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Old Oct 26, 2009, 10:27 PM   #11
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I am sorry, gism-

I am confused. Are you also saying that you believe th Km/K-2000 is a great camera that thoroughly meets your DSLR requirements?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Old Oct 26, 2009, 11:08 PM   #12
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No, Les-

The were only a very few of the AFS-200 flash units manufactured. Therefore, any kit containing that AFS-200 flash has actually gone up in price, unfortunately.

Amazon has the two lens kit available at $(US)519.00 (as of 10/26) which is an excellent price and it is $(US) 10.00 less than just two weeks ago at Amazon. It is my opinion that the introduction of the Pentax Kx will continue to further depress the Km or K-2000 prices over the next 30 days or so, then it will be all over.

So if anyone wants to get in on the K-2000/Km "bargain," they had best be keeping a very close eye on prices and availability, as this transition plays out. believe me, it will not last for long.

B&H now has the Km body alone for $(US)419.95. And yes, that photo was taken with the Km body and the Pentax 18-250mm lens. It is rather amazing isn't it? pboerger has had very similar results. His Monterey Bay Aquarium photos, taken with the Km are also very, very excellent and rather amazing. Anyone interested in the Km should take a good look at those images.

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The K2000/KM with the 18-250 lens seems to be a great combo ...big range from wide angle to telephoto...an excellent travel or every day combo.
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 11:10 PM   #13
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I use it as a second body to my K10D and for my Pentax system of lenses...I also use it as a daily, carry around during the day.
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 11:11 PM   #14
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Just one further note to illustrate how far prices are rapidly falling toaday 10/26. The Km/K-2000 body is now at just $(US)399.99 through www.amazon.com.

How could you ask for more?

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Really hard to beat that price, considering what you get for the money.
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Mtclimber, sorry, I was touting the Tamron 18-250. The aquarium photo was taken with the K10D which I have now replaced with the K2000 for higher ISO. The K2000 is an incredible camera for the money. Below, a shot from a concert at a small club. Vivitar manual 24 mm f2.8 prime lens ($89!), ISO 3200, RAW conversion.
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Dpreview says..'Recommended (with reservations)'

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxk2000/page34.asp
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so, how would this compare to the Canon T1i, as far as sharpness and ability to focus quickly in low light?
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so, how would this compare to the Canon T1i, as far as sharpness and ability to focus quickly in low light?


Give it up!

There's nothing else that's as good as the Canon T1i for what you want to do.

Pentax's AF system isn't as good, and it doesn't have the fast medium telephoto lenses you need.
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so, how would this compare to the Canon T1i, as far as sharpness and ability to focus quickly in low light?
not as good.

not sure why the aversion for the camera that seems to fit your needs the best....
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