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11-18-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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K20D- Still Loving It :)

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to be honest, I've never held a K7/K5, let alone a K3, but I can't imagine it gets any better than this in terms of grip, feel, buttons,...
Probably-Surely it does, but then, I don't seem to miss it

For now, my money goes to glass

And once I will want to replace it, it will be worthless on the market so it is condemned to stay with me!
11-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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I still have my K20 and use it as well. However, my K5 replaced it several years ago as the main camera. If I had to say which one I preferred, the K5 would win, but the K20 is a close second and I still enjoy using it.
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Now I use Pentax K-30. Good camera.
I sold my very good Pentax K20D. I never was sorry about it, but several times I thought to buy it again.
However I didn't buy.

But now I know that I shouldn't hurry to buy the new device Pentax.
Maybe it will be K-3 modification or maybe... Pentax FF modification.

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I miss my K20D - I really do. Sold it off as I upgraded to the K-5 and then to my present K-5IIs.

I can't explain it, but there was that certain "something" to my K20D images. Even now when I look back at my pics over the years, I still pause at those shot with the K20D. Of course it did really shine at low ISO, and did get a little frustrating at anything over ISO 400. But those ISO 100 shots just have a certain characteristic that I just can't duplicate now.
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K-20 with grip

Yep, my K-20 with Pentax battery grip, Katz-eye viewing screen, Pentax 360 RGZ flash, and weatherproof kit lens feels right and does right. When you add the strobe frame, a better prime lens, and 500 FTZ flash you are good to go indoors as well. This setup feels great and does great for me.

It is still a pleasure to see Ricoh continuing to innovate and keep the Pentax brand alive.
11-19-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
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Still have my K20D as well

Plus grip. Add on the Nissin 5600 potato masher and all darkness is banished and I can get images at ISO 100 with light bounced from roof 30 ft above my head .

Have been tempted to get the 5II and now the 3 but I still like using the K20. I have long fingers so the larger body size of the K20D is great.

Apologies if you have seen this already but here is another take on the K20:

Will wait and see what comes up in the next few months - the upgraded K3 or upgraded firmware at least or maybe a big FF model later on.
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there is one thing the K20d could use though & that is the marvel "info button" menu on my K01. the K3 has it too.

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I'm still using K20D's without any dramas, for shooting for my pleasure images, cos I'm still waiting for the Pentax FF for my next Pentax upgrade.

Until then Canon fills my working FF requirements, that said I tried the Nikon D4 the other day, it seemed a quite capable tool too, I'll have to keep my eye on that one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
I'm still using K20D's without any dramas, for shooting for my pleasure images, cos I'm still waiting for the Pentax FF for my next Pentax upgrade.
well, i am kind of drooling over the K3 though. For my needs (pure hobby), i don't really have to go FF + i have nice aps-c lenses.
I can imagine sticking one da ltd on the K20 & one on the K3 and go out taking pictures that way...
I can understand some really wanting/needing FF though.
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I have always liked the size, feel and layout of the K20 with the grip (with the place to store the remote) and as such the camera is still my mainstay camera today. The later generations of cameras seemed too light and small for my tastes, and while they performed well, I just couldn't get comfortable shooting with them.

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