Sample images K20d please?

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  1. puff5655

    puff5655 Member

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    Hi group.

    If any of you have the K20d, could you post a link to your galleries? This looks like a great camera for a great price, but I'm weary about moving away from Canon/Nikon (I've always felt that these were the leaders in quality).

    The K20d has great reviews, but I would feel better about buying it if I could talk to some real people who actually have it!

    Also, if you could recommend good lenses for:

    Walkaround/General Use/Low Light
    Wildlife/action photography
    Zoom
    Landscape
    Macro
    ..and a Polarizing filter

    I would really appreciate it.

    Sarah
     
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    PS I've also read that it doesn't do well in low light. Is this true? I want to be able to take pictures at sunrise/sunset, so this is important.
     
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    David Rasnake News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    What do you mean by "doesn't do well"? The AF system can be a little dodgy in low light, and there's slightly more grain in the images than some competitors (Nikon D300, Canon 40D), but it's still not bad at all in my opinion.

    I don't own a K20D, but I shot with our test unit while it was here (and I use a K10D with some regularity). On lens recommendations, here are some of my favorites:

    Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4 - Good general purpose lens.
    Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 - If you're looking for something with better low-light performance in a walk-around lens.
    Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 - This is your lens for low-light shooting, though it has some problems with fringing. There's a digital-specific replacement on the way, so I might hold off for that.
    Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro - Great macro lens. Check out our review.
    Pentax FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro - If you're looking for something with a little more reach, this is a better choice. I like it more than the 35mm for both range and sharpness, though this is a point of some debate around here.
    Pentax DA* 200mm f/2.8 - Excellent moderate telephoto for close-up action and wildlife shooting. We reviewed it here.
    Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 - A moderately priced telephoto zoom perfect for birding/wildlife shooting and some outdoor sports work.

    Hope this helps,

    dr

    P.S.: Pentax is supposed to be releasing a new wide-angle prime soon, and I'd wait for that before jumping on a wide-angle/landscape lens.
     
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    Does it really give excellent image quality, in the same level as Nikon's D300?
     
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    Regarding the grain in pictures- doesn't the d300 have that terrifyingly aggressive nr, though? Or is this a comparison with nothing enabled?
     
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    Pentax K20d Pentax 50-135mm f2.8

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