Pentaxian in mourning here


Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 18:06
Hello fellow Pentax users! I have been using pentax since I outgrew at Zenith SLR in my teens, but recently had the misfortune to have my P30 film SLR and my *istDL2, and an assortment of lenses, NICKED!

If my boat contents insurance had covered these items I would no doubt be looking to upgrade to a K20D; but they didn't, so I am considering second hand options or perhaps the K200D or K-m -- or even, perhaps going over to the dark side, and getting a N-k-n D60!

My stuff: link
[link=https://500px.com/will_brealey/[/link]

user_removed

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 18:10
Hi and welcome.
Hope you find a good pentax model.
Best wishes

Hardgravity

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 18:37
Welcome, I'll recommend the K200d, as for the P30 just watch Ebay they turn up at a reasonable price regularly.

On the other hand you could wait until the 'new' Pentax is announced at the end of the month and see what happens to the K20d price.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

ttk

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 19:00
Hi and welcome.
Tel,

ttk

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 19:02
Hardgravity wrote:
Welcome, I'll recommend the K200d, as for the P30 just watch Ebay they turn up at a reasonable price regularly.

On the other hand you could wait until the 'new' Pentax is announced at the end of the month and see what happens to the K20d price.

The new one might be announced at the end of the month but when will it be in the shops?
Tel,

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 19:31
Thanks for the welcome! I'm going on holiday soon so I might see if I can persuade my boss to sell me the office Pentax P50 (it hasn't been used since they got a C-n-n D400).

I see there are some very temptingly priced K10D's about. I haven't actually seen one in the flesh though, so I'm a little concerned about bulk; and the K200D seems to have the edge in terms of image quality (mark 2 lens, DR, and noise control options) and would be a nice compact package with a fast manual lens on the front. (I like street photography!)
[link=https://500px.com/will_brealey/[/link]

Thordell

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 20:37
Hardgravity wrote:
Welcome, I'll recommend the K200d, as for the P30 just watch Ebay they turn up at a reasonable price regularly.

Might even get your own back
Jackie H
K7, K20D, istDS, Optio SV, ME
Most used glass
50mm f1.4, 60-250mm, 28-80mm,
Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro & Bertha 50-500

misiek_knm

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 21:59
Hello and welcome Interesting, how many 'Pentaxians' used Zenit cameras before (I also did).
Kind regards,
Michal R. Hoffmann
K20D, DA 16-45mm, A 50mm F/1:1.4, DA 55-300mm; flash Pentax AF240Z

tomkeet

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 22:29
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Regards
Tom

K-3iii's, K-3ii.
SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM, SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 400mm IF & ED,
HD PENTAX-D FA 1:4.5-5.6 150-450mm ED DC AW, HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 250-600mm ED[IF],
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301

Greytop

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 23:44
Hi Will,

Welcome to the forum, very sorry to hear about your gear being stolen
It's sickening when someone feels they have a right to take somebody else's hard earned property
Regards Huw

flickr

mr.mellow

Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 23:52
Hello Will and welcome to the forum.
You have my sympathy as I was once burgled and had all my photography gear taken.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link

sanderscapes

Link Posted 07/05/2009 - 06:29
Hi and welcome sorry about your gear

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 19:23
Was very interested in Piotro's K10D for the price he was asking, but was pipped at the post. The K200D therefore won out, and I picked up a 'nearly new' one from ebay, along with a 'cheap as chips' 50mm f.2 to celebrate!

Add in my 80-200mm SMCA and 17mm Tokina, and I'm now kitted up and ready to do some shooting! (When the camera arrives lol)
[link=https://500px.com/will_brealey/[/link]

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 19:24
Yeah, I know, my kit's not exactly stellar... but I get a kick out of how little it cost me
[link=https://500px.com/will_brealey/[/link]

sanderscapes

Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 20:09
Glad your back and clickin
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