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03-02-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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K7+small lens: the tiniest popular SLR on Earth?

I got the DA40mm on the K7 and am happy to see how small the package is indeed. This is a reason right there to prefer Pentax to any other non-niche SLRs.

I wonder what stories of sneaking the small gear to places and events folks can tell! How far did you take a small package of K7 with small lenses. What convenient bags, or clothing, do you use for it? It does fit into a large coat pocket. The possibilities are endless!

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The tiniest popular SLR would be the K-x and the DA40.
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I fumbled for a word there. Serious, may be? Metal? Weatherproof? You know what I mean.
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Ahhh......

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But, the way it is written, K-x is definitely the tiniest popular one. Note to self: must try to attach the DA 40mm Ltd to one and find a pocket big enough!

It is amazing how such a small lens captures so much. If the lens were sold based on the area and weight of glass, it must have been cheap. So it shows the lens prices are made up, err, determined by the sweaty hand of the market.
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the K-7 and the k-x are not the tiniest popular SLRs. the film SLRs are the tiniest and popular ones. d-SLRs are still bigger than their predecessors.
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Right, but we're in the D epoch, so it goes almost without saying...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
the K-7 and the k-x are not the tiniest popular SLRs. the film SLRs are the tiniest and popular ones. d-SLRs are still bigger than their predecessors.
I had a ZX-M and a Pentax-M 40/2.8 at the same time. It may not have been the smallest or lightest combination ever, but it had to be close on both counts. The ZX-M is less than half the weight of a K-7, pretty much all plastic or electronics.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
the K-7 and the k-x are not the tiniest popular SLRs. the film SLRs are the tiniest and popular ones. d-SLRs are still bigger than their predecessors.
Very true.

Here's my K-x with DA40 next to my MX and MV bodies.



Sometimes I wish Pentax would revive the form factor of the M series film cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Very true.

Here's my K-x with DA40 next to my MX and MV bodies.



Sometimes I wish Pentax would revive the form factor of the M series film cameras.
not to mention that those are FF slr as well. oh and you can also include the K2 btw.
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I have been warned against taking "professional" cameras to some of our "professional" CHL games so I was hesitant to smuggle in my K10. Think I am going to try it will my K-7 and DA 50-200 sometime soon.
I think this thing is a small camera but not tiny.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nowhere Matt Quote
I have been warned against taking "professional" cameras to some of our "professional" CHL games so I was hesitant to smuggle in my K10. Think I am going to try it will my K-7 and DA 50-200 sometime soon.
I think this thing is a small camera but not tiny.
I can't help but notice that your lens hood wasn't attached properly!
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