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08-03-2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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Get a K100D. The K110D does not have shake reduction. From what I can tell the shake reduction really does work. You can use all those beautiful lenses and collect a pile more. I got a K100D for 349.00 (Ebay) with a M42 adapter and a 1970's Russian (Mir) lens. I sold the lens and adapter for 35.00.

I understand the *ist has a brighter viewfinder (prism) versus the K100D (mirror). I do agree that manual focus through the K100D can be tough.

$350.00 or less and you're in business.

08-03-2008, 04:42 PM   #17
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Like rparmar mentioned, if you want something on a budget, then the K100D Super would be the best choice among the 6 megapixel Pentax DSLRs. I would avoid the *ist/K110D series simply because Shake Reduction is a must have feature. Moreover the jpeg quality from the K100D series is much better than the *ist series.

Please note that the *ist, K100D/K110D series are discontinued and the K100D Super is soon to be if not already off the shelves. That would leave the K200D as probably the one to go for. Personally I would choose it over the K10D, based on my previous experience on owning the K100D, K10D and K100D Super.
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Another good source for used bodies is KEH Camera: Used Cameras, Digital Cameras, Film Cameras, Laptop Computers and More.. Among other things, they have a couple of K100s for sale right now--priced at $299 and $325. I've dealt with them before and I've never had any problems with them, either in buying or returning items.

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