My K20D will be arriving tomorrow!


Snootchies

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 13:54
Can someone just push a FF button or something???

With it will be the 18-55M KII and DA 55-300.

I've already got an additional memory card, polarising filter for the 18-55, skylight filter for the 55-300 and spare battery. (Battery Grip next on the shopping list, and shortly after a 50mm 1.4)

I'll probably go completely beserk with the camera at the weekend - and will be taking a day off next week depending on which has the best forecast (looks like Wednesday at the moment).

So i'll share some piccies with you all real soon.

I have'nt felt like this since being a kid at christmas!!!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link

shaks

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 14:08
Congrats. Mine arrived yesterday. It's gorgeous. Going on a day trip tomorrow o will hopefully have something to show.

ttk

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 14:44
Congrats Before you go beserk read the manual at least once.
Tel,

Snootchies

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 15:06
Terry you are asking a bit too much there are'nt you?

Actually - that's a good activity to do whilst charging the battery!!!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link

shaks

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 15:09
You'll have to change your signature now.

Snootchies

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 15:15
Well...I dont have it quite yet - but yes, why not!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link

Greytop

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 15:32
Yes you will love the K20D, I (almost) haven't put mine down since I got it last week (been checking out the DA* 16-50).
Today my O-ME53 1.2x Magnifying Eyecup arrived a nice little extra.
Regards Huw

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Snootchies

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 15:49
Greytop - I forgot to add the eyecup to my list of things to get!

What's it like?

Though I must say i'm jealous of the DA* 16-50!!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link
Last Edited by Snootchies on 21/01/2009 - 15:50

hefty1

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 16:16
Greytop wrote:
Today my O-ME53 1.2x Magnifying Eyecup arrived a nice little extra.

I'm not sure about 4/3 stuff, but Pentax viewfinder equipment (magnifiers, cups, angle finders, etc) is fully interchangeable with accessories designed for the Olympus OM system. It'd be interesting to know if your new eyecup fits your E-510?
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Greytop

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 16:31
First impressions are that it is quite a significant increase in VF area. The K20D VF was not small to start with but now it is panoramic! The optical quality seems to be good with no visible distortions. Brightness may be very slightly down but then it is overcast today (if it is down it is by a very small amount).
The only negative is that I can't quite see the whole VF unless I position my eye very close the the O-ME53. At my normal viewing position there is a very slight vignetting effect in the corners. Move your eye point around very slightly and you can see all the VF.
The O-ME53 is well made with a flexible rubber outside. It sits back a little further on the camera body which means your nose / cheek bone has a little more space. Also there is more clearance around the Diopter adjuster than with the standard eye cup.
Overall I would say it's a worth while addition to the K20D and I will be keeping on my camera.
Regards Huw

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Last Edited by Greytop on 21/01/2009 - 18:43

user_removed

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 16:34
How about a bigger camera bag ?
best wishes

Snootchies

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 17:15
Yes, a bigger camera bag may be required Vikram!

Thanks for your thoughts on the eyecup Greytop; definitely one to get methinks...
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link

Greytop

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 17:45
Bob, I thought you may be interested in some photos of my K20D with the O-ME53 fitted.







Hefty, yes as a matter of fact I already have the ME-1 for my E-510, I haven't yet tried the Pentax one on my E-510 but I did try to fit my Oly ME-1 on my K20D last night and it seemed a little tight so didn't force it.

Both my cameras with Eye cup / magnifier upgrades.






Regards Huw

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Hyram

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 18:00
Snootchies wrote:
Greytop - I forgot to add the eyecup to my list of things to get!

What's it like?


Excellent - never take them off
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

hefty1

Link Posted 21/01/2009 - 18:10
Greytop wrote:
Hefty, yes as a matter of fact I already have the ME-1 for my E-510, I haven't yet tried the Pentax one on my E-510 but I did try to fit my Oly ME-1 on my K20D last night and it seemed a little tight so didn't force it.

Thanks for that, I wasn't sure if Oly had made the 4/3 cameras compatible with OM accessories - looks like the answer's no. Some accessories like the Pentax Refconvertor (right angle finder) fetch 3 or 4 times the amount of the Oly OM equivalents and I've always got an eye out for ways to save some pennies...
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