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05-05-2008, 08:34 PM   #16
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I'm happy with my K100D and I probably won't upgrade until it breaks (knock on wood) or I win the lottery or something like that.

If I upgrade today, it'd be a K20D . The 2nd e-dial alone would be enough reason for me to purchase a more expensive body. The additional features make it even better.

05-05-2008, 09:10 PM   #17
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I will always have a special place in my bag for the K100D. I just feel that there are certain aspects that I am looking for now that are found on the newer bodies, plus nice glass has become more of a priority for me now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Niki Quote
I love my K100D
so far it has far exceeded what I thought a 6.1 mp camera could do
I'm getting a new smc 50-200mm lens today
so I've got a whole new lens to get used to
color me happy
I got the 50-200mm before I left for Greece; its a great lens for the price. And it's almost the same size as the 18-55.
05-06-2008, 06:54 AM   #19
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Cry when all lenses lack the screw focus, I suppose.

05-06-2008, 07:23 AM   #20
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I have had my K100D since Sep. 07 and I have no plans to upgrade. This camera does everything I need and I am still trying to learn composition/exposure. Until I do, I see no reason to upgrade. If I knew that buying the K20D would "guarantee" that every shot would be perfect composition/exposure/focused/yada/yada, I would buy it in a heartbeat, but that ain't gonna happen. I can afford any camera I want (with my lovely wife's permission of course), but I don't see the need to spend more money at this point in my fledgling photo hobby until I, as a shooter, get more profecient. I have the kit lens and the Tamron 70-300 and they are sufficient at this point.
05-06-2008, 07:23 AM   #21
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It all depends on how long Pentax will support screw drive AF.

I'd really love a used Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 + TCs for lowlight and motorsport. The other option would be to get the K20D now and the new version of the Sigma when it comes out but that would be more than a little stretch for the budget.
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05-06-2008, 08:26 AM   #23
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Probably the K10D. What I really wish is that I could get the K100D sensor in the K10D body.

05-06-2008, 02:29 PM   #24
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I'm waiting what K300D will be like. I hope they keep the K200D body (which is the same in size as K100D), replace pentamirror with pentaprism and replace the Sony sensor with Samsung.
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I was quite happy with my K100D for the 15 months I had it. It helped me learn a lot about the settings and technique of shooting with an SLR.

My upgrade to the K10D was less to do with camera's ability to take photos and more about the practical aspects - dust reduction alone has saved me hundreds of dollars in professional sensor cleaning, weather sealing has gotten me out of a few shoots in the rain scot free, highly customisable and easy to access settings (by virtue of 2 e-dials on the body and the battery grip), etc.

None of these are absolutely essential - it's all about finding the economy of enough for you and being content with the features and user-friendliness of your body - I guess I wasn't content enough with the K100D and upgraded - but it hasn't changed the quality of the photos much, as mentioned, that's 95% user-dependent...
05-06-2008, 06:40 PM   #26
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I just got my k100d super last month and i still have much to learn about this camera and photography.
05-07-2008, 03:39 AM   #27
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I have my k100D for almost a year now.

Until I sorta master how to set the correct exposures each time manually for each shot, i.e. do not rely on Tv and Av mode, I guess I will stick with the k100D. The k20D is interesting but with my current lousy skills in photography, it will just not do the k20D justice.

With my current strategy, I guess I can only upgrade to a better DSLR in about 3 years time (I hope)
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I need a 5D, I need a 5D.

Oops, sorry. I am fine with the K100D and now that the half year guarantee has passed it's time to get a new camera by modding it. I am tempted to:
- mod the suspension of the strap to balance the lens, as well as a 90° tilt down option. Now the lower edge of the cam is constantly danging my stomach, unless with super-tiny lenses
- mod the bayonet to fit c/y nikon PB etc. lenses (Adaptation d'objectifs via des bagues [Topic Unique] - Objectifs - Photo numérique - FORUM
- cut off the flash beak - if you have used Spotmatics it is just a long way to nowadays' plastic clumps, and they are in no way pretty.

Let's see who will come up with full-format cameras and what they will be like.

Georg patiently waiting
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I'm a new forum member who's had a K100D for about 18 months now and I'm wondering the same thing. I like the K100D so much I don't think I want to part with it, but a recent trip where it was windy really frustrated me with dust on the sensor.

So, maybe the solution is ... another camera body to reduce the need to change lenses! The price of 2nd hand K10D's is looking good now, so thats where my thinking is going.
05-07-2008, 07:28 AM   #30
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my next move is to take a lot more pictures with it so I can have fun and improve as a photographer!

I think that if I upgrade anything at this point, it would be my lenses as none of them are very special.

I wouldn't mind if someone gave me a K20D, mind you!


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