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08-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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appreciate the K100D

Yes, it is old, the view finder is small and dim, and the pixels are in today's toy camera range... but among other things these old contraptions did well: I rarely get red/magenta overload with the K100D. I've noted that using my daughter's K-x, the K-30 and Nikon D600, they all are prone to over exposing / over saturating the reds.

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I really loved my K100D; it had a special look. If I were a JPEG shooter it would have lasted me a bit longer, but the buffer was a bit weak.
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I too have a K100D. Bought it from ebay sometime back. I love the images it produce. For some reason, to me, they are more appealing than K5. May be the CCD has something to do with it or may be the white-balancing. I just don't use it much because of the ugly/cheap shutter sound, in today's standards! It is as loud as the Zenit 122 from 1990's .. and worse than Minolta 5xi. I don't have the Zenit or 5xi any more for a side by side comparison.
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The K100D is still my only DSLR, and I still love it. Great colors, enough pixels for my needs. I'll quit using it when and if it croaks...

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My daughter is the second owner of my K100D, good thing she still lives with us, cause I get to use it now and then. What a gem of a 6 MP camera .
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It's a good camera. The shutter can raise the dead. Not an unobtrusive shooter.
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My K100D finally died back in June and I replaced it with a Samsung GX-10 (K10D clone). Against every technical measure the Samsung is better: sharper, higher resolution, more dynamic range. . .

And yet. . .

Yet I miss the magic that the K100D could work with colour and light. I miss the analogue-like warmth and subtlety of the pictures it took. Yes, it was a long way from accurate in its rendering of the world, and it's exactly because of that fact that I miss it so much. Even when the light wasn't that great, the K100D could transform it into something wonderful. At the moment I'm on the lookout for a low-mileage replacement body to keep in reserve for those times when only the K100D's special witchcraft will give me what I want.


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+1 on everything, plus a wonderful pic.

We'll sell the daughter's K-x at some point soon, but I'll hold onto the K100D... another nice thing about it is the AA batteries, as a vintage digital collectible we won't be hurting for batteries in a decade

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+1 for the K100D, still using mine
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Excellent image, Dartmoor Dave.
I remember when choosing my fisrt Pentax DSLR and the K100D was in the running with the K200D and K10D.
I went with the K10 but still think the K100 is a good piece if kit.
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Great shot. If only the K100D had faster AF it would have done me for ever, its colours possess magic.
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So, everyone with a K100D, post your favorite and best (quality!!!) photos made with the camera. If you're on flicr, join the K100D group Flickr: The Taken with PENTAX K100D Series Digital SLR Pool ... let's show what the old lady can do






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Love the Manhattan shot Nesster. Such a different world to my misty English moorland (although strangely enough I actually grew up on Long Island, NY).

Here's a couple more with the K100D, including one from Spain to prove that I do venture down off Dartmoor sometimes.






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Beautiful shots, Dave. Here's a K100D shot, taken with the 18-55 kit lens (reposted):


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What about us K110D shooters ... "SR" isn't everything, or is it ? J - PS: Some great images, thanks.

Edit : Just dug up a K110D & D FA 100/2.8 WR flower shot ...


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