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Old Jan 14, 2007, 12:15 PM   #11
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2) How much were the tamron and sigma lenses? Are they pretty much the best?

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When I was doing my due diligence to get a moderately-priced lens to 500mm, the three best for the Nikon were--

Nikon 300 f/4 + TC

Bigma 50-500

Tamron 200-500 Di

The zooms are in the ~$800-900 range new. Since my budget couldn't stretch, I patiently looked for used on eBay. The availability/numbers of the Bigma played a large part in scoring my used Bigma for $535 delivered while they usually can be had for ~$600-700 used.

My review of the Bigma... http://www.dcresource.com/forums/sho...762#post181762
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 12:55 PM   #12
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Thanks for the review, Roger. Did they name you after Will Rogers? If pany doesn't offer something new and interesting this year (re sensor technology), I may jumpto dslr, and references to the k10dkeep popping up. Questions:

1) The 6mp k100d body sells for about $400 less than the 10mp k10d. Other than the resolution difference, how is the k10 better?

2) How much were the tamron and sigma lenses? Are they pretty much the best?

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Hi Fred, I think you got some good answers from Telecorder. Thanks Telecorder.

Thanks for the nice comment.

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 12:57 PM   #13
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Telecorder, good information for Fred and all of us. Thanks. I read your review and I liked it.

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 4:12 PM   #14
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I loved the review but what the heck is a K10? ? :G:G
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 4:21 PM   #15
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I loved the review but what the heck is a K10? ? :G:G
Hi Beth, Simple answer about the K10 is: it is one of those fancy DSLR cameras that Camera Dummies can make work. :lol:

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Old Jan 14, 2007, 4:37 PM   #16
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How about the extra $400 for the 10mb k10 vs the 6mp k100?
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 5:07 PM   #17
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How about the extra $400 for the 10mb k10 vs the 6mp k100?
After reading your question and then scatching my head for a bit here is my answer.

It matters what you are going to try and get it to do for your type of photos. My reasons for going with the K10 are.

10mp vs 6mp: The 10mp was important to me since I spend most of my time chasing wild life lots of time the photo I want is only a very small part of the entire photo I took. If you are going to need or want to crop (one of them fancy camera terms) another way of sayin it and I like it a bunch better is cut out what you want to use a lot, I figure the extra 4mp would be important.

Dust and weather resistant seals: I read more than once about having to clean out the dust or dirt from on of these DSLR cameras and it sure sounded like some thing I don't want to have to do very often. Looks like it would be a big job and you better know what you are doing.

Shake Reduction: Sure did like the idea I wouldn't have to use a tripod or a monopod all the time out in the woods they are a pain. Takes to long to get set up to take a picture and not the most fun thing to carry.

I kind of figure any one of the above reasons is worth the extra $400.00 so that would make the other two things free.

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Thanks, Roger. I like the way you imbed the close-up onto the larger shot. Very effective. I assumed you zoomed in to get that but i suppose many of those shots were at full zoom to begin with and cropping is esential. Certainly the 10mb would come in handy there. If there is no downside to the 10mb (noise) vs the 6mb, cropabilty is certainly a virtue.

Apparently the k100 does not have the weatherproof seals. That's a big factor.

Is the anit-shake on the k10 better than that on the k100? I asumed they had the same anti-shake performance.
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 6:03 PM   #19
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Thanks, Roger. I like the way you imbed the close-up onto the larger shot. Very effective. I assumed you zoomed in to get that but i suppose many of those shots were at full zoom to begin with and cropping is esential. Certainly the 10mb would come in handy there. If there is no downside to the 10mb (noise) vs the 6mb, cropabilty is certainly a virtue.

Apparently the k100 does not have the weatherproof seals. That's a big factor.

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If I remember right I had read that they made some improvments to the shake thing.

I haven't found any problems with noise so far.

Where I find I have to crop a lot is when I am doing in flight shots. That was the case with my FZ30. I haven't even tried any inflight shots with the new one yet. I plan on doing that after I get more comfortable with it.


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Old Jan 14, 2007, 8:26 PM   #20
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Congratulations Rodger

I asked and you delivered. Over 500 people read your review in 24 hours and you get your review published with Steve's.

Now that's amazing.


Keep us informed with updates to your review
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