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07-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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Prices of new gear is going up the world around. If money's tight, I'd highly recommend getting your stuff through this marketplace - prices here are much more affordable and you know what condition you're buying your gear in.

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Seems to me this happened as the K10D was phased out when the K20D was new...K10D prices rose as stock dwindled. In that case, we knew the K10D was being replaced; I was under the impression that the K-7 was not supposed to displace the K20D. Curiouser and curiouser...
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check out the k20d. there are some pretty sweet deals going around and it seems to be the best buy for $ right now.
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check out the k20d. there are some pretty sweet deals going around and it seems to be the best buy for $ right now.
walmart.com also has a very good price on K20 camera only. jim

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walmart.com also has a very good price on K20 camera only. jim
$599 for body only.

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I have one last question, the K200D has problems Autofocusing in low light, did they fix that with the K2000?
I have a K200D and it has no more problems than my K20D in low light.

K200D is a very nice little camera, very well made, and image quality is great.

You will not be disappointed :-)


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k2000?

I bought it for an "inside" camera, particularly owing to the inability of the K10D to get focus reliably indoors. Tungsten light was especially troublesome.

Although the K2000 focus is clearly faster, it's not necessarily more accurate. Without the red focus indication marker in the viewfinder, I've often inadvertently focused on the wrong spot. I am careful to use the center spot focus option but it's never clear which point in the center will be the "spot".

Your depth of field will be shallow shooting at 2.8 or so and very accurate focus is critical. If I'm shooting a family photo, I'll find later that I've focused on the picture on the wall behind them, alas. It may well be that I'm just an inept photographer.

If I will be using a flash for focus assist anyway, I'd choose the 200D for all the other advantages.

If you like the creative modes of the K2000, that's a different story. I'll do those in PSE so I don't see value there.

As always, YMMV.

Good luck. Just buy something and get shooting!
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Thanks you guys, but I've bought a K2000 just two days ago, it should ship to me on Tuesday. I bought the K2000 because the price was really really cheap and I had the best deal.

It was 414 bucks with the 18-55mm lenses kit so I had extra money leftover to buy a Hoya 52mm S-HMC UV-0 filter and a SanDisk Ultra II 4GB SDHC memory. I also bought a Pentax Holster Bag and 8 packs of Sanyo Eneloops with a charger. All these totalled up less than 520 dollars. Great stuff.

I also understand that the K20D has good deal at Wal-Mart but I don't have a lenses, this is going to be my first DSLR ever so I will need a lenses kit and 599 without a lenses is too much for me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
Although the K2000 focus is clearly faster, it's not necessarily more accurate. Without the red focus indication marker in the viewfinder, I've often inadvertently focused on the wrong spot. I am careful to use the center spot focus option but it's never clear which point in the center will be the "spot".
It's never clear with the focus indicator either - the actual AF sensor is much larger than the little red square. All the red sqaure does is fool you into thinking focus will be there when it might actually be anywhere in the general vicinity. Even using cameras that provide this feature, I have it turned off when using center point mode (as I always do). It's really only useful as general indicator of which point is being used in auto select mode.
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