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Old March 9th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Awesome price on the Pentax K2000!

I've been looking for one of these for a while, and I couldn't pass up this deal.

http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-K2000-1...BSSBB4NA9ZE35A

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under $400????

This will be my offroading SLR setup.. With image stabilization in the body, and the in body auto focus, lenses are a dime a dozen
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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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Nice. The Pentax, Minolta, Sony and a few other's DSLR's are great lower cost alternatives to the Nikon/Canon.

I might be more tempted to buy an older model of your main camera so the lenses will carry over if needed.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Would you really want to take your nice lenses offroading and have them open to sand/mud/water?

I was going to go with a Canon as my mom has nice lenses for hers, but than I figured the sand/mud would get in and cause a mess.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #4
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Would you really want to take your nice lenses offroading and have them open to sand/mud/water?

I was going to go with a Canon as my mom has nice lenses for hers, but than I figured the sand/mud would get in and cause a mess.
Correct, I want an SLR that has cheaper components to use offroad, and I'll leave my nikon and its uber expensive glass at home.
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Default Dust & mud, everything a great camera needs offroad

The camera bodies seem to take it, but I should leave my nice glass at home more often





Nothing like crawling throught the tank trap with several thousand dollars strapped to your wrist

Does anyone have a recomendation for somewhere in the metro area to get a camera body cleaned??
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Oakland Camera Repair.... Dequindre and 13 mile
pretty reasonable.

Midwest Camera Repair in Wyndotte (may be a little more $, but very good service)
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As long as you have your equipment on a rider on your homeowner's ins. Why worry? Why buy less quality for off road? Just make sure you got everything covered and your good to go!
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As long as you have your equipment on a rider on your homeowner's ins. Why worry? Why buy less quality for off road? Just make sure you got everything covered and your good to go!
now I know why homeowners is so expensive
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Mine isn't bad at all. My Rider is less than $100 a year for over 15K worth of equipment.
If you abuse it they will cancel it on you... It's just there for the just in case.
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IMO, if I bring a $700 body and a $800 piece of glass to the mounds and I drop it in the mud, then it is not proper of me to claim that on a homeowners insurance policy.

maybe that's just me, but I can't do crap like that.
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My purchase warranty on the D300 requires that I have an identiable body left to turn in. Even covers water damage. Theft would require a rider on my homeowners and if it was stolen I would claim it.

They do take a lot of abuse. I did a complete rollover on Donner at the WeRock comp two years ago and hit the end of a 200mm lens hard enough to bend it. It looked like a yard sale. Make sure you zip the camera bag up before you try that one! The camera body was fine, but it would have been covered by warranty if the camera had been less than three years old.
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