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02-15-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Greetings fro Maine - New K-x Owner

I picked up a navy blue K-x on eBay for just under $500, and have spent the last week trying to relearn all my old dusty SLR knowledge.

I chose Pentax because thats the film camera I had (and somewhere, somewhere... I have a box of lenses that I had with the old camera).

So far I'm loving the hell out of the new camera, and have started a disturbing new habit of prowling eBay looking for cheap lenses.

So far I grabbed an old Sears 80-200mm and just today I picked up a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro Super for $27. Is there a support group for what I'm thinking could turn into a really awkward habit?

One of the big reasons I went with Pentax (besides pretty blatant brand loyalty from my long-ago film days) was the fact it can handle high ISO's/low light better then its competition. Being here in rural Maine I expect to spend a lot of time sitting taking night shots. I'm fortunate in that where I live light pollution is pretty much low to non existant.

Here are a couple of my shots so far with the new camera - its a huge jump from my old Powershot and the cheap-o Kodak point and shoots I've had for the past 15 years!

View the other night looking out my driveway.



Playing with the Sears lens.



02-15-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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Welcome! Nice photos. I really like the first one. The Kx is a great camera. After a year of owning the Kx it still amazes me. Enjoy the forum, great information all over it.
02-16-2011, 04:37 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by KxBlaze Quote
Welcome! Nice photos. I really like the first one. The Kx is a great camera. After a year of owning the Kx it still amazes me. Enjoy the forum, great information all over it.
Thanks. Prowling about these forums actually helped decide me on whether to go K-x or spring the extra for a K-r. I decided what the r offered wasn't quite enough for me to justify the extra expense. I figure I can maybe upgrade to whatever replaces the K-r when its time comes, or do like I just did with the K-x and get one cheap when they get discontinued.
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Good having you here. And good choice of camera. Hope you enjoy the forum. I'm sure you'll pick your skills up in no time at all.

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