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11-17-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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after much agonizing...

and way to much information overload, I finally decided on the K-x and placed my order on Newegg! I really wanted a Navy Blue model but I just couldn't hold out any longer..

I went with the body only and also ordered a Sigma 17-70mm lens on Amazon.. Browsing ebay I snagged a Takumar Super 55mm F/1.8 screw mount M42 cheap as well..

Now to learn how to use it all... Total noob here but I can't wait to take some nice walks around town and experiment..

What are some good sources on the web to learn the in and outs (mostly the technical aspects) of photography?

11-17-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by DebLewis Quote
I went with the body only and also ordered a Sigma 17-70mm lens on Amazon.. Browsing ebay I snagged a Takumar Super 55mm F/1.8 screw mount M42 cheap as well..

Now to learn how to use it all... Total noob here but I can't wait to take some nice walks around town and experiment..

What are some good sources on the web to learn the in and outs (mostly the technical aspects) of photography?
Welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy your camera.

That 55 is a nice lens but do you know that you'll need an adapter for a screw mount lens?
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navy and red models are supposed to have just started shipping this week, according to the Pentax rep.

However body only, would probably take a bit longer. The navy model comes with a black lens, so it could be sold more easily. You're getting two great lenses, but as noted, you'll need an adapter for one (and its fully manual).

For learning exposure, I just googled exposure and some random terms like tutorial, understanding, lesson

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Regarding (manual) flash photography

Strobist

and (also other non flash info here)

http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/further-pages/


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11-17-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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Make sure you buy a genuine Pentax adapter for the M42 lens. Some of the 3rd party ones have trouble focussing to infinity and I've heard tales of them getting stuck on cameras. The official one will have neither of these problems.

I have the later K mount version of that lens, it's a handy one to have on digital as it becomes a fast short telephoto. Took this with mine today:



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