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03-18-2015, 04:26 AM   #271
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Joel,

You took the words right out of my mouth... I just upgraded to a K-5, and it is wonderful! As you say, it is so close to the K100DS in size, shape, and weight that it's an easy transition in the hand. It's much more complicated, but that is expected due to the rich feature set, and the output is impressive. Of course, I'll keep my K100DS as a backup, and will be sure to use it occasionally to make sure it stays in good condition.

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The K-5 upgrade for me was a good one. Similar size and weight. Top lcd, and mode dial on left side made it easy to acclimate the new camera. The K100D is easier to use with m-series lenses(for me), so it is staying for sure! Besides, always good to have two! Or three, or four.

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Not again?!?
Here is one from a few years ago - taken with the K100DS from a moving vehicle on the Interstate...


K100DS, SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm lens, ISO800

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QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
The K-5 upgrade for me was a good one. Similar size and weight. Top lcd, and mode dial on left side made it easy to acclimate the new camera. The K100D is easier to use with m-series lenses(for me), so it is staying for sure! Besides, always good to have two! Or three, or four.

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Not again?!?
Thanks Joel! Helpful input for sure. I somehow think I'd really miss that LCD if I don't go K5.. but.. I'm strapped for cash at the same time!
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QuoteOriginally posted by petes99 Quote
Thanks Joel! Helpful input for sure. I somehow think I'd really miss that LCD if I don't go K5.. but.. I'm strapped for cash at the same time!
I went K50 from my K100d Super. I found the top LCD was something I could live without - and really don't know why I thought it would bother me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
congrats on the K5
Thanks! The wife took pity on me when I found it on fleabay!

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I'll keep my K100DS as a backup
No reason to dump a solid performer!
QuoteOriginally posted by petes99 Quote
I'm strapped for cash at the same time
Got mine used for $270. Granted it was a bit beat up, but works fine! But there is great deals on new K-50's also. So if you want a warranty or maybe a combo package, that would be a good route maybe.
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I went K50
One real plus is the ability to use AA's still without having to buy a grip! So convenient on the K100D, and saved my bacon more than once when I forgot to recharge my batteries!

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I recently thinned out the herd and one of the cameras I considered parting with was the K100D Super. Bought it used with the 18-55 lens for $150 not too long ago. Almost immediately a friend offered me $300 but I didn't take it. Now here we are a year or so later and I simply can't bear to part with it even though I have cameras that are 'better'. One, it simply fits my hand and I love the controls. Two, it renders colors and exposes better than it should. No, I think I'll keep'er!!!
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I temporarily repossessed my K100D from my wife & took it to the dogpark this morning (K55/1.8):
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I took this bracketed and HDR processed pic of the Milwaukee skyline at sunrise on a cold February morning with my trusty K100D
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This was my first DSLR - purchased new in 2011. I got some good results mostly impressively using RAW but found issue with the dynamic range. Photos sometimes spoiled by blown highlights not a problem for the K-30 I now own.

This photo is my favourite taken with the K100D + 18-55 version 1




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Another with the K55/1.8
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and yet another...this was at f/2.4:
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This photo is my favourite
Nice use of shadow!
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and yet another
Now you making me hungry for spring! Sweet flower shots!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
Now you making me hungry for spring! Sweet flower shots!
Thanks Joel - Spring should be arriving up there in Iowa one of these days...? Here's another, using the kit lens:
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Here's one from my K100Ds. It was just a test shot for my M series F4 200mm but I later realised the shot might some potential with a bit of pp..
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Nice composure and exposure RussV
I'll get out the K100D and give it a run
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ThwackOmatic II

QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
Was out playing with a K-50 in a large red colored store the other day. Fired that baby and 10 people turned around! It's louder than a K100D!! The thwackomatic has been reincarnated!!! At least the shutter anyway! Holy cow! After my wife jumped, she declared that monster was never welcome in our home! But she still likes the K100, go figure.
I bought a refurbished K-50 last week and have yet to take my first shot with it; spent a few hours studying the manual and setting up the camera, assigning button functions and the like. The weather has been lousy the past couple of days but hope to get it out to play with this week.

Noticed while setting up the system that there is a setting for muting or silencing the shutter / mirror action.

Suppose that might be a good thing to use when doing wildlife so as not to spook your subject.

I like the sound though, as well as the little quiver of "recoil" the unit makes when the shutter is tripped. It makes it feel like a "real" camera!
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