Pentax X70


hobbielancie

Link Posted 18/10/2009 - 16:51
I have just bought the X70. I was not happy with the results straight out of the box but now I have tweaked it here and there I am pleasantly surprised with the results I have obtained. I will post some photos in the gallery later. It is a nice camera and easy to get to grips with.

sam-joseph

Link Posted 23/10/2009 - 06:07
I have an X70,and have mixed feelings about it. Firstly, it's got an awful battery life. If you use it as a travel camera, take the charger with you and charge every night. The battery itself is quite small (about 1/3rd the size of the Li-ion in the wife's Sony A200.)
Zoom is a bit hit and miss. With such a long zoom range, it's easy to overshoot your ideal focal length. I always use the viewfinder to compose the shot. This one, as usual, is electronic and not bad. Wouldn't it be great though, to have an optical viewfinder on one these??
Zoom stabilisation is impressive to say the least. Results seem pretty good, but given the choice, I'd take a picture with my K100D Super any day.
Sam-Joseph
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70
Last Edited by sam-joseph on 23/10/2009 - 06:08

Hyram

Link Posted 24/10/2009 - 09:13
sam-joseph wrote:
If you use it as a travel camera, take the charger with you and charge every night. The battery itself is quite small (about 1/3rd the size of the Li-ion in the wife's Sony A200.)
Zoom is a bit hit and miss. With such a long zoom range, it's easy to overshoot your ideal focal length. I always use the viewfinder to compose the shot. This one, as usual, is electronic and not bad. Wouldn't it be great though, to have an optical viewfinder on one these??
Zoom stabilisation is impressive to say the least. Results seem pretty good, but given the choice, I'd take a picture with my K100D Super any day.

Just buy some spare batteries - the Hahnel versions are a good compromise between price and quality.

Zooming just takes practice

You could not get an optical viewfinder to work with such a huge zoom range.

The X70 is not intended to compete with a DSLR.

I think it is an impressive little camera - very versatile.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

jackitec

Link Posted 24/10/2009 - 11:41
I'm very happy with my X70 apart from battery power but another 2 batteries sorted that, I never thought it would be the same as a DLSR but I'm finding I am using it more and more check my portfolio, I am now considering selling both of my K20's as I'm not really using them as much although I fancy a K7.

Jack.

sam-joseph

Link Posted 26/10/2009 - 01:48
So what would a K20D be worth then? And a Sigma 10-20??
Regards,
Sam-joseph
Sam-Joseph
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70

iceblinker

Link Posted 28/10/2009 - 17:25
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