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    Thumbs up K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Source from a Pentax fanboy:

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=27694923


    "In fact, we'd venture to say that this is the best image quality we've seen out of an APS-C format DSLR to date - superbly resolved fine details, beautifully rendered colours across the gamut and a dynamic range - even without any expansion processing - which balances the highlight and shadow detail pretty competently."

    "It all comes together in a camera that's thoroughly enjoyable to use, hugley capable and has the potential to deliver a big picyure performance. With its range of DA digital lenses on the increase, Pentax is really becoming a DSLR force to be reckoned with. It hasn't reached the dizzying heights it achieved in the 35mm world, but if it continues to progress as it has over the last 12 months, history could well be repeated."



    Not a bad review, isnt' it Especially the last point

    I kinda like the way K20D works, and I feel I do alot less PPing ever since I had the K20D camera

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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Source from a Pentax fanboy:

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=27694923


    "In fact, we'd venture to say that this is the best image quality we've seen out of an APS-C format DSLR to date - superbly resolved fine details, beautifully rendered colours across the gamut and a dynamic range - even without any expansion processing - which balances the highlight and shadow detail pretty competently."




    "It all comes together in a camera that's thoroughly enjoyable to use, hugley capable and has the potential to deliver a big picyure performance. With its range of DA digital lenses on the increase, Pentax is really becoming a DSLR force to be reckoned with. It hasn't reached the dizzying heights it achieved in the 35mm world, but if it continues to progress as it has over the last 12 months, history could well be repeated."



    Not a bad review, isnt' it Especially the last point

    I kinda like the way K20D works, and I feel I do alot less PPing ever since I had the K20D camera

    I guess you would soon be saying: Not exactly 100% Natural but definitely the closest you can get to it ..................
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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    I guess you would soon be saying: Not exactly 100% Natural but definitely the closest you can get to it ..................
    Yup, you got that right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    I guess you would soon be saying: Not exactly 100% Natural but definitely the closest you can get to it ..................
    fengwei, what do you think of K20D SR? Is it better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fusetrips View Post
    fengwei, what do you think of K20D SR? Is it better?
    I didn't compare it against K10D side by side, but I feel it's at least not worse than the K10D on which the SR already works great

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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Anandtech has also given a positive first impression of the K20D.

    http://www.anandtech.com/digitalcame...spx?i=3259&p=1

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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by fusetrips View Post
    fengwei, what do you think of K20D SR? Is it better?
    I personlly feel that the K20D SR is more consistent than the K10D. The photo (test shot) below was taken at 1/8s at night.

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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    kcsum, the hawker centre in your photo has very nice congee in the mornings. Sorry for OT.

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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    kcsum, the hawker centre in your photo has very nice congee in the mornings. Sorry for OT.
    In fact I was there eating the famous BBQ sting ray, satay and the fish head steam boat. Sorry for the OT again.

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    I'm a olympus user, read about this pentax k20d on a magazine, "Digital photo". Really keen to know how good it is. Thinking of jumping ship.

    And don't know much about Pentax camera model sequence. K20D and K200D.. which one is the higher end one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkequan View Post
    I'm a olympus user, read about this pentax k20d on a magazine, "Digital photo". Really keen to know how good it is. Thinking of jumping ship.

    And don't know much about Pentax camera model sequence. K20D and K200D.. which one is the higher end one?
    K20D is the higher one
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    Quote Originally Posted by eow View Post
    K20D is the higher one

    mmmmmmm .................
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    was reading the tech spec of the k20d, it says;

    Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
    Usable lenses PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses.

    But on the website i only see KB/65 lens.. what does it means?

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    try not to worry so much...u just need to knw every existing lenses that ever were made for pentax is still usuable on the same body today
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    Default Re: K20D - "Best image quality from APS C DSLR we've seen" - Camera Australia

    Any lens for Pentax can be mount on K20D. Think I'm getting mine pretty soon but still deciding on the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishou80 View Post
    Any lens for Pentax can be mount on K20D. Think I'm getting mine pretty soon but still deciding on the lens.
    True , except for the M42 mount for which you will need an adapter. Adapter costs no more than $35/-.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    True , except for the M42 mount for which you will need an adapter. Adapter costs no more than $35/-.
    Any idea where to look for original Pentax adapter? Is it possible to permanently glue those 3rd party adapter to those m42 lens?
    All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusetrips View Post
    Any idea where to look for original Pentax adapter? Is it possible to permanently glue those 3rd party adapter to those m42 lens?
    If you glue the original Pentax adapter to your lens, your lens will be permanently stuck on the camera. if you mount it This is because you need a key to unlatch the adapter from the camera after you have unscrewed the M42 lens from the adapter. You might want to ask Fengwei where you can find the original adapter.

    There are 3rd party adapters that are made like the original one. I sold one piece a while back..
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    Bought a K20D today. Still struggling hard to get use to it. So much different from my Olympus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkequan View Post
    Bought a K20D today. Still struggling hard to get use to it. So much different from my Olympus.
    Welcome to the Pentax family!

    I'm actually quite shocked that I just recently saw your note on you being enticed...and the next moment, you are a K20D user!

    As with all systems, I guess it takes some time to get use to. I tried the Olympus and Canon stuff and also felt that way. And almost immediately, I felt so used to the layout of the Pentax cameras (both kx00d and kx0d series), and anything else is just too complicated.

    You'll get used to it, and when the primes LBA starts kicking in, it doesn't stop.

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