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08-02-2010, 08:35 AM   #16
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k-x red

I am new to photography.
The only reason that I really fell in-love with my k-x, is that this is the first dslr that I saw that have different colors! and I must admit, that I even agonized which to get, (either the red or the white one) with that small detail, I began to scour the net and compare its specs versus the other dslr's out there, but in the end I just end up with my k-x because it is lovely.

Soon i discovered its low light capability
smaller and lighter than most dslr
comes in different colors,
easy to use.
and most of all, its PENTAX, (I just don't want to join the Canikon bandwagon)

08-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #17
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I am new to photography.
The only reason that I really fell in-love with my k-x, is that this is the first dslr that I saw that have different colors! and I must admit, that I even agonized which to get, (either the red or the white one) with that small detail, I began to scour the net and compare its specs versus the other dslr's out there, but in the end I just end up with my k-x because it is lovely.

Soon i discovered its low light capability
smaller and lighter than most dslr
comes in different colors,
easy to use.
and most of all, its PENTAX, (I just don't want to join the Canikon bandwagon)

I know what you mean. I love the red and the white. In the end I just had to have the white. No regrets. The heat down here (and everywhere in the states this Summer) is awful. The white does make a difference with keeping the camera body cooler. Plus it looks cooler.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
I am new to photography.
The only reason that I really fell in-love with my k-x, is that this is the first dslr that I saw that have different colors! and I must admit, that I even agonized which to get, (either the red or the white one) with that small detail, I began to scour the net and compare its specs versus the other dslr's out there, but in the end I just end up with my k-x because it is lovely.

Soon i discovered its low light capability
smaller and lighter than most dslr
comes in different colors,
easy to use.
and most of all, its PENTAX, (I just don't want to join the Canikon bandwagon)

we are the few Pentaxians in manila!
yeah i dont wnat to join the Canikon bandwagon

apir!

lets do a photowalk
08-02-2010, 07:51 PM   #19
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I want a white Kx!!!!!
mine is black.

08-03-2010, 04:35 AM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
In manual mode with my old lenses, you select your aperture and the Av+- button locks in the shutter speed.

Don't need no stinkin' green button--except we still HAVE a green button,....
I found that curious at first, but lucky since the AV+ button is where the green button is on the K10/20d.
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Best travel companion--other than my wife.

It is the most portable, high quality DSLR rig, ever. Take this puppy along with a few DA Ltd pancake primes, and you have a Leica-like rig (not quite as quiet) that fits in a waist pack. My recent trip with the K-x was also the first ever where I did not even take an external flash, and did not miss it. It sips from Lithium AAs, and doesn't need equipment back at the room to keep it going.
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The feel of the Kx in my hand. Maybe besides the K7, the Kx is the most comfortable camera I have held and that is important when you are shooting for extended periods of time.

The overal ease of use. This is my first ever DLSR and it is very user friendly.

And obviously everything that every previous poster has already previously posted, I agree with.
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High ISO

After fooling around with the camera, I wasn't prepared for the dramatic difference in image quality using high iso. Its still small in my hands though, so a neck strap is a necessity. I can learn to love..........

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gene Temple Quote
After fooling around with the camera, I wasn't prepared for the dramatic difference in image quality using high iso. Its still small in my hands though, so a neck strap is a necessity. I can learn to love..........
yep though it is also small in my hands
the IQ is superb!
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When shopping for a DSLR this summer with no preference
for any brand, I chose the K-x simply because it takes AA batteries!
as I've always carried a few sets for my flash and previous
camera, a Fuji S9100 that also took AA's.

Once back home, always a few other sets of fully charged AA's
ready to go while the others go back on recharge.

After a few days of use, I quickly appreciated the low-light
image quality and the nice ergonomics, just the fact that
there are no function buttons on the left hand side of the LCD
to activate with your nose/face at the worst possible time.
(purchased/returned a Fuji HS-10 because of this annoyance)

The more I look and handle Canon and Nikon's equivalent entry DSLR's
while browsing in camera shops, the more I appreciate the my K-x.

The only function I miss from my previous camera (bridge type,
DSLR like but lens not removable) is being able to post-review
my pics on an internal viewfinder to confirm the exposure and focus.

Some type of IR-auto focus assist beam would of been nice,
and a threaded shutter button to accept a traditional cable
type remote release but it still offers quite a lot for a camera
thats considered an entry-level DSLR.

Michel
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+1 on the AA. When shopping I had no preference for brand whatsoever but did have a list of required features with the first thing on that list being no stinking proprietary batteries! I was stunned to find the k-x as the only DSLR to use them.

After I bought it though I discovered the best thing about the k-x is it can use Takumar lenses!!! (Not that I had any clue what a Takumar was when I bought the camera) I have since learned, and the addiction seems endless...........
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QuoteOriginally posted by mlatour Quote
When shopping for a DSLR this summer with no preference
for any brand, I chose the K-x simply because it takes AA batteries!
as I've always carried a few sets for my flash and previous
camera, a Fuji S9100 that also took AA's.

Michel
OT: How is the Fuji bridge type camera's? I was looking at the s1700 for my daughter. How is the image quality,etc.?
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+1 on the AA. When shopping I had no preference for brand whatsoever but did have a list of required features with the first thing on that list being no stinking proprietary batteries! I was stunned to find the k-x as the only DSLR to use them.

After I bought it though I discovered the best thing about the k-x is it can use Takumar lenses!!! (Not that I had any clue what a Takumar was when I bought the camera) I have since learned, and the addiction seems endless...........
I agree with others on the AA. There are many that prefer the Li ion type. I have used both. I like the AA and don't find them a hindrance. The eneloops are great.

Ah the Takumar's.... wonderful and a pleasure to use.
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I was mostly attracted to SLR quality at this size and weight. I love to be able to carry it in my pack with a prime mounted and an extra (DA15, DA40) and not feel too weighed down. I don't have particularly large hands so it also feels very comfortable in mine. It's a great match for me considering how and where I often like to shoot (out there on mountain bike rides, ski trips, hikes, and climbing).
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSM Quote
OT: How is the Fuji bridge type camera's? I was looking at the s1700 for my daughter. How is the image quality,etc.?
My old Fuji S9100 dates back to around 2006 or so,
It has been subjected to the worst possible conditions;
freezing rain, ice, dropped in snow, heavy smoke, flying embers, dropped
to ground etc.
(I'm an amateur fireground photographer, www.coderouge.com
and average a photo outing every 3 days / 100+ structure fires per year)
and can honestly say held it's own to my collegue's Canon 20D's
for the type of low-light photos we do.

It quit working a few times but always came back to life
after thawing out with a hair dryer, image quality was always plenty good for
the type of photos I do. Due to a broken flash hotshoe I decided last
spring to replace it and keep it as a spare for rainy/snowy conditions.

Well the newer version of it, the HS-10 was a big dissapointment,
purchased one and tried in every possible way to fine tune it during a
entire week, nothing but frustrations. Image quality, autofocus, ergonomics,
fit and finish etc. was in my opinion a downgrade from my old camera, instead
of the very DSLR-like performance of the S9100, it now 'feels' like a Point-&-Shoot stuck inside a bigger body.

Returned it, searched the web and discovered the K-x...

Michel

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