pentax k7


pentaxanne

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 19:12
hi all im lookin at buying a k7 and just wondered who has taken the step from a k20 up to the k7 and i it was worth it, i have a k200d but i did have a k20d witch i had to sell(needed the money).

iceblinker

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 19:45
I upgraded to the K-7 from a K20D. I should have waited longer for the price to drop more, but I'm happy with the camera.

Even if you're not interested in making videos, all the little extra features and improvements add up to make the camera more enjoyable to use. For example, the electronic spirit level is so handy that I wouldn't want to be without it now.
~Pete
Last Edited by iceblinker on 12/03/2010 - 19:46

Greytop

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:00
It's a lovely camera Anne, I upgraded from the K20D as soon as the K-7 was released and haven't regretted it.
Regards Huw

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pentaxanne

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:25
thanks pete and huw, any pics taken would be great,

Kenty

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:29
Hi Anne
I upgraded from the K10D and it's really been worth it - still working my way through some of the extra features!! There's a huge instruction manual!!

I love it.

Cheers

John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

pentaxanne

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:37
Kenty wrote:
Hi Anne
I upgraded from the K10D and it's really been worth it - still working my way through some of the extra features!! There's a huge instruction manual!!

I love it.

Cheers

John

thanks john.

Greytop

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:57
pentaxanne wrote:
thanks pete and huw, any pics taken would be great,

Not wanting to blow any kind of trumpet

but if you take a look in my gallery I think all the images back to 'Pink and Green' were taken with the K-7.
Regards Huw

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Hyram

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 21:12
pentaxanne wrote:
hi all im lookin at buying a k7 and just wondered who has taken the step from a k20 up to the k7 and i it was worth it, i have a k200d but i did have a k20d witch i had to sell(needed the money).

I bought another K20D instead of a K7.
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

Anvh

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 21:20
I believe image quality is so good as the same and you wouldn't see a difference with the small photos here on the forum.
However from what I know with some playing around the K7 does handle differently and I like it, enough for me to get it over the K20D that is.

So go to a shop and hold a K7 in your hands, only then you would know which one you want.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

pentaxanne

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 22:02
Hyram wrote:
pentaxanne wrote:
hi all im lookin at buying a k7 and just wondered who has taken the step from a k20 up to the k7 and i it was worth it, i have a k200d but i did have a k20d witch i had to sell(needed the money).

I bought another K20D instead of a K7.

if you dont mind me asking why is that.

pentaxanne

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 22:06
Anvh wrote:
I believe image quality is so good as the same and you wouldn't see a difference with the small photos here on the forum.
However from what I know with some playing around the K7 does handle differently and I like it, enough for me to get it over the K20D that is.

So go to a shop and hold a K7 in your hands, only then you would know which one you want.

hi stefan i liked the k20 it felt great and handled well, not had a chance with a k7(but will do sone hopefully)
than i can compare it to my k200 and my other camera.

Glover

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 22:12
I was really considering the K7 but in the end decided on the kx, its got many of the same features and better iso/low light capabilities. i would of been gutted having spent the extra on the k7 for them to come out with a better one in a few months with the capabilities that the kx has. i've bought the kx with a view to see whats out in about a year (as in a k7 replacement/upgrade) then look at my options.

I read a lot of reviews and compared the 2, had a play with both, although i do like the k7 very much i still feel i made a better choice.
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1
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nass

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 22:21
Strange, and sad, isn't it. How their flagship dslr has been undercut by the k-x.
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

pentaxanne

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 22:30
but has it, as the kx is lower mp witch will cause less noise, and also i have seen somewhere that they have sneaked iso improvments into the firmare updates not sure how true that is, also seen the latest review on ephotozone where the reviewer states that it has been improved from the original tests,
i thought the k20d iso control was very good and i got many a good shot at iso 1600,
Last Edited by pentaxanne on 12/03/2010 - 22:32

Anvh

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 23:45
nass wrote:
Strange, and sad, isn't it. How their flagship dslr has been undercut by the k-x.

Depends and what you find important, for studio or good light photography the K20D and K7 give you the most quality although with low light the K-X win.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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