Thanks for your post - it’s just so great to meet so many outdoor enthusiasts on this forum!
Thanks for reminding me of the Pentax K10D – you’re right, there are some really interesting features in that line-up – in body anti-shake, anti-dust and weather sealing.
I must admit though, I’m really confused regarding the whole in-body vs optical anti-shake debate. Canon and Nikon say optical is better – but that’s hardly surprising if they can charge a premium for IS/VR lenses eh? And the Sony A100 in-body anti-shake seems to work fine…
I did read that the whole optical IS being better only really becomes noticeable at telephoto ranges and therefore wouldn’t affect the majority of day to day DSLR users but I couldn’t find out at what point this so called deterioration happens – is it at 200mm, 300mm, 400mm? and how noticeable is it? If anyone can give me any insight into this issue, I’d really appreciate it!!
One thing I do prefer though is the experience you get through the viewfinder with optical anti-shake – the image is instantly steady, whereas with in-body you don’t ‘see’ the effect of anti-shake until the image is processed.
Anyway, let’s hope Gordon will do a Pentax K10D review in the not too distant future (hint…hint..)