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02-04-2014, 04:17 PM - 1 Like   #1
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I'm a new Pentaxian and an old photographer. I started back in the day when ASA 64 was lightning fast and keep shooting until cataract surgery cost me the ability to focus. I thought I was through until I discovered that I could manage an EVF camera. I spent a few years with Super Zooms and discovered just last year I could finally afford a DSLR if I didn't mind an older model. I thought it would be a Sony A200 or even an A100 but while researching I discovered the K-x and KEH. I chose the K-x because it uses AA batteries and my experience with rechargables is that they die or aren't charged just when you want to take a picture. I got the K-x and a 50-200 mm lens and couldn't be happier! Now I'm looking for a second body and maybe a really long lens. I know TMI but I never thought I be able to use an SLR again.

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Welcome to Pentax Forums and thanks for sharing your wonderful introduction!

It is great to hear that you are 'back in the saddle' and again enjoying a (d)SLR. KEH is highly regarded, so you have found a terrific source for affordable equipment that's in superb condition.

Hope to see some of your pictures.

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I started with a KX

They are awesome in every sense

Welcome

Be sure to share your journey and like many posts

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Welcome. Just a thought to help you pick you 2nd body. You may already be aware of this and perhaps your K-x has it but one of my favorite features of my K-01 is the focus peaking. Makes using those manual lens a bit easier. I know there are other models out there that have it as well. If your camera doesn't have it you might look for it in a 2nd body to see if it's helpful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zaharoff Quote
I'm a new Pentaxian and an old photographer. I started back in the day when ASA 64 was lightning fast and keep shooting until cataract surgery cost me the ability to focus. I thought I was through until I discovered that I could manage an EVF camera. I spent a few years with Super Zooms and discovered just last year I could finally afford a DSLR if I didn't mind an older model. I thought it would be a Sony A200 or even an A100 but while researching I discovered the K-x and KEH. I chose the K-x because it uses AA batteries and my experience with rechargables is that they die or aren't charged just when you want to take a picture. I got the K-x and a 50-200 mm lens and couldn't be happier! Now I'm looking for a second body and maybe a really long lens. I know TMI but I never thought I be able to use an SLR again.
Welcome! My Last equipment was all Sony, but it was all stolen so like you im an old photographer relearning a new camera,
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zaharoff Quote
I started back in the day when ASA 64 was lightning fast
Welcome, compared to the likes of Kodachrome 25 it was.
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Welcome! ASA 64 - how many DIN was that again? I'm glad to hear that you're able to use a SLR again, I think you made a good choice with the excellent little K-x.

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