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06-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #1
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Learning curve?

I currently own a K100DS, will I be overwhelmed going to a K-7 or K20?

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06-06-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Without seeing any of your photographs, that's not an easy question to answer.
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Without seeing any of your photographs, that's not an easy question to answer.


I do a lot of macro, the extra MP would be a big advantage for cropping.

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ALSO!

The better VF would be a big advantage as i'm using a manual macro lens (Vivitar 105mm S1)

Thanks again,
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06-06-2009, 08:27 PM   #5
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I don't think K20 will be too much for you to handle. K-7, I don't know, I wouldn't think so though.
Main difference is going to be cost to you I would think, K-7 is nearly twice the price of the K20.
06-06-2009, 09:04 PM   #6
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Raybo... you will be fine.

The sensor and VF on the K20 is really a macro plus.

If you can afford the money and want to wait... there are lots of good reasons to get the K7

But I found the K20 to be a really big improvement over my K100d, especially for the extra cropping of that great sensor.

PS Great work on the dime shot... Silver coins are a bear and the color / detail on that one is nice.
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Raybo... you will be fine.

The sensor and VF on the K20 is really a macro plus.

If you can afford the money and want to wait... there are lots of good reasons to get the K7

But I found the K20 to be a really big improvement over my K100d, especially for the extra cropping of that great sensor.

PS Great work on the dime shot... Silver coins are a bear and the color / detail on that one is nice.

Thanks Igilligan.

That image is a Jpeg right out of my camera (coins are one of my other hobbies).
I think my heart is set on the K-7, i'm going to enjoy my eyesight as long as I still have some amount of it left.

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06-07-2009, 01:17 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
Raybo... you will be fine.

The sensor and VF on the K20 is really a macro plus.

If you can afford the money and want to wait... there are lots of good reasons to get the K7

But I found the K20 to be a really big improvement over my K100d, especially for the extra cropping of that great sensor.

PS Great work on the dime shot... Silver coins are a bear and the color / detail on that one is nice.
Agree with Igilligan with the proviso that I wouldn't expect the pure RAW IQ of the K-7 to be much different to the K20D. Basically same sensor, made room for two extra output channels GGRB hence 5.2 fps but same light buckets and pitch.

Better LV would probably be an asset for Macro, though.

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K20D will not be too advanced. I got my K20D as my first dslr and it was np to get used to it.

And for your macro works the Live view will be excellent.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
I currently own a K100DS, will I be overwhelmed going to a K-7 or K20?
I would think of the K7 as being a superset of the K100DS. Everything you're able to do on the K100 you'll also be able to do on the K7, and while a few buttons and menu items may be in different places, that's not really something that I'd consider a "learning curve".

The K7 can also do a lot MORE than the K100DS, but you can ease into that stuff as quickly or as slowly as you want. You not forced to use the features just because they're there - so I wouldn't be concerned that it's too much for you to handle.
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Do you know what aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are, and how to control them using th basic exposure modes (P, Av, Tv, M)?

If so, then all DSLR's are equally simple.
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I started with the K100, then the K10 then decided I wanted an istDL for a dedicated bellows setup with 105mm and the ist stepack caused me more problems than my next venture with the K20 and recently picked up a NIB K100 super. So I have to stop and think every time I grab a camera bag. Fortunally they all use the same color button to trip the shutter. jim
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
all DSLR's are equally simple.
I'm with Marc here. All DSLR are equally simple when you understand the basics.

Some just use more buttons to get there. But the K20D should be fairly easy. My first DSLR was the K10D and my shots are not any worst than they would have been with any other DSLR.
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