Hello - again


ianmag

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 11:25
I am not so much a newbee but more of a returnee to the fold. Several years ago I had a K-30, since then I have dallied with the X-T1 & X-T2 but have now come back onboard with the KP. I am really enjoying getting to know this camera and now realise, among other things, just how much I missed an optical viewfinder.
Even though I spent time in the wilderness I continued to enjoy the chat, long may it continue.
Cheers Ian

McGregNi

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 12:12
Good to hear you've come back with the KP, which I imagine is many steps upwards and onwards from the K30.

If I was in the market now, technically, the KP would be a first contender for an upgrade.... I'm just a bit worried about the much smaller size, as I've used a K7 with grip for the last 8 years. I would go for the largest of the grips, and no doubt get used to it. Certainly the near K1 high ISO performance is a big draw, and would be a big help to me indoors with flash.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

ianmag

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 13:12
The KP is, as you say, many steps from the K-30. I like the small size and comparitively light weight, I appreciate not having a heavy load to lug about the hills when lockdown easing allows me to get back to my walking and camping trips. As for the grips I have found that the Medium suits me best but with a choice of 3 everyone should be able to find the perfect fit.
Cheers Ian

McGregNi

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 13:48
And now we wait with baited breath to see what comes of this new 'flagship' aps-c model that is expected... Give me KP image quality with K7 handling and control style please!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 31/05/2020 - 13:50
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