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04-04-2008, 04:57 AM   #1
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Dilemma, dilemma ...

Well I have bought already the following :

Da50-200mm
FA50mm 1.4
AF360 flash

Now what body : a brand new K100D Super 404 or an almost brand new K10D for 485 (both with kitlens 18-55mm).

Bear in mind that I love low light fotography (I've posted before about high ISO performance of both camera's)

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04-04-2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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no doubt, k10d is the winner....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bronco Quote
Well I have bought already the following :

Da50-200mm
FA50mm 1.4
AF360 flash

Now what body : a brand new K100D Super 404 or an almost brand new K10D for 485 (both with kitlens 18-55mm).

Bear in mind that I love low light fotography (I've posted before about high ISO performance of both camera's)

Thanks
Brand new K10D for 485???? WHERE?
04-04-2008, 05:07 AM   #4
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Dilemma, Dilemma ...

No, no,.... almost new (<6 months)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bronco Quote
No, no,.... almost new (<6 months)
Oh sorry, missed the "almost" word ... but even so, it is worth...
04-04-2008, 06:10 AM   #6
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No dilemma there...
K10D for sure.
Really depends on whether you want a highly customisable and easily adjustable camera with loads of useful features and settings (K10D), or a less elaborate and more automated modes-style of camera (K100D).
Choice is yours...
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I don't know about the K100D super, or how either handles in low light (yet) but I love my K10D and I just got it. If you want to save money... you have glass already just buy the K10D body.
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Do consider also the K200D

Buying either K100 or K10 means that you are tempted to upgrade very soon which again will cost you more money later on. Get the K200D, which should be debugged and improved over both of the 1st generation Pentax K DSLRs and you should with the K200D for a longer time than what you probably will with the K10/100.

QuoteOriginally posted by Bronco Quote
Well I have bought already the following :

Da50-200mm
FA50mm 1.4
AF360 flash

Now what body : a brand new K100D Super 404 or an almost brand new K10D for 485 (both with kitlens 18-55mm).

Bear in mind that I love low light fotography (I've posted before about high ISO performance of both camera's)

Thanks


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Yes, I know the K200D is newer and optimiced. I've handled one a few weeks ago. It feels and handles very nice.

But this means spending another 220 over the K100D Super.

AAAhhh decissions, decissions ....

You may think why is he fussing about 200 more when I bought for around 570 worth of lenses and flash. Well I was able to buy this at a fantastic price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hll Quote
no doubt, k10d is the winner....
it was sometime ago (Jan-Feb 2008) when you can get it new (body) for ~USD $500 (+/- USD $10) - now you
need to look for a used one at that price... or K200D if new
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bronco Quote
Yes, I know the K200D is newer and optimiced. I've handled one a few weeks ago. It feels and handles very nice.

But this means spending another 220 over the K100D Super.

AAAhhh decissions, decissions ....

You may think why is he fussing about 200 more when I bought for around 570 worth of lenses and flash. Well I was able to buy this at a fantastic price.
So, as I have pointed out, you need to think about if the better camera will worth the extra money, which you can use for longer and you will be able to enjoy a better camera from the very beginning.
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For me the problem with getting the K200 is that the K10 has much better controls and handling. If you can get a K10 for more than 100 euro less than a K200 I would still go for the K10. There are quite a few people on this forum that have purchased a K10 since the K20/200 came out and are quite happy with their decision. I have a K20 and still shoot my K10 quite a bit. I don't think the K10 is going to be any less fun to shoot a year from now as it is now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davemdsn Quote
For me the problem with getting the K200 is that the K10 has much better controls and handling. If you can get a K10 for more than 100 euro less than a K200 I would still go for the K10. There are quite a few people on this forum that have purchased a K10 since the K20/200 came out and are quite happy with their decision. I have a K20 and still shoot my K10 quite a bit. I don't think the K10 is going to be any less fun to shoot a year from now as it is now.
I would choose something that is "better inside" over than something that have better controls. It is because I think the offered control interfaces are somehow more than adequate for any current modern DSLRs on the market, brand regardless - one must be able to adapt for the camera after a certain period of time for whatever model for most shooting situations.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davemdsn Quote
There are quite a few people on this forum that have purchased a K10 since the K20/200 came out and are quite happy with their decision.
yes I'm one of them
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Lets leave out functionality (I know the K10D has easier access to functions) as I am mainly interested the IQ.

Which camera, if tweaked a bit, gives the best jpeg pictures (dynamic range, colours, sharpness, saturation,...) without telling me that RAW is the best.

I know RAW is the max, but since I have a time consuming job, two young kids and alot of work around the house, I do not have the time to spend processing RAW images. I also have another hobby I like very much, RC buggy racing.

If I can get equal jpeg output (and only use occasionally RAW) should I choose the K100D solely for its ISO 3200 and better ISO 1600? Will I need iso 3200 with the FA50mm 1.4 lens in normal lit indoor enviroments ?

If not then the K10D will be better with its brighter viewfinder, RAW+jpeg and only then I can or will take into account its better functionality.

Does this make any sense?
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