Upgrade from istDL


Eagle12

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:03
I'm thinking of upgrading from my istDL in the very near future.
Recommendations please.

ChrisA

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:37
There are all sorts of options.

You could start at about 150 (at a guess) for a second-hand K10D body, or go all the way up to the K-5 at about 750 for just the body.

Hard to advise though, without an idea of your budget and aspirations.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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johnriley

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:38
The K-r is an obvious choice, unless you need weather sealing, in which case the K-7 or K-5, depending on availablity and budget.
Best regards, John

Father Ted

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:48
ChrisA wrote:
There are all sorts of options.

You could start at about 150 (at a guess) for a second-hand K10D body, or go all the way up to the K-5 at about 750 for just the body.

Hard to advise though, without an idea of your budget and aspirations.

What does the K10 give over an istDL?
Just in case I can sneak one passed the mrs
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Eagle12

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:51
Thanks for the comments, ChrisA and JR.
The K-5 sounds nice and would be an option if it was about 300 cheaper.
I will look into the K-r and the K10D.
Budget is between 300 - 400.

ChrisA

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:53
Eagle12 wrote:
Thanks for the comments, ChrisA and JR.
The K-5 sounds nice and would be an option if it was about 300 cheaper.
I will look into the K-r and the K10D.
Budget is between 300 - 400.

Well, there's also the K20D secondhand, which would be more than the K10D, but less than a new K-r. Lots of people here moved to the K20D from the K10D, so there'll be lot of people to comment on that option.

I went from the K10D to the K-5 recently, so I know nothing about anything inbetween.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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ChrisA

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 12:57
Father Ted wrote:
What does the K10 give over an istDL?
Just in case I can sneak one passed the mrs

Well the things that got me looking at Pentax digital at all was 10 MP instead of 6, weather sealing, shake reduction, and bigger viewfinder and LCD. I think sensitivity priority also came out with the K10D, but I'm not sure about that.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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Father Ted

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 14:04
OK.
I'm definitely thinking of another body.....but let's not talk about her right now
If they can be gotten for the 150 - 200 mark I might move one up my priority list
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

giofi

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 19:32
Eagle12 wrote:

I will look into the K-r and the K10D.
Budget is between 300 - 400.

What about this K-r?

Sounds like a very good option
Giorgio

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Last Edited by giofi on 29/09/2011 - 19:32

Eagle12

Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 21:11
Quote:
What about this K-r?

Sounds like a very good option

That does sound like a good option. But I did say in my original post that I was thinking of upgrading in the near future, but not this near.
Thanks for the offer Giorgio.
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