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04-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Hello my name is John I am 61 I just joined Pentax forum I have A disappointing Pentax KX. I live in the US in Lansdale, PA I am looking forward to chatting with other members.


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Welcome to the forum, John. I too have a K-x - great camera. Are you upset about your name, or your age?
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04-19-2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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Oooooooooooppppps my bad sorry that was supposed to say hello not what it said. I am ok with both. How do you like your KX? I have had a lot of problems with mine,once I got the firmware update it improved but it still is a disappointing camera. I have owned other Pentax cameras so from previous experience I know about Pentax and their excellent performance. So the KX was like the Harley I rode very disappointing.

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Thanks for the welcome now all I really got to do is learn how to manage the site and I will be good
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No problem - I only mentioned it because I had a good laugh, and I see you've found the "edit" button. Re the K-x, yes it has limitations, and I use my K-5 more often. I got my K-x for a back-up. The lack of a focus indicator bothered me until I decided to use my old manual lenses on it.
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Welcome to the forum John,
I can see some people being disappointed in the KX, I was and returned it (I'd tried it as a backup for my K10) I ended up eventually with a K7
Seems the enthusiast cameras are what I need to be happy
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Thanks for the welcome eddie1960. My finding is the KX is for someone who just wants a camera to take pictures,being honest with you I am not so sure that I would buy another Pentax. Unfortunately all of my lenses and accessories are for Pentax,to start over again would be a major expense. Which I am not at all blowing off doing due to my disappointment of the KX. I would be extremely hesitant about buying another Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jhc403 Quote
Thanks for the welcome eddie1960. My finding is the KX is for someone who just wants a camera to take pictures,being honest with you I am not so sure that I would buy another Pentax. Unfortunately all of my lenses and accessories are for Pentax,to start over again would be a major expense. Which I am not at all blowing off doing due to my disappointment of the KX. I would be extremely hesitant about buying another Pentax.
I think if you were to try a K7 or K5 (particularly a K5) you wouldn't feel that way. what i really disliked about the kx was lack of features (ie selectable focus points) and the less user friendly controls compared to the K10 (also the body never felt right in my hands)
The K7 addressed all my issues except high iso performance. the K5 ha addressed that (but I haven't bought one yet)

If you get a chance you should try one of the enthusiast bodies.
One good thing is the kx has held value pretty well because it has some hardcore fans (and there is no AA body any longer which is a must for some people apparently)
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I guess I owe the K5 Or K7 at least a look over. Thanks for the info
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K-x to K-5: no comparison. Just try one, and you'll be amazed. As Eddie said, the iso and controls are great, then there's the WR, weight and size. Plus all of the lenses work.
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