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12-21-2014, 03:45 PM - 1 Like   #1
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santa came early

I just received my early x-mas/ birthday present from my husband, and it is an all white k-50! White with white grip. I am coming from a white k-x, and what I notice is that the white balance sems to be a lot Bluer in AWB than my K-x. My K-x shot a bit red till I had it adjusted for my colour preferences. The menus are a nice easy progression to navigate. The second adjustment wheel is going to be a very nice addition. I thought the weight of the k-50 would be much greater than the k-x, but it honestly isn't much of difference. Like just a few grams. The grip is just a hair too deep for my bitty hands compared to the k-x, but I am sure that is something I will adapt to. There seems to be less noise in higher iso's and low light. I haven't done too much side by side comparison as I just received it last night! My only gripe so far, and I mean this is a petty silly one mind you, is that the finish on the k-50 is a matte finish rather than a gloss. I am afraid this textured finish in white will hold dirt much more than it's gloss counterpart, and right now, it just feels weird to me since I have had the k-x for 5ish years. What do you guys think of the matte finish?


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12-21-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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I like the matte finishes. They don't seen to show scratches so easily. Good luck with it. I am sure you will love it, just as you do your husband as he has changed over the years.
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Nice gift! Merry Christmas! I'm sure you'll love it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rimfiredude Quote
I like the matte finishes. They don't seen to show scratches so easily. Good luck with it. I am sure you will love it, just as you do your husband as he has changed over the years.

This, truth lol,


White with white grip? Haven't seen that yet, you should snap a pic of it and show us.
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Ooooooooooo...even a white strap! Are you a nurse by chance? Very nice.
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Mmmm... custom ordered "snowball special."

Nice! Enjoy...

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Ha, no I work in an eye dr's office as a dispensing optician. My husband apparently managed to find this on Adorama. I had the other lenses and the white strap from my storm trooper k-x. I still need to get a soft case, and lens hood, as well as am looking at the aa battery holster. I am excited to get to know this little lady. Now to decide if I am going to keep or sell my k-x... thoughts on that?
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It never hurts to have a second body, just in case.
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I never knew there was a 50-200 that could be had in custom colors... is that a WR like the 18-55mm kit lens?


I have a red K-50 and I'll be ordering that same 35mm in a week or so. I need a good prime and the reviews are favorable.
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The 50-200 is not WR. I had that lens from my kx. If a matchy 50-200 exists in white in WR, it will be mine! Haha. I would love a white with black inside lens hood if that exists too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pixxie Quote
The 50-200 is not WR. I had that lens from my kx. If a matchy 50-200 exists in white in WR, it will be mine! Haha. I would love a white with black inside lens hood if that exists too.

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Love it....let me break that down for you. L-O-V-E I-T !!!!! I'm thinking that white 35 would look really slick on my black one. Congrats!!! Merry Christmas!!!
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I found this lens hood on ebay.....hmmm

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