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12-17-2019, 06:33 AM - 1 Like   #496
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Excellent captures. I had a copy of the K20D and sold it years ago then regretted it. Some of my favorite images are still from the K20D. I picked up anther one in great condition and still use it today. This is an older shot and I do not recall the lens used.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ralph-uk Quote
After dark at the Kincardine on Forth bridge:



k20D and a Sigma 24 f.28.

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Lovely shot!
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K20D and DA 18-250mm
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A couple with the K20D and DA 35 f/2.8 Macro.





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So I did it also, bought another K20D. Got this for about $105 with an 18-55 kit lens and a "real" battery charger. Shutter count is about 10,000. It has a few minor cosmetic blemishes but will be perfect for my purposes.

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A great camera at a great price!
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it is good to see this 14 year old camera still being enjoyed.
I still have mine. use it from time to time. Very beaten up, crack in body across the flash horn, covered by black tape. The o rings in the SD Door and under the AEL button became sticky. I scraped out the door ring but couldn't reach the one under the button so it still sticks- something to watch for when using it.
The battery for maintaining settings, time and date no longer works so these have to be reset from time to time. Still works and the greens produced are still gorgeous.
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I took this image of a great grey owl with a DA* 300mm f/4 on 18 June 2009 in Yellowstone NP and reprocessed it today.


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I've been doing most of my shooting lately with one of my K20Ds. This one with the K 24mm f/3.5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
it is good to see this 14 year old camera still being enjoyed.
I still have mine. use it from time to time. Very beaten up, crack in body across the flash horn, covered by black tape. The o rings in the SD Door and under the AEL button became sticky. I scraped out the door ring but couldn't reach the one under the button so it still sticks- something to watch for when using it.
The battery for maintaining settings, time and date no longer works so these have to be reset from time to time. Still works and the greens produced are still gorgeous.
I agree, the greens and the skin tones (which to me are unbeatable in regards to any Pentax camera I've seen) tempt me to buy one again...
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Architectural window detail, K20 + DA 55-300 mm HD @ 190 mm and f/11.

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K20 + FA 55-300 mm HD @ 77 mm FL and f/11. Restored old French building in Quebec

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For the past 2 years + I've been shooting with mainly my KP, with which I've been extremely satisfied for sharpness, color accuracy, and dynamic range. Then secondarily with my old flagship K-5 IIs which is still very fine, and my K-S2 when I need to go with as small as possible but still having very high quality plus good features.

But these images have me considering making it a point to take along my now very old flagship K20D for some extra fun! Not for low light of course, but when I am dealing with very colorful scenes in bright lighting, the K20D might add some extra richness. I bought mine new after the K-7 came out in a half-price deal with a 5 year Pentax warranty free! it remains in pristine condition with a very modest shutter count. I have always noticed, however, its metering tends to under-expose by at least a half stop, but that is easy to compensate with the camera's excellent controls.
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Abandoned ancestral house, CANADA. K20 + DA 55-300 mm HD, 55 mm FL @ f/13

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
I have always noticed, however, its metering tends to under-expose by at least a half stop, but that is easy to compensate with the camera's excellent controls.
It is a feature - not a fault - exposing to the left consistently means the highlights are protected and you can pull the shadows out with pp.
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