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04-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi From Los Angeles--just bought Kx

I'm Dave in West Los Angeles. Been lurking here for a few weeks as I knew I was going to buy a Kx and wanted to read up. Frankly, a bit concerned that I was going to get a lemon that didn't focus right or some other problem. Have had the camera now 3 days and only today was I able to get out for some test shooting.

So far so good, other than some concern about battery meter. I did the firmware update last night, but still getting amber and red readings with my brand new eneloop batteries. I checked the charge on the batteries with my voltage tester and they are all reading 1.25 volts, so I'm not sure what is going on. I just switched to the provided lithiums, which are showing green so far, but havent shot with them yet. We shall see what happens on my trip to Death Valley tomorrow!

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Welcome to the forum Dave. There is a wealth of knowledge here that will surely help you out. Since you just got your K-x I would suggest that you check out the DSLR section if you have any questions on your new camera. I hope to see some photos from you soon.

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Welcome to the forum, you're now part of a good family of Pentax users.
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Welcome Dave! I got the K-x a few months ago and have loved it ever since. I hope you get the battery meter thing figured out. I upgraded the firmware immediately on mine and have never had a problem using Sony NiMH batteries.

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G'day and welcome in Dave. You can't really go too wrong with the DSLRs of today. As for battery issue, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I get silly readings from time to time with my K200D + Eneloops.
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