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04-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #16
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That's why I got a K20D...

I contemplated on buying a K-x to compliment my K10D BUT the lack of a select AF point option is just a major turn off for me.

From my initial testing, the K20D focuses much faster than the K10D in low light (not assisted by the 540FGZ's IR AF assist). Both for my Pentax and Sigma glass.

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K10 with 16-50 is great, but so is an old mf lens

Ok, so in a perfect world, the answer would be both, right, but I know what you are saying. So here is what I did.....

I got a K10 the first year they were out. Love the camera, but hate how it cannot focus at times in low light. After two years of using the kit 18-55 DA, I finally decided to take the plunge and get the 16-50 DA*. Is it a perfect lens, no, but I do like it and can tell you it is much better at low light than the kit.

But last year, I pulled out my old manual lenses because one of the reasons I got the K10 was so I could use them. Went online and purchased a focusing screen, which was real easy to install, then upgraded my 50mm 1.7 to a 50mm 1.4A and I have to say i can capture so much light now, at a fraction of the cost of its current AF equivalent
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QuoteOriginally posted by mazdamazda Quote
That's why I got a K20D...

I contemplated on buying a K-x to compliment my K10D BUT the lack of a select AF point option is just a major turn off for me.

From my initial testing, the K20D focuses much faster than the K10D in low light (not assisted by the 540FGZ's IR AF assist). Both for my Pentax and Sigma glass.
I can't say from personal experience, but I don't think the lack of AF options is a real problem. Or are you talking about the lack of LED lights on the viewfinder screen?
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I would be suggesting a better lens as well. F4 is not all the good for low light. You at least need a lens of about 1.8 or perhaps 2.0.
Not suggesting that an upgrade to a K7 or K-x would not be beneficial in the area of lowlight, but I would be checking out a wider lens first.

At least look into comparable costings. There are some good economic wide lens out there to be had for less than a new body.

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if you are shooting a lot low light photos,i think you should upgrade to a kx or k7. these two got better focus
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An upgrade to the K20d or K-x (around the same price) would help your low-night shooting alot more than a lens upgrade, imho.
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Thanks everyone! I decided to work on upgrading my lens. I rented a 50m f1.4 prime lens to test out for a week. I'll see how that works out!

Thanks again!
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