My k7 comes arrives on Friday - any tips


conexus

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 11:13
There is a lot of news about the K7
- anyone who has had one a few weeks want to give me a few tips and tricks
What are some of the functions that really rocks your boat
Mike Court
K3, K7, 12 Pentax-17 pentax18-250, pentax50-135 2.8, tamron 16 - 70 2.8 18-55, pentaxc 50-200,pentax 50mm1.7,metz flash bowens 500 and studio stuff
Last Edited by conexus on 13/08/2009 - 11:14

polchraine

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 11:15
conexus wrote:
There is a lot of news about the K& - anyone who has had one a few weeks want to give me a few tips and tricks
What are some of the functions that really rocks your boat

Is that a new model already? Is it a replacement for the K-m or K7 by any chance?
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

conexus

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 11:30
K7 can't type!
Mike Court
K3, K7, 12 Pentax-17 pentax18-250, pentax50-135 2.8, tamron 16 - 70 2.8 18-55, pentaxc 50-200,pentax 50mm1.7,metz flash bowens 500 and studio stuff

Greytop

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 11:50
Hi Mike, firstly congratulations on the K-7. No real pointers actually, it is very easy to get up to speed with the button layout and handling. I came from a K20D and it only took a short while for me.

You will find metering to be little more biased towards 'spot on' rather than under exposure. You will also probably want to update the firmware to v1.01 if your camera is running version v1.00. This update adds a few fixes and introduces the option to directly select focus points in setup (like the K20D).

Most all have fun, it's a great camera
Regards Huw

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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 12:42
conexus wrote:
K7 can't type!

And you've bought a K7 ? OMG.
Sorry, can't help, don't have one, don't want one. I must be getting old . . . or broke.
Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 13/08/2009 - 12:44

Father Ted

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 12:44
One tip not already mentioned...

ENJOY IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Bob and his Pentax

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:02
Battery charger is not very fast so put it on to charge ASAP. Then sit down and read the manual while the battery charges.

New things I use are the 'electronic horizon' and I find the focus assist light is good when the light starts to get dim.

As Greytop says upgrade the firmware, and as Father Ted said enoy it.
Good luck

Bob

Pentax user since 1978, Digital since 1997.
Kit includes: K-7, K20D, K10D, *istDS, full set DA* lens, etc

vic cross

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:23
While on the subject of the K7. Does it have the focus adjustment as per the K20?(Not that I've a K20). Also does anyone know yet of an alternative battery make to the Pentax one? (Not the obvious answer AA's)
If and when I buy one I'll want the battery Grip and spare batteries and the Power/Mart ones I use in my K10 work perfectly well and are much cheaper than the Pentax version. CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

Greytop

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:28
Hi Vic,
yes individual lens focus adjustment is there as with the K20D.

Not sure about availability of non Pentax manufactured batteries yet though.
Regards Huw

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Mike-P

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:30
vic cross wrote:
Also does anyone know yet of an alternative battery make to the Pentax one? (Not the obvious answer AA's)


Some on Ebay. Around 10 each.
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Aero

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:37
Mike: My monitor doesn't work too well since I sprayed it with fly-killer. I've passed you name to my insurance company.

Al

vic cross

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:50
Mike P. What are the letters and numbers? or what do I type in to find them? CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

Mike-P

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 15:55
Theres a few but all I did was type K7 battery.

LINK 1
LINK 2
Link 3
Link 4
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vic cross

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 16:05
Thanks Mike. CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

Mike-P

Link Posted 13/08/2009 - 16:11
Ignore the last link though as they seem to think the K10D, K20D and K-7 use the same battery.
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