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09-08-2008, 06:28 AM   #1
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If I purchase a K20D would there be any reason to keep my K10D and my K100D other than as a backup if the K20D has to be repaired?

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09-08-2008, 06:35 AM   #2
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It can depend on a couple of things. Do you want to shoot events, weddings or other paid work. Then yes keep at least the K10D.

Second would be rougher weather shooting. Say in winter you want to go out for the day. You can have your primary lens on the K20D and a secondary lens on the K10D. That way you avoid lens changes outside where water,dust etc get inside the body.
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Yes, if you want too.


But seriously, if you can use them, keep them. If not sell them. However, as a Portrait and Wedding Photographer, I like to have as many cameras as possible.

I have 2 K20Ds, a canon 20D and a Canon g9.

If you don't have the need for a backup, sell the K100 and keep the K10D it's a great camera, and I regret selling the two that I had.
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I pondered selling my K10D for about a day, to facilitate getting the 50-135 a little faster, but in the end I like having 2 bodies and I can hold off a while longer on the 50-135.

OMG! I just realized I haven't bought anything new in over six weeks!!! *gasp*

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With 2 cameras you can have 2 different lenses, like a zoom on the 20 and maybe a wide angle or a fast lens on the 10, or one with the flash one without or any combination. It winds up being a real time saver since you don't need to change lenses, just change cameras and sometimes can save the day and allow you to get the shot. Keep one in your hand the other around your neck. Convenient if your doing paid gigs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jbrowning Quote
If I purchase a K20D would there be any reason to keep my K10D and my K100D other than as a backup if the K20D has to be repaired?

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I'd keep K100D - smaller and lighter... put some small lens on it and take it to the place where you do not want to take that bulky K20D...
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I do shoot my sons basketball games indoors. I was actually thinking with the 20 not having the noise problems as the 10 I would only need one camera body. That is my main reason for wanting to get the k20d. I also like photographing the moon and the noise on the 10 is really bugging me. After taking the noise out in PP the moon starts getting a little fuzzy to me. I also like photographing nature/macro flowers. I always look too grumpy to do anyones portraits. See. lol

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No. There is no reason to keep that old worn out K10D. Send it to me. I'll make sure that it is disposed of properly.

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I eventually want to have 2 bodies to reduce lens changes in situations where lens changing isn't wise or otherwise practical. I definitely want to upgrade to at least the K20 (if not 30), and keep my K10 (unless Pentax comes out with a smaller body at Photokina).

As to whether you should keep the K10 or K100 would also depend on how important having 10mp vs. 6mp is to you.

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It's Done

Welp I just went out and helped the economy by buying the K20D. Now to start reading the manual.

Thanks everyone. I know the answer is up to me about keeping either for a backup. But you reassured me that the K20D can do everything the 10 and 100 can do.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jbrowning Quote
Welp I just went out and helped the economy by buying the K20D. Now to start reading the manual.

Thanks everyone. I know the answer is up to me about keeping either for a backup. But you reassured me that the K20D can do everything the 10 and 100 can do.

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WooHoo! Congrats on the lighter wallet!
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Speaking of which, could someone pretty please explain to me what "program line" is, or what it does. I see in the custom menus you can have program line for Speed,Aperture and "MTF" (whatever that is?)

Also, in the custom image mode settings, what is the "default". i have changed mine for various situations, and now i need a "standard" back.
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Marlon, Program line is the default you want the camera to be set at. So for shutter speed, the camera will go to the highest shutter speed it can for the scene. For aperture, it will try to stop the lens down as much as possible to give the greatest depth of field (DOF). For MTF, modern AF lenses have a chip in them that tells the camera what lens it is and the engineers have tested and designed the lens to be at it's optical best at a certain f stop. That data is programmed into the Pentax lens. So the MTF setting will have the camera choose the best aperture setting to get the sharpest image from the given lens and adjust shutter speeds to correspond with that setting. That is, as much as the latitude of the scene light levels allow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
As to whether you should keep the K10 or K100 would also depend on how important having 10mp vs. 6mp is to you.
More pixels are great for cropping or very large prints, don't matter much otherwise. OTOH the K100D has lower noise at high ISO, which matters more to me.

I intended to leave the 50mm 1.4 on my K100DS after I upgraded to a K20D, but I find I need the 50mm with me at all times, so that didn't work out. I mounted the 18-250mm on the K100DS and my wife uses it as a large p&s.
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