robust, and has an LCD which other budget DSLRs (even the K30, which is a deal-breaker for me) are missing. Being able to drop in Alkaline AA's, which last around 500 photo's, is a blessing as well, especially on vacations.

Its lowly resolution, horrid ISO performance, and in the K110's case, lack of SR, are real downers though. 6MP, at least the Bayer kind, won't allow for any sort of cropping and furthermore, it doesn't allow sharp lenses to really shine.
That said, I'm still satisfied with the K110. As long as you mind the limitations you can make fantastic pictures with it. My first lens was the M80-200 and slightly later the M50/1.7 and some Tokina's, so for the most part it has been a 'full manual' ride for me, using an O-ME53 magnifier to compensate for the tiny viewfinder and lack of a micro-prism focus screen.

I am mildly interested in replacing it with a K5 or K5-II, but I don't feel like I'm using my camera enough to warrant such an expenditure, at least not anytime soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SomeoneSimple Quote
I'm still using my K110D, the K100D without SR, since I've bought mine in 2007. Being able to drop in Alkaline AA's, which last around 500 photo's, is a blessing as well, especially on vacations.
I have the K100D, and K110D, and find that batteries that would show depleted on the K100D, still have plenty of life in the K110D. In other words, I get many more shots from batteries in the K110D than I do in the K100D.
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