Hi!


Flexyflow

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 13:47
Hi everyone,

I'm a french pentaxian just arrived in UK. Pentax made me love photography thanks to its strong community.

But (there is always a but), I strongly want to switch to Fuji.

Let's speak honestly, I'd like to sell my equipment and don't want to use eBay (as far as possible) or else.

I couldn't get away from pentax though!

Cheers,
Felix

JohnX

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 15:57
Welcome, and what's wrong with two systems (assuming you're talking XT-1)?

Flexyflow

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 17:20
I'm talking X-Pro 1 actually.

The thing I really liked with Pentax was the K-mount legacy. I really enjoy used old lenses and would use an film camera if prints wasn't as expansive.

The more I shoot, the more I feel I don't need fast AF, 9 different lenses, and 10 im/s. I don't take my dslr mostly because of the size.

In that, I really like the limited lenses and spent the last months with the 40mm only. Then I feel I'll get closer to what I need and look for with the X-system.

Maybe not, the issue is we never know what will be regretted

ISO

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 18:53
Well you could keep the Pentax Legacy with a Q7 and adapter so you could use which lenses you want to keep & flog the body and superfluous glass:

Stuey

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 20:16
ISO wrote:
Well you could keep the Pentax Legacy with a Q7 and adapter so you could use which lenses you want to keep & flog the body and superfluous glass:

That seems like an option

Hello and welcome by the way
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

Flexyflow

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 21:55
Even if it's a nice side camera, there is no viewfinder, and the sensor is small (1" I think), which is not good enough (to me) for a main camera.

bforbes

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 22:46
Go for the X-Pro1. I've tried the Q and the MX-1 and while the IQ is good it's the lack of a viewfinder, particularly in sunlight, that cripples them for me.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

JonSchick

Link Posted 07/05/2014 - 06:28
My father loves his X Pro 1 and does not miss the Canon 5Dii that it replaced...the Fuji is that good. Some shops might offer part exchange for your equipment, or you could try the classifieds here (or on DP Review). I think there's always a market for good stuff (eg the Limiteds) but shifting old legacy lenses and basic kit lenses can be a little harder unless you price them competitively.

Flexyflow

Link Posted 07/05/2014 - 09:29
I didn't know there was a market on DP Rev.

I've seen, K-5 prices fell down recently. Well that's good for new people to walk into Pentax gear I guess!

It's always a lump in one's throat when you let go stuff you like.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/05/2014 - 17:02
There's always the possibility of a Pentax to Fuji-X adapter, to keep your old manual lenses alive.
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bforbes

Link Posted 07/05/2014 - 19:29
You can find some that work with the DA lenses that don't have an aperture ring. link
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

Flexyflow

Link Posted 08/05/2014 - 09:18
Yes I would have had some hard feelings to sell my K135 2.5! I'll find some adaptater.

The one with the aperture ring is cool

ISO

Link Posted 08/05/2014 - 19:48
Flexy - have you had a look at the new Sony a6000?

johnha

Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 00:05
To get the most out of the new camera I really feel you need to use its native lenses. It will be more compact and work much better than using an adapter + DSLR lens. Otherwise you may as well just use a DSLR and have an SLR finder.

I thought about an Xpro-1 long and hard, in the end I spent about the same as a body would cost on a P67 outfit (2x bodies, 2x prisms & 45, 75, 165 & 200mm lenses).
PPG Flickr

Flexyflow

Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 11:00
@ISO, haven't heard of the a6000, but I usually not a big fan of Sony, Ill take a look though.

@Johnha, I'm gonna use the native lens mostly if I switch. I understand your choice, but don't want to go into film (especially that size) because of the cost and because i'm used to computer post-processing. But it should be a brilliant camera anyway.
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