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03-31-2008, 04:04 AM   #1
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Duo K20D and K200D?

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Ok usually I always carry 2 camera body when I'm shooting a concert long range (70-200) and something shorter (16-50 or 10-17). At a certain time I was carrying my K10D and my *ist DS, now that I'm upgrading to a K20D I was wondering if I should go 2x K20D or 1x K20D + 1x K200D. I'm usually doing 75% long vs 25% short range shots...

What would be your input?

03-31-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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Why not just go with K20D and K10D?
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I do a bit of concert shooting myself, and I would not concider the K200D as a second body because of the poorer view finder and the fps.
So I'd suggest the K10D, or maybe even the DS because of the better high ISO performance.

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Or maybe you can still get some K100D super for the second body....

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Assuming you have sufficient funds (you wouldn't ask if you didn't, I guess ), I'd probably go with 2xK20D. The high-ISO performance of the K20D is better than that of the K200D, and you get a consistent UI on both of your cameras (the K200D only has one e-dial).
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I am shooting my K10 as second camera to my K20. They handle identically so I don't have to "switch gears" when switching cameras. I don't see a reason to replace the K10 with a K200.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davemdsn Quote
I am shooting my K10 as second camera to my K20. They handle identically so I don't have to "switch gears" when switching cameras. I don't see a reason to replace the K10 with a K200.
Same here. Identical interface (or just about). All accessories are interchangeable and same feel and weight. Can't be happier.
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Actually the K10D is sold

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I shoot with three camera bodies (although to be honest, I usually only take two with me to any given job) I have two K10D bodies and an old trusty DL that I still use for ISO 800 and 1600 work.

I recently finished writing a review of the K20D and I had mixed feelings about it. On one hand the K20D has some solid advantages over the K10D. On the other hand, Pentax missed the boat in terms of not giving the K20D better burst/continuous shooting performance.

In any case, my wife has commandeered my DL and my new DA 40 Limited because the combo is so small and fast to use. Since I'm down to two K10D bodies now I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy a K20D. That means I'll have the K20D and two backup K10D bodies.

Still, since I have two K10D bodies I'm not in a rush to pick up the K20D. I'll probably wait a couple of months.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CapitaineAbitibi Quote
Ok usually I always carry 2 camera body when I'm shooting a concert long range (70-200) and something shorter (16-50 or 10-17). At a certain time I was carrying my K10D and my *ist DS, now that I'm upgrading to a K20D I was wondering if I should go 2x K20D or 1x K20D + 1x K200D. I'm usually doing 75% long vs 25% short range shots...

What would be your input?
I'm confused. You've been shooting with a K10D and an *ist DS - exactly what I have been using until recently - and now you are considering getting perhaps TWO K20D's? Are you going to sell the K10D and the *ist DS?

What I did was buy 1 (one) K20D. So I now have (a) an *ist DS, (b) a K10D and (c) a K20D. If I'm shooting with both cameras, I use the K10D and the K20D because the controls are (in most respects) identical and it's VERY helpful to get into a rhythm and not have to remember constantly which camera I'm using.

I use the *ist DS now as my carry-around, knock-about camera. I took the K10D on hikes in the mountains recently, because I wanted the capabilities of the K10D but if I'm going to fall and drop a camera, rather it be the K10D than the K20D. So the K20D is still my "serious use" camera. But it's nice to have two cameras with the same controls!

As I've said here before: Until there are no more K10D's to be purchased, I don't personally see any reason for anybody to buy the K200D.

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As I've said here before: Until there are no more K10D's to be purchased, I don't personally see any reason for anybody to buy the K200D.
Actually, there is at least one good reason to prefer the K200D over the K10D - it has a vastly superior JPEG engine. I was a 100% RAW shooter with my DS, but the JPEGs straight out of the K200 are really, really impressive, so much so that I'm going to only use RAW for mission-critical projects. If you're a 100% RAW shooter (and happy to stay that way) the K10D may be a better choice. But I'm happy to now be spending less time on the computer and more time behind the camera.
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raw or jpg, there is no difference in "time on the computer" at least for me. The only benefit to jpg is I don't chew up HD space as quickly. I still have to transfer, organize, and do some amount of pp for output (if nothing else, resize). In Aperture, the only way I can tell the difference between the original being jpg or raw is the meta data and the extra sliders that a raw image has (well, and how it looks...I'm talking workflow here).
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Actually the K10D is sold
Bummer. I recommend having cameras that handle the same when shooting events. I'd get a pair of K20s.
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