Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pentax K100D Super and AF-200FG Flash

As pointed out by the OK1000 Pentax Blog, Pentax has announced a new K100D Super body along with an AF-200FG flash. What we all want to know is what makes the K100D Super different and/or better than the K100D. The big two additions are Dust Reduction like the K10D as well as support for the new SDM lenses such as the DA* 16-50/2.8 and DA* 50-135/2.8 coming out next month. Both of these features are extremely exciting to see in this camera. I will definitely order one of these soon.

I find it very interesting that Pentax is going back to their roots once again for naming a new model. No more dealing with *ist D, DS, and DL which made very little real sense. We now have the very logical K100D and K100D Super just like the days of the ME and ME Super. It is nice to see Pentax going back to what works.

Also of interest is the new AF-200FG flash. It is a nice compact flash with what appears to be few manual controls. It should hit a good spot for people who want a little more power but are not ready to move into the big leagues with a larger flash. It seems as though it could be an ideal macro photography flash but only time will tell. It is another thing to add to my list.

Both the K100D Super body and AF-200FG flash should be available in August. The K100D Super body with 18-55mm kit lens will be $599.95 and the K100D Super body alone will be $519.95. The AF-200FG flash will be $149.95.

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