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11-05-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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My thumb hurts

Well I've owned my K-x for nearly two years now and it is the most rewarding of DSLRs that I have ever owned. I have only ever owned one so that's not too difficult. However, I do love the looks, its lightness and simplicity. I chose it for its price, reputation and ability to shoot HD video. Having used it for stills and video I am still impressed though the competition has caught up.

I do have one query and that is what can I do about the sharp angular thumb edge when holding with my right hand? It starts to irritate me after a few minutes use and it's worse if I am holding the camera waiting for the next shot. In my defence I bought it mail order and I don't have a funny shaped thumb.

11-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by moviedude Quote
what can I do about the sharp angular thumb edge when holding with my right hand?
Have you already considered a strap for it?

example:
Pentax Leather Hand Strap Crafted leather hand strap for Pentax DSLRs at Crutchfield.com
11-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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Hold it with your left hand under the lens :-)
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You need to sell it and get a K-5 or K-7 so you can use a bettery grip. I have big hands and couldn't even hold the camera till I got a grip.

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Good idea I may get one of those.
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Hold it with your left hand under the lens :-)
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You need to sell it and get a K-5 or K-7 so you can use a bettery grip. I have big hands and couldn't even hold the camera till I got a grip.
I'd like to but I don't take that many photos and it seems like a lot to spend on a less than part-time hobby.
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