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10-31-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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My first impressions of my new K-50

At first handling, I noticed the improvement in the grip of the new camera over my K2000. I have rather large hands but my fingers aren't especially long, and the grip was perfect for me. The layout of the on/off lever, +/- button and the green button will take a little getting used to, but not a big problem. The first major difference I noticed was the vast improvement in the overall sharpness and clarity of my photos as compared to the results I've been able to obtain from my K2000. I've yet to put it to the test in the field, but with the few photos I've taken of trick or treaters tonight, it's quite apparent that the increase in megapixels is going to significantly improve the overall quality of my work. I've only scratched the surface of what this wonderful piece of equipment can do, but I'm already thrilled with the purchase! Such an enormous amount of technology in such a small package.... and at such a bargain-basement price!


B.B. King named his favorite guitar, the one that produced his sweetest music, "Lucille," so.... I decided my new K-50 is now known as Lucille! Like George Kennedy in "Cool Hand Luke," when he was watching the buxom lass washing the car.... "Ooooo... my sweet Lucille!"


If Kerrowdown can name his lenses, I suppose it's O.K. if I name my camera, right?


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10-31-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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I think someone had to die in a fire for BB to name his guitar..

I agree with your assessment of the K-50. I went from the K-7 to the K-50 and while it lacks the top LCD (which I miss a lot), the mag' alloy body (which feels nice in the hand) and the proper SR in movie mode, it's still a fine bit of kit which produces better results for me that the K-7 did.
The MovieSR of the K-50 is total garbage but I've solved this in buying an optically stabilized lens which works brilliantly when I shoot vid clips
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Actually, two men died in the fire. They had been fighting over a woman named Lucille.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_(guitar)

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Great story!

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I was waiting your post, Dewman.
I am happy that after the purchase you still feel that way. You are going to enjoy it a lot!
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I was waiting your post, Dewman.
I am happy that after the purchase you still feel that way. You are going to enjoy it a lot!

I shot a few photos of trick-or-treaters tonight and I noticed a marked increase in color saturation over my K2000. I expected the sharpness to be a little better because of the increase in pixels and I was not disappointed. So far, so good! I'm still having a difficult time understanding the usefulness of the "green button."


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I'm still having a difficult time understanding the usefulness of the "green button."
I own a k-50 since June and I am still discovering a lot of things, maybe because of my lack of experience because is my first SLR at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
I shot a few photos of trick-or-treaters tonight and I noticed a marked increase in color saturation over my K2000. I expected the sharpness to be a little better because of the increase in pixels and I was not disappointed. So far, so good! I'm still having a difficult time understanding the usefulness of the "green button."


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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/53-pentax-dslr-camera-articles/60081-usage-green-button.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/54-pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-me...k-x-k-7-a.html

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