Getting to grips with a K20


Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 16:25
They're not brilliant I know, 'tis going to take a while to get to know this camera properly.

I've only had it since Thursday and today is the first day I've been able to get out properly with it.

Boring butterflies I'm afraid.

Oh and a bee,

There are more knobs and buttons than on the Kr and I've only just got used to which does what. Hopefully it will all come instinctively as it used to on the kr eventually.

It has also surprised me how I must have allowed for the fact that the kr doesn't show the whole shot in the view finder. As I can see more of the shot through the view finder on the K20 it's taking a while to get the compositions right.

So far I like this camera a lot.

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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 16:34
They look pretty good to me Charlotte, especially #1 and #4. Have you given up on the K-r now and sent it back to Amazon, or is this still ongoing?


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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 16:49
Thanks David,
I'm still trying to get something sorted out about the kr with Amazon. I've got to write to their CEO tomorrow.

This K20 has been donated to me by an extremely generous gentleman - I'm starting to prefer it to the kr actually.

'tis a bit heavy though.
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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 16:53
Nicely done Charlotte. the second one especially fo me.

The 20 is a different animal - I went the other way around - K20 to Kr (whilst saving for a K5). Of all my Pentax DSLRs - aside from the K5 - the 20 was certainly my favourite and I still miss it. I am sure you will tame it and turn out some stunning shots with it.

No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more


Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 17:05
Very nice shots Charlotte. Well done.

Hope you get a satisfactory outcome from your dealings with Amazon. I've long been of the opinion that manufacturers should be required to give as standard a warranty of several years on a DSLR costing hundreds of pounds. Seems a retrograde step to me that the cost of the digital equivalent of 35mm SLR is not only substantially more expensive but only lasts about half as long...


Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 19:50
Looks like you have got the hang of it Charlotte - nice shots

I have the K10 and like the weight of it but can see why some may not
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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 20:51
Thanks everyone,
I have very tiny wrists Stuey, I'm sure once the muscles have got used to the extra weight I won't notice it any more.

Thanks for your good wishes Karlo, at least I'm not cameraless now though.

Thanks carl,
Is it usual for the k20 to be slow to write to the card. It was fairly instantaneous with the kr but I noticed today that it takes noticeable amount of time on the k20.

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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 21:15
there not brilliant i know They are so much better than i have managed


Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 21:40
You can never have to many butterflies Charlotte and they're never boring. Yours are beautiful. What focal length did you capture these at ?
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Link Posted 17/09/2012 - 09:59
Thanks Peter, your username made me giggle, that's what I've been saying about the k20 over the last couple of days.

Hi Defragged, Thank you for your kind comments. These were all taken with the DFA 100mm macro lens at various magnification.

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Link Posted 17/09/2012 - 10:15
The K20 is cumbersome compared to the Kr, I think you've done well in getting these out of it so quickly, that first shot is a cracker but is it the angle of view or had the poor thing lost an antennae?
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Link Posted 17/09/2012 - 10:22
Thanks Alan,
It's the angle of view, the 'missing' antennae is pointing directly at the camera.

I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it - I wouldn't have posted it if I had seen it.

I need to go to the French equivalent of Specs Savers.
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Link Posted 17/09/2012 - 11:06
Lovely set Charlotte, I would have been very pleased to have taken any of them

Last Edited by tyronet2000 on 17/09/2012 - 11:07


Link Posted 17/09/2012 - 18:19
Thanks Stan

I love the squirrels on your website - that lens suits you.
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Link Posted 17/09/2012 - 20:12
I wouldn't have posted it if I had seen it.

That would have been our loss, it's far from perfect but the butterfly itself has been beautifully captured, were this my shot it would be one of those rare occasions when I'd go to town with photoshop on that rather distracting background, I may even be tempted to cheat and copy that other antennae across
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