New user of K-x


rover49

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 10:58
Hi everyone, just got myself the K-x with a kit zoom (19-55mm). I have had a digital compact for some years and decided to move up to the next level. I used to have a Pentax ME film camera many years ago and thought Pentax would be best for me having been used to a film camera of the same brand (although 20 yrs ago).

I have got a couple of K fit lenses from film days, can anyone give me a bit of general advice as to the pro's and con's of using such lenses and what a suitable (budget) flash would be.

Many thanks

Steve

Blythman

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 11:04
Welcome aboard Steve. See link for using old lenses http://support.pentaximaging.com/node/1
Alan


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SmutjeUK

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 11:13
Welcome Steve and have fun here.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

i-Berg

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 11:15
G'day and welcome, you've picked a very good camera - excellent sensor etc (which I'm sure you knew).

There's a forum on this site for lenses, and another for flash photography. You may find those useful.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

stub

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 17:23
Hi rover49. Welcome to the forum.. I too bought the Kx three months ago..Im having loads of fun with..though the cameras photography skills outweigh mine at present...lol
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

tomkeet

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:11
Hi and welcome.
Regards
Tom

K-3iii's.
SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301

Siekierus

Link Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:38
Hirover49!!! I chose K-x as well- and it was one of the best choices in my life Hope to see some of your photos here!
From Pentax with love...

StephenLewis

Link Posted 04/12/2010 - 12:47
Hi Steve and welcome to the forum.

Cheers,

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

darlene

Link Posted 12/12/2010 - 18:55
hi and welcome to the forum.
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