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06-18-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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K100D to a K200D?

I was wondering if anyone has upgraded to the K200 from the K100 and was happy or sad with the results? I want to get one before the rebates end in July. I can get one for less than a used K10d after the rebate ( like 517.00) which is less than I payed for my K100d new.

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this upgrade crossed my mind too, but I'm not sure.
Even if, then I'll wait until the prices will come significantly down (and I bet they will). But I'm not sure anyway it's really worth it...
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I guess no one has upgraded. duh
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You expected everyone to drop by and reply within the span of 31 minutes?

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Having bought my camera in March of this year I do not expect to upgrade anytime soon. However I do feel that the K100DS is more than enough camera for me to grow into and learn before jumping to a newer body. By the time that happens Pentax will probably have an amorphic, self adjusting sensor for FF/APS-C with liquid refracting lenses
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Well Mike I posted the question yesterday not 31 min. ago.. I just wanted to know If it was worth the upgrade, like the SDM, the 10 mpix, the water seals the larger screen, the better shake reduction, and all the other things that the K100D dosen't have. I wanted to give the wife my K100D so she can dump her Oly C-750 UZ p&s. Sorry If I offended you.
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I took the upgrade when okami was offering a k200 0n the marketplace and I think its a very good camera. I have the k100d as well not the super and one thing that made the upgrade a good move was that I think pentax will shift more and more lenses to the HSM drive which my k100 wouldnt support. I have to say however that if you use manual lenses at all I would recommend the shift the K100d is not the most friendly camera to a manual lens however since getting the K200d with the "green button" for metering I have fallen in love with manual lenses. It is also a larger feeling camera than the k100 which I am fine with. So from my rambling answer i would say I think the upgrade was worth it for me
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How does the green button differ from the AE/L button in manual mode? AE/L stops down the lens and sets the "correct" shutter speed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by code4code5 Quote
How does the green button differ from the AE/L button in manual mode? AE/L stops down the lens and sets the "correct" shutter speed.
im not really sure if im right, but i know AE/L only locks your "current" shutter speed
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the green button sets the aperture and shutter speed automatically to the appropriate exposure at the moment that the green button is pressed. The AE-L button will lock the exposure value the examples posted in the manual is "if the shutter speed is set to 1/125 and an aperture of 5.6 and is recorded with the AE-L button and the shutter speed is changed to 1/30 sec with the e-dial the aperture automatically changes to F11" to keep the locked in exposure
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Well that sounds good enough for me, I plan on investing in some more manual lenses, I'm sure there will be alot more going up on ebay with the price of Gas and Food raising every day. Thanks for the Info. gokenin
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Folks, so far the explanation for the green and ae/l buttons has been in terms of Pentax A lenses that allow full automation.

On the K100D, you can assign the AE/L to stop down meter and set shutter speed accordingly. You can then adjust the shutter up or down using the wheel. This is the only way to meter the M lenses if you want to shoot at other than max aperture. Remember that M and M42 lenses have aperture set on lens only.


Gokenin, does the K200D have a larger viewfinder? That's one bit I'd pay up for relative to the 100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
I was wondering if anyone has upgraded to the K200 from the K100 and was happy or sad with the results? I want to get one before the rebates end in July. I can get one for less than a used K10d after the rebate ( like 517.00) which is less than I payed for my K100d new.
You can't get much more compared to your old body. The K20D maybe a better upgrade choice.

Say, the K100 and K200 share the same weaknesses: Smaller viewfinder, slow AF, small continuous shooting buffer (only up to 4 jpegs at 2.8fps) and so on. The pixel count is higher but not much more. You should note that you probably will get more noise with a more pixel count, however.
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Hi FI,

When I was considering a chioce between K20d and K200d, the weight was one of my concern.

Be careful that the the weight of K200d as specified by Pentax was based on 4 pieces of Li non-rechargeable batteries. If you planna to use 4 AA rechargable Ni-MH bateries for K200d, you needed to add roughly 60g more (in total). (also you cannot put 2 pieces of R-CRV3 Li batteries to K200d becaue it is not allowed by the K200d battery compartment physically designed)

WBR. Anthon

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
On the K100D, you can assign the AE/L to stop down meter and set shutter speed accordingly. You can then adjust the shutter up or down using the wheel. This is the only way to meter the M lenses if you want to shoot at other than max aperture. Remember that M and M42 lenses have aperture set on lens only.
So would the green button function any differently? In my original post, I was referring to M and K lenses. I don't have any A's to play with.
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