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07-31-2009, 09:05 AM   #16
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i'd go with more glass. then wait for the price of the k-7 to drop.

i had a k10 but i replaced it with a k2000.
i'll wait for the k-7 prices to come down

07-31-2009, 07:04 PM   #17
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I guess the question is what features would you want on the K7 that the K20 doesn't have. The K20 is a really nice camera and image quality is only minimally changed from it to the K7. The other features -- video, sturdier body, new filters, faster auto focus are the reason to update to the K7. If these aren't that important to you, then get the K20 -- its an awesome camera, particularly for around 600 dollars. If they are, then save and wait on the K7 to hit whatever "magic" price you think it is worth.

That said, I would go for a DA* 50-135 and the DA 35 limited. Both are amazing lenses in their own way. I don't think of glass as an investment, but it certainly can last a lot longer than a body will.
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Definitely the K20D and the 50-135. It is a no brainer.
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K20D and 50-135mm for sure... the K-7 can wait.

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I had the exact same choice to make...I decided to go for the K20D now (oh, I did not already have a K10D though) and a bunch of good glass. So, in a week I sold all my Canon gear and bought my Pentax stuff feet first in the deep end...sorta deep anyway.

I bought the K20D at Amazon, a 50-135, FA 77ltd Silver, FA 43ltd Silver and a DA 35ltd Macro. My thought was simple, the K20d is a fine body and will serve me well for the months until the K7 drops to a reasonable price. I say I am holding out for <= US$899 then again ??? I will sell the K20D and not lose that much while I would be saving $400 on the K7 and probably lose just $50-$100 on the K20D so I get a net savings of $300-$350 or a nice bit of cash to put toward both a longer zoom lens as a wider zoom lens. Of course I have to add that 31ltd Silver just because I have the other too, by pure luck BTW...

Now it seems the added bonus is there seem to be a fair number of gremlins needing chased out of the K7...I get to avoid that as well.

If I had the K10D already, I would buy another better lens (or more depending) with the $600ish the K20D would have cost.

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