Pentax K20D

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
15 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello, I have unfortunately lost all my photo gear in an accident. My gear bag containing all my equipment got crushed under the wheels of a 40t truck. :( So I am back to square 1. I used to shoot with a Pentax K5 + Pentax K20D, a DA* 50-135 f/2.8, the DA* 16-50 f/2.8 and the F 70-210 f/4-5.6. Since I have to completely rebuild my full gear on a tight budget I have been studying several options. First of all I mainly shoot Football (Soccer that is for our US friends) Rugby Union, Polo and Ice...
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Hi fellows... i have the occasion to travel to Penang next week.  Need some shopping tips. For Pentax stuff. Any advise is welcome :-) . Thanks in advance. --;-) rgrds. Henk (K-01, K20D&DBG-2, GF2+14042X & LBA).
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By: Sweets (2 months ago)
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in 2015 ...  --;-) rgrds. Henk (K-01, K20D&DBG-2, GF2+14042X & LBA).
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Hi, I haven't been to the forum for quite a while. New kid surely takes a lot of time to take care of :) I have a question about one of my Pentax Flash AF-540 FGZ . It doesn't want to go into P-TTL mode no matter what I did. The only time it goes to P-TTL mode when I set it to Wireless mode. Before it was a hit and miss when I mounted it to my K20D. Sometimes it goes to P-TTL but sometimes are not. Now, it's completely either goes to TTL, A or M mode only. I have 2 other AF-540 FGZ and they...
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By: arie s (6 months ago)
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Anybody using one?  I picked up a used body from B&H for super cheap and I already had lenses from my old KR so I was plug and play. Yes, it's big and yes, It's loud but I don't really care about that. Good quality images, DNG files, Hyper Program mode, solid, tough feel and a bit of weather proofing are working out well for me so far. I never seem to see Pentax around in public. I was just wondering if people are using them for street work. Thanks!
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By: Craig266 (Mar 12, 2014)
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Hi, Thanks to this forum, I finally got a Metz 58AF2 flash unit for my Pentax K20D camera.  I have thoroughly read through the Metz manual and tried to figure out this question...How do I use my Metz off camera without using my camera's pop-up flash to trigger it.  I am using it in the flash unit's "Servo" mode right now to do this.  Is it possible to have the Metz flash in sync with my camera without the camera's flash? Thanks guys, Craig --'In the end, we will remember not the words of our...
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Hi everybody, have a request. My wife arrived in Eilat Israel today for a 8 days holiday. She might buy the DA15mm for me if the price is right/attractive.  Can you give a suggestion at what shop she should get it to get a nice price for it ?  Thanks in advance :-) .... --;-) rgrds. Henk (K-01, K20D&DBG-2, GF2+14042X & LBA).
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By: Sinnettc (Jan 8, 2014)
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Ron, My "new" Pentax 1.7x AFA arrived today.  DA* 300/4 shows reports maximum aperture of f6.7 on the K20D.  Is that correct, 2 stops? Of course it's finally raining here so no pictures yet. Thanks, --Chris=-=-=-=-=-http://www.flickr.com/photos/36153401@N08/collections/http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8167/7225835232_e69a46d418_q.jpg
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Hey all. So, ive been using a pentax K20d for the last year or so.  Im looking at switching to the D7000.  One of the major reasons for this is the noise performance. I tend to quite a bit of photography at night (particularly portrait photography) and anything above iso 400 tends to lose quite a bit of detail.  So, my question is how does the D7000 do in low light with high iso? The problem with this of course is that i am restricted to slow shutter speeds so it is impossible to capture any...
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Hello, I'm on the fence to upgrade from K20D to K-5 II or K-3. I'm running into the limits of my K20D when I try to take pictures of people dancing salsa at parties. My setup is K20D, Metz Mecablitz 50 AF-1 and DA SMC 16-45 f/4. The venues are dark. (1/6 sec F/4 ISO 1600 without flash) When taking portraits of standing or sitting guests the autofocus takes seconds to lock, even when using the red focus light on the Metz 50 AF-1. It bothers me but I can live with that. Taking shots of dancing...
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