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10-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #16
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What ever happened to the K-X users? I user mine as my standard concert camera and it surprised my FF colleagues.




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Awesome concert pics! What len(s) do you use?
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I checked out your Flickr page! You are very talented! The k-x and the DA50-135 make an awesome combination in he right hands.
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The K-x was a low light star when it emerged, and is still solid. If I was shooting concerts, I would definitely take a K-x over a K-5 or K-r for its reliable auto-focus in coloured and dim light.
I'm not sure what is supposed to be wrong with the K-5....
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I'm not sure what is supposed to be wrong with the K-5....
A couple of in-focus photos don't mean anything. The K-5 I owned showed severe front-focus in tungsten light, which was not fixed by the firmware update. Read the forums, many users report unreliable AF in low light and focus error in coloured light. Even Pentax admitted this by releasing the K-5 II, whose only change was in the AF ability. From the In-Depth review of the K-5 II on this site:

"The Pentax K-5 was observed to have AF accuracy problems (front and back focus) when shooting in tungsten light. The Pentax K-5 II does not have this issue."

Coloured light and low light are the norm in concert shooting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I'm not sure what is supposed to be wrong with the K-5....
I think the K-5 issue being referred to was 'coloured and dim lights', specifically tungsten lighting reds and yellows causing focus problems, usually big front-focus. Falk Lumo studied this extensively, then Pentax themselves recognised this as a problem and addressed it with new AF hardware, starting with the K-30 I believe, and now the fix is standard in the K-5II, K-50, K-3 etc.

I've come across the issue from time to time myself. It is rare, but annoying, esp if the lost shots were important one-off opportunties.

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Wonderful Soundgarden shots! For the Chris Cornell photo they had us at the soundboard and I only had my DA*50-135mm.

My concert lenses are DA* 16-50mm, DA* 50-135mm, & DA 12-24mm

I used the 12-24mm on the Slash photo because I was so close.

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John,

Thanks! For what it's worth, my wife and I each have a K-X. We use them quite often for photos at our church activities. Great cameras, simple and fast to use.

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They would be good for churches. Recommend Tamron zooms for good quality inexpensive options.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
A couple of in-focus photos don't mean anything. The K-5 I owned showed severe front-focus in tungsten light, which was not fixed by the firmware update. Read the forums, many users report unreliable AF in low light and focus error in coloured light. Even Pentax admitted this by releasing the K-5 II, whose only change was in the AF ability. From the In-Depth review of the K-5 II on this site:

"The Pentax K-5 was observed to have AF accuracy problems (front and back focus) when shooting in tungsten light. The Pentax K-5 II does not have this issue."

Coloured light and low light are the norm in concert shooting.
In Sandy's defense, he had taken more than one or two in-focus concert shots.
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Well, if I revert to the opening question, yes, there are some of us still here using the K-x. Although there may well be a change to a K-3 next month. I've been busy using my K-x the last three years including on four Singles challenges. Was my intro to dSLRs and I've been happy with my choice.
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Well, if I revert to the opening question, yes, there are some of us still here using the K-x. Although there may well be a change to a K-3 next month. I've been busy using my K-x the last three years including on four Singles challenges. Was my intro to dSLRs and I've been happy with my choice.
I may also be doing the same. The K3 is calling my name buy me, buy me my precious . I may give mines to my brother who actually has been happy with an old Olympus C5030 but wants an actual DSLR camera.

I did take my K-x out a little yesterday and grabbed a few shots:
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Well since my K-x is dying, the K-3 is on order. It's hard to know what to do with an unreliable camera body when it's not all the way bad but also not quite worth fixing.
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Okay, I had a really difficult shoot. I was at ISO 12,800 the whole time





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My K-x is the only DSLR I own. I have a Pentax film camera that I use for B&W, but shoot the K-x 95% of the time. Love it.
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