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Old Dec 3, 2008, 6:33 PM   #1
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Hi Folks-

After a long absence, I am once again back to the Pentax DSLR Forum. Some of you will know me already and that I have a DL, and a K100. The K-200 camera body is the new addition. It arrived just a few minutes ago.

To catch folks up a bit, I am a Digital Camera Instructor who roves worldwide teaching digital cameras on cruise ships with my husband. I did a Pentax Flash Tutorial about 16 months ago for this forum.

Well, the price was right, so I made the purchase and now own a K200 body before it disappears from the market. Attached is the first photo taken after I mounted a Sigma 18-125mm len. My poor husband the sun was dead into his eyes.

It feels good to be back.

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Old Dec 3, 2008, 8:15 PM   #2
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Here we have the sun out of his eyes.

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Old Dec 3, 2008, 8:40 PM   #3
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Hi Sara

Nice shots. Several Months back, i found out my Out of warrenty K100D Had a Bad sensor. Long story short, i ended up getting a K200D. Its a great Camera !!

Welcome back

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Your poor, patient husband!

It looks like you are enjoying the K200 - what do you think of it vs. the K100? Better/worse/similar? I kept my K100 when I got the K20, selling the K10 I had and was wondering how they compare in your eyes.
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Hi Phil-

It is good to hear from you again. I am rounding up all of my Pentax qualified lenses, and especially looking for your favorite, the Pentax 28-105mm lens. My gosh, I have too much equipment!

Thanks for the nice and very hospitable welcome. It is nice to be back. We are off in January for a 6months long contract that begins with the Princess 2009 World Cruise and then our journey ends up in Europe doing our favorite itinerary, the Baltic Capitals til 06/15/2009. Doing stuff like this is simply hell, but then somebody has to do each year! Ha Ha!

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Hello Harriet-

Well, with my minimal experience, I must say that the K200 body does indeed seem to be a very valid upgrade from the K100. Time will tell more.

Thanks for the nice welcome back.

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Hi Sarah, nice to see you back!

The Baltic capitals, do they include Stockholm and Copenhagen?

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Kjell-

Thanks for the nice welcome back. Yes, the ship's itinerary does include both Copenhagen and Stockholm. Here is how it looks. After doing the Trans-Atlantic we begin doing the Baltic Capitals itinerary 29 April. We finish the contract on 15 June.

Four years ago on May 1st, St Petersburg was iced in and we were unable to make the port stop.

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Phew, that's a tight itinerary! Hope they have a Whistle-Stop Café in each town! :-)

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Hi Kjell-

Yes, it is a tight schedule. However, after 596 cruises it remains our favorite itinerary. We generally are on board cruise ships teaching about 10 to 11 months each year, and we are in our 16th year of doing it.

My husband and I have a long standing agreement. As long as it is fun we will keep doing it. Whenever, it no longer is fun, we will stop. It is a great retirement gig.

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