K100d still a winner


laurencea

Link Posted 22/12/2010 - 21:30
the WWT (wildfowl and wetlands trust) ran a photo competition recently and two of my entries won in the regional categories (wetland landscape and quirky).

all the winning shots are here
link

and mine are the winners for the London centre.

both shots were taken with the K100d and that very camera can be seen in the winning 'people and wildlife' category entry for London as that's me in action!

the finals are in January and i don't hold out much hope, but i'm pleased to have scooped 2 wins with an old camera (one picture with the kit lens as well) and with absolutely no post processing (including cropping).

L
Pentax k100d, k30d 18-55, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 500 mirror, pentax 10-17, 50 1:4, a manual 28, some extension tubes and a bagful of memory cards. That's all i need... and a load of film cameras too... that's it, honest.

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 22/12/2010 - 22:15
Very well done indeed Laurence. Love the 'Stillness' shot and the humour in the quirky 'welcome' one- great stuff! Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

laurencea

Link Posted 22/12/2010 - 23:03
mine are called 'stillness' and 'welcome to WWT' and they're towards the final batch of entries.

cheers for the comments. i just take pictures for myself, so it's odd when something like this happens.
Pentax k100d, k30d 18-55, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 500 mirror, pentax 10-17, 50 1:4, a manual 28, some extension tubes and a bagful of memory cards. That's all i need... and a load of film cameras too... that's it, honest.

jps

Link Posted 22/12/2010 - 23:58
Thanks for posting that, Laurence. Two great shots, and nice to see you in action in the other entry.

I'm with you on the capabilities of the K100D - I have two and I love them. Despite owning "better" cameras I often find myself going back to the K100D - I try to ignore the small buffer and slightly clattery shutter, & it's always worth it as it takes fantastic pictures. I've printed larger than A2 from its 6MP files, and over 90% of the pictures on my website are K100D images: www.jsphotography.zenfolio.com (The rest are from the K20D, plus two are from a Canon S90.)

Congratulations again, Laurence, and all the best for the finals.

Jonathan

sam-joseph

Link Posted 23/12/2010 - 09:58
Nice shots Laurence. The lizard, in particular, is my kind of picture. I'm pleased to see someone else flying the K100D flag (bwichmawr has one too). Just one question. How does the K200D compare to the K100? I'm thinking of a slight upgrade next year (more pixels), and my limited budget will only stretch to a used K200 or maybe a K20D.
Regards
Sam-Joseph
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 23/12/2010 - 10:12
Well done. I like the 'Welcome' one as it seems a bit 'out of this world', if you get my drift.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

laurencea

Link Posted 23/12/2010 - 10:20
Thanks guys

Sam - i like the extra bits of the k200, the white balance adjustment that shows you what the shot would look like on the screen as you change the setting, etc. the ability to set the camera to take b&w is good... little things like that. the 200 is faster, certainly for focussing and the shutter is quieter - i did have an issue with the shutter scaring lizards and water voles, but they would get used to it and return. i think i'll be using the k100 until it falls apart.

yes, the k200d is a great camera... but... as jps above will probably agree with, the k100 has that 'thing'. the shots seem 'cleaner' somehow and it just makes the pictures seem more vibrant.

it's similar to music - the k200d has lots going on, but the k100 has space to let the notes flow around more.

i keep considering moving up to the big boys (K7,5 etc), but the 100 and 200 have all i need really and i don't get worried about lying in mud, rocks, logs, snow, etc to get shots with them. the weather resistant nature of the k200 did come into its own in a blizzard on saturday.
Pentax k100d, k30d 18-55, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 500 mirror, pentax 10-17, 50 1:4, a manual 28, some extension tubes and a bagful of memory cards. That's all i need... and a load of film cameras too... that's it, honest.
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