Pentax K-x Digital Camera


royd63uk

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 13:18
does this camera work with the 60-250 lens

roy
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Roy

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terje-l

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 13:23
Why shouldn't it
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ

royd63uk

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 13:28
what i meant was does it use sdm or not
regards
Roy

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Gwyn

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 13:38
Taken from the specs of the K-x.

Quote:
Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions) SDM function: Yes Power zoom function: n/a

So yes it supports SDM.

royd63uk

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 13:40
thanks looked but didnt see that
roy

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Roy

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Anvh

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 15:30
All Pentax cameras after the K1 series support SDM besides the K100D super and the K10D which also support SDM.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Dangermouse

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 15:35
I can confirm that Power Zoom doesn't work at all with the K-m, no idea about the K-x. I assume that the contacts are only there for SDM therefore.

Found this out by buying a fairly cheap example of the 28-80mm PZ lens. Slightly annoying that PZ doesn't work but hey, it's a nice enough lens, reasonably sharp and with pleasingly chunky controls.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

robbie_d

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 15:37
Anvh wrote:
All Pentax cameras after the K1 series support SDM besides the K100D super and the K10D which also support SDM.


If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

royd63uk

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 15:48
i have another question regarding this camera
i am confused (easily done) regarding the autofocuss points or lack of.
Cant you just set it to centre focus and take it that this is the area it is then focussing in.Just read a review and he said it was a bad move not to put auto focuss points on as you cant tell where the focuss is so he was getting oof shots!!.But seeing how i only use centre focuss would this be a problem.
Sorry if i am rambling.

Roy
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

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Anvh

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 15:58
robbie_d wrote:
Anvh wrote:
All Pentax cameras after the K1 series support SDM besides the K100D super and the K10D which also support SDM.


The K1 series are the K10D, K100D, K110D, K100D super, from those only the K10D and the K100D super support SDM.
From the K2 series on SDM is support with all cameras.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Anvh

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 16:00
royd63uk wrote:
i have another question regarding this camera
i am confused (easily done) regarding the autofocuss points or lack of.
Cant you just set it to centre focus and take it that this is the area it is then focussing in.Just read a review and he said it was a bad move not to put auto focuss points on as you cant tell where the focuss is so he was getting oof shots!!.But seeing how i only use centre focuss would this be a problem.
Sorry if i am rambling.

Roy

No that wouldn't be a problem for you then.
Also if you use selective focus points, you can see on the LCD screen which focus point is selected only when it's on automatic you've no AF indication but you can use ur eye to see what's in focus.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

robbie_d

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 17:36
Anvh wrote:
robbie_d wrote:
Quote:
All Pentax cameras after the K1 series support SDM besides the K100D super and the K10D which also support SDM.


The K1 series are the K10D, K100D, K110D, K100D super, from those only the K10D and the K100D super support SDM.
From the K2 series on SDM is support with all cameras.

Aaah, me being slow.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

grahamwalton

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 19:24
With my Pentax K-X, I have set autofocus to the centre point and now know that this is where it focuses. I soon got used to it.
My SDM lenses work fine with the K-X
Friendly Regards
Graham

i-Berg

Link Posted 06/05/2010 - 09:39
Roy,

Like Graham, I use centre point on the Kx, works fine - as does the 50-135 which is SDM.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

kff

Link Posted 19/05/2010 - 08:56
I like a native light and the Pentax K-x allows me to take some pictures with it. I think that this camera has the best sensor in the Pentax K product line. What a pity, Pentax reduced some interest and important functions and connectors, which donīt have a major effect in the factory price ... Didnīt want to be a rival for his K-7.

Implementation of body isnīt importance such as waterproof, material, ergonomic etc., but vice versa - a function possibilities are important.

What a pity, if the Pentax wouldnīt reduce this features
then the K-x would jump very high his rivals and the K-x would be a strong progress in the entry level category.
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