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10-30-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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A Grip for a KX

I have a KX, but it's very uncomfortable to hold. I'm wondering if anyone with a similar "issue" with the camera has solved it with an attachment of some kind? There's an adhesive grip for compact cameras that I've thought about buying (<$10), but I'd hate to affix something like that to the KX since it's a classic. I'd prefer something reversible if possible. What are your thoughts?

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The half-case is popular for many classic film cameras.
AFAIK no one makes a fancy leather model for the KX.

However the eveready case is readily available used.
The part that attaches to the camera will work just as well.

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Does it actually improve comfort and handling? Does it attach to the camera, or does the camera simply sit inside?
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The (n)eveready case attaches to the tripod socket.

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They work very well for me. I have eveready cases on all my camera bodies.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
They work very well for me. I have eveready cases on all my camera bodies.
+1 Never leave home without one!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
Does it actually improve comfort and handling?
In a word...yes.

You might find it difficult to find an original KX case, but leather Spotmatic cases will fit and are relatively easy to find in good condition. They clean up nicely with a little shoe polish. Probably the cheapest option is to find one at auction with a Spotmatic body.


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Try an SF1n. Its relatively the same size, weighs less, and has an integrated grip. It also has auto exposure, auto-focus, auto-advance, 1/2000 shutter speed, and built-in flash. But wait, there's more! (How could there be more?) You can probably buy one for less than the cost of a genuine KX ever-ready case.

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QuoteOriginally posted by AquaDome Quote
Try an SF1n. Its relatively the same size, weighs less, and has an integrated grip. It also has auto exposure, auto-focus, auto-advance, 1/2000 shutter speed, and built-in flash. But wait, there's more! (How could there be more?) You can probably buy one for less than the cost of a genuine KX ever-ready case.
And I have an SF1 lying around that I never use ...
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Try an SF1n.

There are many camera models with built-in grip, but none is a Pentax KX.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
There are many camera models with built-in grip, but none is a Pentax KX.

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Having had both, I agree wholeheartedly. The KX is in a class by itself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
There are many camera models with built-in grip, but none is a Pentax KX.

Chris
What's more, the OP already owns the KX.


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