A&P Thinking of getting the Pentax K100D

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  1. nozoki

    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Anyone familiar with it? Gets great reviews, especially for a 6MP DSLR.
     
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    Pentax is a fine camera. If it suits your preferences and fills the needs for what you'll be shooting, get it an enjoy it. Who cares what the rest of us think? It's YOUR money.
     
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    It's a nice camera. I wish I had shelled out for the K10D, but other than that I have no complaints.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Yeah, I was eyeballing that one too. I can get the K100D for $395 after rebate, and the K10D is $700 after rebate. Still a great price, but I'm not loaded, and I figure in a year or so I'll be able to pick up the K10 body for a lot less or be in a position to buy the K20D or whatever the next gen will be.

    Edit: And I'm usually a Canon sackrider myself. Was looking at the XTi for the longest time until I read a review for this Pentax on dpreview.com
     
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    I just ordered one last week from buydig.com, $445 w/free shipping, before the $50 rebate. From the limited experience I have using one of my friend's, it's a great camera, especially for the price. I can't really see the advantage a 300D or D40/50 has over the K100D. Plus you can use any pentax lense ever made, and there are some very inexpensive older (high quality) lenses to take advantage of.
     
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    Yeah, the k10d is a badass camera. I bought my d80 about a month before it came out, bit if it had been out, I would have lost sleep over the decision.

    I wasn't a fan of the xti in my hands. It just didn't feel right. Too small, no top lcd, buttons in odd places, strange eletronic shutter sound... Just didnt' work for me.

    Just remember that the difference between 6 and 10mp's is a lot less than the difference between quality glass and the kit lens.

    Spend your $$ on glass, and then plan on upgrading the body.
     
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    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Put the order in tonight. My first foray into the world of DSLR.
     
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    Please don't post pictures of flowers or street signs when get it.
     
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    oh hi I'm just here to sackride canon :embd:
     
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    Congratulations.

    Check your local camera stores for used, manual focus lenses. The old 50mm primes are cheap and very sharp. You can use any bayonet (K) mount lens, and any screw-mount lens with an adapter. Ka lenses (with an "A" position on the aperture ring) will be the easiest to meter, but you can use the exposure lock/compensation button on the back to stop-down meter older lenses.

    Heck, I've even used my old Nikkor non-AI 50mm f1.4 on my K100D.
     
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    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Yeah, I just got the kit lens because I figure I can find some good used glass for cheap.
     

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