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11-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Zoom question

I feel really ignorant for having to ask this, but I just want to be sure. I just purchased a K-x with the 18-55 and 55-300 lenses. On my old point and shoot, when I wanted to zoom in or out, I just pressed a lever left or right. It appears that the only way to zoom with this camera/lens combo is to use the manual zoom ring on the lens. Is that correct?

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11-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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That's correct.
11-27-2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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It's much faster zooming with your hands.

There were some Pentax lenses that had a power zoom function but none of the modern ones have this feature anymore.
11-27-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help!

11-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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And it's not just Pentax - virtually no DSLR zoom lens force you to zoom the much less accurate, much slower, much more battery-draining electronic way. They all allow you to zoom the much more efficient manual way instead.

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