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01-25-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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Back to being a Pentaxian

It's been an interesting journey and I've come back to the Pentax fold. I just picked up my K-x with kit lens today Can't wait for the weekend to play around with it. Eventually my next purchase will be a DA 15mm Ltd as I do mainly landscape shooting. Might be a while before that happens though. I even kept the strap I used on my Pentax SLR and dSLR cameras as something was telling me I'd return



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That is a very nice and loud strap--welcome back old mate. I do remember you posting--so, what brought you back? Is it that high ISO beast, the Kx? I am curious, to where did you venture and what brings you back?
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Congrats on the camera, and welcome back. Cool strap
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That is a very nice and loud strap--welcome back old mate. I do remember you posting--so, what brought you back? Is it that high ISO beast, the Kx? I am curious, to where did you venture and what brings you back?
Hi JewellTtrail, I remember you as well, thanks for the welcome.

My Dad used Pentax film SLRs so I pretty much grew up on Pentax. I started with Pentax digital however: grass is greener(?)/LBA/a little insanity and I was switching camera bodies and lenses like nobodies business. Pentax, to Nikon to Panasonic to Canon. For what I have no idea and my wallet suffered. For the past year I survived on a couple of P&S's until I could afford a dSLR again. Pentax the brand and this forum is where I feel more at home. Pentax has the right feel for me, the right features and the wonderful glass.

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Congrats on the camera, and welcome back. Cool strap
Thanks Jonson, it definitely shows the name well

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Hi ajuett, i'm new here but i do share the same neckstrap as yours, so i can say maybe you are the prodigal son.
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Hi ajuett, i'm new here but i do share the same neckstrap as yours, so i can say maybe you are the prodigal son.
LOL, you might be right
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About 6 weeks ago I was doing the exact same thing, getting reaquainted with Pentax via the K-x after a brief period of Canon ownership. Once that little K-x starts working its magic (which of course requires you to learn how best to work with it ) you'll wonder why you ever owned anything else.
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It's been an interesting journey and I've come back to the Pentax fold. I just picked up my K-x with kit lens today
Congrats on your choice but your kit lens is not WR?

One of my neighbors friend went to New York and picked a K-x 18-55 WR kit for him from Adorama store by walking in, he brought the kit here but we found the kit lens was an AL I version instead of WR. My neighbor emailed them, they've checked the purchase number, they accepted it was a mistake but their excuse was kit was marked as a WR lens in the box, it was sent that way from Japan. My neighbor decided not to send back the non-WR lens to them because they've asked both way cargo should be paid by him for a replacement.

Your camera picture reminded the occasion to me.

There was a heavy snow here yesterday, if I had his WR version, I would play in the snow like a happy baby polar bear, instead of being frightened from the sno flakes all over the camera, and trying to take pictures while holding an umbrella.

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It's been an interesting journey and I've come back to the Pentax fold. I just picked up my K-x with kit lens today

Something looks odd to me at the picture you've attached - did you get 18-55 AL lens with this kit?! I've got the 18-55 AL II lens (which is newer)!
I think that the new k-x will have the second version of the lens...

Strange, no?
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Something looks odd to me at the picture you've attached - did you get 18-55 AL lens with this kit?! I've got the 18-55 AL II lens (which is newer)!
I think that the new k-x will have the second version of the lens...

Strange, no?
The version of the 18-55mm that comes with the K-x is "DA L". If you look on the front of my photo its not that clear, it reads "SMC Pentax DA L 1:3.5-5.6 18-55 AL" This is the lastest kit lens that ships with the K-m and K-x.
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the DA L is the correct lens for this body. the WR is the correct lens for the K-7. but either could I suppose be sold with the DA II or DA WR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
Congrats on your choice but your kit lens is not WR?

One of my neighbors friend went to New York and picked a K-x 18-55 WR kit for him from Adorama store by walking in, he brought the kit here but we found the kit lens was an AL I version instead of WR. My neighbor emailed them, they've checked the purchase number, they accepted it was a mistake but their excuse was kit was marked as a WR lens in the box, it was sent that way from Japan. My neighbor decided not to send back the non-WR lens to them because they've asked both way cargo should be paid by him for a replacement.

Your camera picture reminded the occasion to me.

There was a heavy snow here yesterday, if I had his WR version, I would play in the snow like a happy baby polar bear, instead of being frightened from the sno flakes all over the camera, and trying to take pictures while holding an umbrella.
I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. I've used both the 18-55mm II and 18-55mm L in light rain and similar lenses with even less solid construction in heavy snow without any difficulties. Just be careful of not getting snow/raindrops forced into the lens when you zoom in and out and you should be fine.
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There was a heavy snow here yesterday, if I had his WR version, I would play in the snow like a happy baby polar bear, instead of being frightened from the sno flakes all over the camera, and trying to take pictures while holding an umbrella.
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I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. I've used both the 18-55mm II and 18-55mm L in light rain and similar lenses with even less solid construction in heavy snow without any difficulties. Just be careful of not getting snow/raindrops forced into the lens when you zoom in and out and you should be fine.
Snowing was so heavy and joyful I wouldn't worry about lens even if it's destructed, instead I worried about snow water gets into the camera from the mount place by capillary water movement, isn't there a embedded "O" ring kinda thing on the lens' mount in the WR version, no?
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I've just checked the web, on 18-55 WR that red "O" ring looking thing should be the one I am talking about, protect the camera from the mount point.
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Snowing was so heavy and joyful I wouldn't worry about lens even if it's destructed, instead I worried about snow water gets into the camera from the mount place by capillary water movement, isn't there a embedded "O" ring kinda thing on the lens' mount in the WR version, no?
I have actually had that experience, shooting in heavy rain with one of the most cheaply-constructed Pentax lenses available (it was free, so why not? ). Fortunately neither the lens or my K20D suffered any lasting damage, it just started to act like there was a non-"A" lens attached. Again, though, snowmelt would be unlikely to cause such a problem but if you're still worried then the WR lens is always nice to have. Plus it looks cooler.
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