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09-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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OK guys, here's the question. I've sold a bunch of stuff and getting ready to buy a new camera. The question is would you buy another K10, already have one and love it, or do you move up to the K20? I've started to do a few weddings and other events and I really feel the need to have a second camera. I'm just looking to buy a body as I already have a few lens. I've got about $1500.00 to play with so the price of the K20 is not a big deal. Any of you guys that have moved up to the K20 is it worth the extra money of would I be better off th get another K10 and more glass?

09-24-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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I had the K10D and recently moved up to the K20D. I would do it again. I love the better ISO performance and the ability to adjust the focusing of different lenses. Also having a few extra MP will allow me to crop a little more
Live view is a mixed bag, but it's starting to grow on me..
I sold my K10D and picked up a used K20D, so the price differernce wasnt too bad for me...
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I have the K10D and I like it a lot. I wanted to step up from the ist DL to more options. I don't know too much about the K20D, but if you are photographing weddings and have the $ to spend, the K20D may benefit you. Of course the experts say to buy the most expensive lens you can afford. The camera body is not as important as the glass you are using.
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I came from a K100D so my word is nothing short of zealousy, ignore me.
But the K20D is really impressing me every day, like mhertel said, ISO performance (treated my airshow shoot very well!)

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Yep go for the K20. People dont seem to realize how much more camera they are getting with the K20.
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I shoot the K100D, so I can't offer any advice to you. Just wanted to say hello to a fellow Virginian. I'm in Gainesville. Welcome to a great forum.

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09-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Bodies come and go, glass is forever, well at least with Pentax it is, just buy the best glass you can afford.
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I have a K10D and would make the same purchase in a heartbeat. Good, fast glass can't be beat for indoor/low light shots, but a body with clean higher speed ISO might get you farther. So the K20D might be a better option for wedding shooting.

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I use both K10D and K20D and the K10D high ISO is pretty good IF YOU DON'T UNDEREXPOSE, but the K20D is in a class of it's own when it comes to high ISO, so for myself, I wouldn't do a wedding any more with just the K10D. I use both, and they both have pluses and minuses, but they complement each other real well. And there is hardly any adaptation, since they are so close. But having two identical cameras has it's advantages, too. If they both are set the same, it is a lot easier to do batch processing and printing. The choice is yours, so choose wisely! Good luck!
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Have two K10D's. I would like to have the K20D, not for the high ISO, but for the focus adjustment options.
When I decided to buy a used K10D and not a new K20D, the K10D body was 5-600USD and the K20D was over 1000USD(1700USD in Norway!).
So I spent 720USD(w/S&H and tax) on a K10D body and 1100USD on a flash and two new primes. But that's me.

You have some good lenses. Buy the K20D. The higher ISO and the focus adjustment options will come in handy with your lenses.
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IOf course the experts say to buy the most expensive lens you can afford. The camera body is not as important as the glass you are using.
I believe it is "best" lens for the job, not "most expensive" - and "best" varies according to who you talk to :-(

To the OP, since money is not the issue, why not upgrade to the newer sensor? And you might just find a use for 21FPS jpgs as well (they just about fill a 19" monitor at 100%)
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I moved from the K10D to the K20D and really love it. I missed the high ISO capability of my K100D when I bought my K10D, so the K20D gives me the best of both worlds. Actually, the high ISO on the K20D is better than the K100D, in my opinion.

All the other great controls of the K10D are in the K20D, but some are tweaked to make them better. Plus there are new features (lens adjustments for one) that just make it a better camera overall. If you have the money, you won't be dissappointed by the K20D.
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I own the K10D and would ask that you buy two K20D's. One for yourself and one for me!
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm pretty sure I'm going for the K20. Actually got more money than I thought I'd get for the stuff I sold.
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Hey Tom,
I'm in the Richmond area. good to meet you

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