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03-04-2008, 08:41 PM   #31
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Folks... if you stop reading forums you'll be perfectly happy with your equipment. We're talking about the kind of differences that only matter on a forum--sure, you can see them in the real shooting world, but it doesn't make that much of a difference.

You've got the K10D. Are you happy with it, based on your own experience? Any major flaws that you can't work around through technique? Then it's time to reconsider. I don't mean "my AF could be faster if," I mean "I'm missing half of my shots because the AF was too slow."

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Thanks, but I'll tell you what: You buy my plane ticket from Texas to Dublin, we'll head to the Guinness "studio," and I'll buy YOU a drink. ;-)
Ha! Most of the time I can't even afford the train to Dublin, never mind buying their over-priced drinks. Some lovely pubs in Limerick though.
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I've pretty much made up my mind on pentax. That's the system I want to go with. Pentax just has so much more going for it than Canon or Nikon, though Olympus and Sony are a bit tempting, but when I think about it they don't have as much going from them.

Here's what I'm having trouble deciding on. Should I Get a K100D or a K10D. In my opinion after using my S2 for a couple years (mostly in AV and M mode) I think I have gained enough skill to use the K10D adequately, but Since I'm a student I don't really have a vast amount of Funds. Would it be wiser to save up for a K100D, or just wait a few more months and get a K10D instead? Right now I'm pretty anxious to just get out and use an SLR, I'm really getting tired of my bridge camera.

My only gripes about the K100D is that it you can't put a battery grip on it like you can with the K10D, and it doesn't have Dual e-dials.

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The price difference between the two isn't real large; I know how tight money can be for students, though. If you can swing the difference, I think you sound as though you might grow into the K10D system a little more happily. Buy the grip later, etc.; enjoy the K10Ds better build quality and higher resolution now and later!

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I really like the K10d, but it would take me far less time to save up for a K100d.

Is the K10D really worth waiting for?
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FWIW, that's what I chose to do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lambda_drive Quote
I really like the K10d, but it would take me far less time to save up for a K100d.

Is the K10D really worth waiting for?
I have had my k100d (my 1st DSLR) for around 7 months and I am VERY happy with it. Ken from this forum (regken) was nice enough to loan me his k10d for a week or so to give it a test drive. I liked the k10d very much, but not enough to feel the need to upgrade anytime soon. I liked the quieter shutter of the k10d, and more flexible options in choosing shutter speed and aperture. I also liked the being able to scroll through the WB options ON a photo to see which was right. I like the smaller size of my k100d (though the k10d was not as 'huge and heavy' as I thought it would be), and I like the quality of jpgs that I get sooc. Yes... I shoot jpg... oh the horror!, I know

If I was buying new, and the price difference was 100 or less... I would get the k10d. But any more than 100 difference and I think I would go with the k100d and keep it until I felt limited with it.
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FWIW you'll probably be able to shoot for far longer on a k10d than a k100 before feeling the itch to upgrade.

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What came first? Sports, action and indoor photography in low light or autofocus and shake reduction?

Usually when discussions about stuff like this come up, I come to think of the photographers that joined in on D-Day, mid fight and often even in the front for the soldiers to take a photograph. They did not only lack autofocus and other gadgets, they also were running for their life, yet they managed to pull off some great shots. I have a hard time believe that their situation compared to a hockeyrink with a tripod and todays equipement would be harder. Just practice and it will come, is my humble opinion.
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What came first? Sports, action and indoor photography in low light or autofocus and shake reduction?

Usually when discussions about stuff like this come up, I come to think of the photographers that joined in on D-Day, mid fight and often even in the front for the soldiers to take a photograph. They did not only lack autofocus and other gadgets, they also were running for their life, yet they managed to pull off some great shots. I have a hard time believe that their situation compared to a hockeyrink with a tripod and todays equipement would be harder. Just practice and it will come, is my humble opinion.
Wise advice from Zewrak -

We can get too wound up in technicalities and after all, a lot of what we read is the opinion of that user at that time. Nothing wrong with that either, we just need to understand how the opinion was derived. At the end of the day, it's often the skill of the user that determines the quality of the photograph as much as the equipment. Just my opinion
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