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04-02-2015, 06:42 AM   #1
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Hi i'm a new K-x user from Uruguay

i am a photography enthusiast from Uruguay, South America. Was kind of a Canon-fan-boy until last year, when i read about the Pentax System. I didn't knew it existed a manufacturer that cared so much about the users!!! It was a dream-made-true, so i recently got a Pentax K-x with the 18-55mm DAL and a Sigma 50-200 HSM f4-5.6, and last month bought some manual lenses: Pentax SMC-M 50mm f1.7, a Reflexar 135mm f3.5 Preset (identical to a Takumar) and a Pentacon Auto 135mm f2.8.
I love using manual focus, and i got into extracting the split-prism focusing screen from my old Canon T60 (35mm film) and cutting/adapting it to fit the Pentax K-x. I got it done quite succesfully, still got to do some micro-calibration to get it perfect, but the in-camera focus confirm is just enough. Unlike most K-x users, I'm perfectly satisfied with the camera not having focus point indicators on the viewfinder, as i have tried other DSLRs (like Nikon D40x) whit that feature but didn't quite frequently focused on the point it marked. Besides i'm used to center-focus and reframing.
I want to thank you the people in this forum, because i've learned a lot reading from you and your lens reviews.
Regards from Uruguay!

04-02-2015, 07:13 AM   #2
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Welcome! Please share some of your images when you get a chance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bruno-C Quote
and i got into extracting the split-prism focusing screen from my old Canon T60 (35mm film) and cutting/adapting it to fit the Pentax K-x.
Welcome! I'm sure members would be interested if you would care to share the process of doing this transition; very clever!

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Welcome aboard the forum, looking forward to seeing your Uruguay images soon.
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Welcome to the forum! I love my k-x. I don't miss those focus points in the view finder - maybe because I've never had them. Hope to see some pictures from you soon!
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Hi, thank you all for the replies. I just wrote about the split-prism adaptation in, and i will try to upload some pictures!
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