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11-10-2008, 01:54 PM   #61
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I pulled the trigger last Friday on Amazon. I'm sure the price will keep dropping (isn't that always the case with new electronics?) but I had to get it eventually.

Now I just have to decide what to do with my K100D. I don't think they have much resale value so I'm considering keeping it around as a backup, but if it's just going to collect dust, maybe a couple hundred dollars is worth selling it for.

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I pulled the trigger last Friday on Amazon. I'm sure the price will keep dropping (isn't that always the case with new electronics?) but I had to get it eventually.

Now I just have to decide what to do with my K100D. I don't think they have much resale value so I'm considering keeping it around as a backup, but if it's just going to collect dust, maybe a couple hundred dollars is worth selling it for.
It would be handy to keep around, there might be occasions when you don't want to change lenses because of the conditions. You just pick the two lenses you're going to use and away you go.
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I just bought one locally (here in New Zealand) via an official reseller for about $1000 US, which I was pretty happy with - I've been told the price is in fact going UP here, due to our dollar collapsing against the Yen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
It would be handy to keep around, there might be occasions when you don't want to change lenses because of the conditions. You just pick the two lenses you're going to use and away you go.
This is veering pretty off-topic, but generally speaking, is it better to have the faster/higher resolution body on the wider angle or more telephoto lens? Is there a consensus on that?

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QuoteOriginally posted by lunelson Quote
This is veering pretty off-topic, but generally speaking, is it better to have the faster/higher resolution body on the wider angle or more telephoto lens? Is there a consensus on that?
This will vary depending on use and goals. I usually keep a macro such as the Sigma 105mm or DA 35mm on my highest res camera and something general purpose on the other. The general purpose will depend on the outing however. If I'm doing something like sports, then I'd have the 55-300mm on the higher res camera and 35-70mm on the lower res.

It ultimately depends on what YOU hope to accomplish.
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Ok, I bit the bullet. I ordered the K20D from eBay using that cashback deal. Hopefully it will work. Purchase price was $785 including shipping and the cashback amount was $196 for a total of $589. the dealer replied quickly and said it was a USA body and he is an authorized Pentax dealer. We'll see. Hopefully it all works out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lunelson Quote
This is veering pretty off-topic, but generally speaking, is it better to have the faster/higher resolution body on the wider angle or more telephoto lens? Is there a consensus on that?
For me, it depends on what I may want to end up cropping, but usually I go with the 12-24 on the K20D, and the Tammy 28-75, DA 50-135, Tammy 70-200, or some telephoto prime on the K100D. But I've reversed that too when shooting sports & stuff that I know I want to crop.

Having a fast new zoom on one camera and a Super Takumar or K/M/A prime on the other gets you into photographic nirvana, though.

It might be worth it to just keep the K100D as a backup body, depending on the lenses you have. Of course, if you drop your K20D in a lake, you'll be glad you have a backup.


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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
For me, it depends on what I may want to end up cropping, but usually I go with the 12-24 on the K20D, and the Tammy 28-75, DA 50-135, Tammy 70-200, or some telephoto prime on the K100D. But I've reversed that too when shooting sports & stuff that I know I want to crop.

Having a fast new zoom on one camera and a Super Takumar on the other gets you into photographic nirvana, though.

It might be worth it to just keep the K100D as a backup body, depending on the lenses you have. Of course, if you drop your K20D in a lake, you'll be glad you have a backup.


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who in the world would drop their K20D into a lake just because its weather sealed?

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who in the world would drop their K20D into a lake just because its weather sealed?
Only a true idiot.


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QuoteOriginally posted by craig1024 Quote
The improved high ISO performance was a big seller for me.

Just checked buydig.com and it is now $774.95 with free 4GB memory card. Down another $5 from last week.
Now the price at buydig.com is $759 and the add states "Receive a Pentax SLR Gadget bag and Extended Warranty for free with the purchase of any K20D Digital SLR Body or Kit!
Get a free Sandisk 4Gig SD Memory Card with the purchase of this camera."

Looks like I will be getting a K20D for Christmas.
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Hopefuly I am giving thanks for my new K20 (and many other things) on or about the 27th.

I just don't think I can say no anymore. This is about 250$ less the what I paid for the K10. I think this maybe a good cycle to be in, I have had my K10 since christmas of 06 and I have taken about 65K pictures. I will keep the K10 for my second and look to buy the K30 or K40 in two to three years when the price is going down on it.

I dont need all the hot ticket items right away. But I can't wait forever.

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Bought today

Well I bought today, i was watching prices for weeks now and that was the best price I could get over here in Germany

K20D, Double Kit DA 18-55 AL II, DA 50-200 and a Pentax Cross Over Bag: 1,116 US$ (890 Euros) as of today. I am still happy as a pig. The List Price for this type of kit over here is 1,881 US$ (1500 Euros).

So with the money saved I got me a Hoya UV Filter, Cable Remote, Handgrip, Velbon 750R and a Novoflex Bellow (I was so looking forward to that) from ebay.

Just praying the weather will get any better now. The only thing missing at the moment would be a decent lens for the bellow.
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I wonder if I cna hold out until the K30... I mean, I know I can from the 'need' standpoint, but its the 'want' that always gets me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
I wonder if I cna hold out until the K30... I mean, I know I can from the 'need' standpoint, but its the 'want' that always gets me.
Jay,

Buy a K20D for $750 new, sell it for $450 in 12 months when the K30 appears, that's $300 for 12 months of use. That's $25/month to own a K20D until the K30 is available.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Jay,

Buy a K20D for $750 new, sell it for $450 in 12 months when the K30 appears, that's $300 for 12 months of use. That's $25/month to own a K20D until the K30 is available.

That help?




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thats true but dont forget that to get the K30D, you most likely would have fork out $1200.00 + $450.00 to get it

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