K20d vs Nikon D90

Started Nov 3, 2009 | Discussions thread
JNR
JNR Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: K20d - the joys

Martin, you have discovered some of the joys we forget to talk about because they become second nature to us.

The thing that I would mention above all is remembering to use expanded dynamic range in just about any higher-contrast situation - whether shooting in JPEG or RAW (which you should always use in any high-contrast situation). It is implemented so seamlessly that you can forget about it, but it really does give you that extra stop in the highlights (and any added noise in the shadows can be dealt with in post-processing).

Also, high quality lenses are essential to get the most out of the k20d. While many of my A and M lenses from the late 1970s and '80s hold up fairly well, some clearly slip compared to what you see with the old 6mp sensors.

If you are shooting people (groups especially) with flash and have to get the shot right, unfortunately the p-TTL system is not quite up to snuff as some folks react to the pre-flash (droopy eye reactions); you are better off using auto-flash (preset aperture with auto-thyristor flash settings). Most generic flashes have this circuitry.

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