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10-15-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Bonjour from France

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I started photography some 45 years ago, had a lot of gear and many brands. It is the only way to know which one suit you,.... but many did if not all
Today I am still with film and just a small P&S digital. I haven't found yet a digital camera to fit , I didn't manage to solve the following equation yet :
- Big bright viewfinder like on a FF
- Compact camera like the old ME
- Lenses like DA limited size & quality
- Mostly manual settings, no scene modes and no disturbing program modes, cancelling most of the unescessary buttons so you can hold the camera without pressing something you didn't want to.
- But this doesn't mean I don't want those new features, and some are a must, in body IS, dust cleaner, swivel screen of 9kk, live view...

If you have an idea, I am listening with great pleasure.

10-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I am a very happy K-X user. I have small hands, so I like the smaller size and lighter weight of this camera. I also think the performance and price are good.
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Bon soir mon ami!
Welcome to the Forum. I too love my K-x. Don't be swayed by all the features if that is not what you are after. Put it in manual mode, set the aperture on the aperture ring, set your desired shutter speed, hit the green button for stop down metering and you're in business just like on an older film camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damian Quote
Bon soir mon ami!
Welcome to the Forum. I too love my K-x. Don't be swayed by all the features if that is not what you are after. Put it in manual mode, set the aperture on the aperture ring, set your desired shutter speed, hit the green button for stop down metering and you're in business just like on an older film camera.
Thanks ofr your reply Damian, I know I can get manual settings on these nice cameras, but why don't they make it simple and stick to the essential ?
All you need is a good sensor, A, P, M modes and some of the digital special, like IS, swivel LCD, dust cleaning and a huge viewfinder.
This way you cancel many buttons, make things straight forwards with a 20 pages only manual.
I believe the K5 isn't too far away from that, still a lot of gadgets triming to do.
I join this forum because I sens Pentax is the only camera manufacturer to be able to do that some day
In the past Pentax had the best lenses with leica, their limited serie prove it once again, simple, solid well built and first rate, I have great hope.

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You are definitly right. THe manual is an inch thick (2.5cm) and their are way more features then I've had a chance to try since I purchased the camera 3 months ago. I haven't even tried the features for which I purchased the camera. IE: HDR, and video. Still just completely wrapped up in taking regular shots with my ever growing inventory of lenses. Although the camera is "complicated" i find the interface quite intuitive and simple to use once you find your way around. I haven't used the K5 so I can not comment on it's functions, but it looks like a great camera. I agree that Pentax seems to be the only major DSLR manufacturer that seems interested in simplifying the function of the camera. Good luck in your quest to find the ideal camera for you.
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