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06-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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K200d or new lenses

Hi..Just joined. Have K100D Super and shoot lots of action photos (indoor and out). I have a SigmaAPO DG 70-300 for soccer and 50 1.4 for indoor volleyball ( I am able to be close). Can't decide if I should upgrade to the 200D or go for lenses. Looking at the 50-135 (is that right) or the 200 prime lens. Lenses are expensive, so I can't get both K200 and a lens. The 50-135 is attractive due to the rebate and even thought not a telephoto, I can get close to the fields. The 200 lens has received great reviews.

Any suggestions? I am an amatuer photographer, so simple is the best for me.

Thanks for your help.

06-03-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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I think you have to answer the question "Will the K200D allow me to take better pictures or will better lenses help me?" Once you answer that question, the solution is easy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stubbyjo Quote
Hi..Just joined. Have K100D Super and shoot lots of action photos (indoor and out). I have a SigmaAPO DG 70-300 for soccer and 50 1.4 for indoor volleyball ( I am able to be close). Can't decide if I should upgrade to the 200D or go for lenses. Looking at the 50-135 (is that right) or the 200 prime lens. Lenses are expensive, so I can't get both K200 and a lens. The 50-135 is attractive due to the rebate and even thought not a telephoto, I can get close to the fields. The 200 lens has received great reviews.

Any suggestions? I am an amatuer photographer, so simple is the best for me.

Thanks for your help.
The K200D is probably better at auto-focusing than the K100D, so that could be a factor for action photos. However, as a general rule (unless you are wealthy!) I usually advocate upgrading bodies on *alternate* upgrade cycles, so in your case I would wait for the K300. Good lenses (hopefully!) last a lot longer. So I would lean toward the DA*200 - a lens I'm also thinking about
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I was in the same boat you are a couple of months ago, and decided to go through the lens route

although i traded my k100d+18-55 for a k100d super body (for SDM support), and with the price difference between k100 super and k200 i bought a few lenses (not * lenses... but they do they're job).

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QuoteOriginally posted by GaryM Quote
The K200D is probably better at auto-focusing than the K100D, so that could be a factor for action photos. However, as a general rule (unless you are wealthy!) I usually advocate upgrading bodies on *alternate* upgrade cycles, so in your case I would wait for the K300. Good lenses (hopefully!) last a lot longer. So I would lean toward the DA*200 - a lens I'm also thinking about
Thanks Gary...sounds like you are right..although there is not a rebate on the 200 lens! Bummer.

Old School..I hear what you are saying, but obviously, that is my question!
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Hold off on a new body until after your warranty on the K100D Super expires and then look at K20 given your low light indoor reqs and/or wait for follow-on body. Try using your tele to get a feel for a second indoors prime focal length. You might look at another fast prime around 77-85 for the vball/portraits. When you finally go for the second body you won't need to switch lenses indoors. North of the border here, the Nikon D60, the Canon Rebel XTi, and K200D systems with both kit lenses are running $900 Cdn so the pricing/rebates/additional add-ons are kicking in. Expect the K20 to come under the $1K soon. My two cents. Ken.
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Don't overlook the option of used lenses.
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