There was nothing I could do! He just wouldn't listen...


WobblyGoblin

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 17:31
Failed to convice my Dad to purchase a KX...

He has decided to spend his birthday money on a Nikon D5000 instead with a kit lens and a Tamron 70-300. 619 (including Nikon cashback deal) from the highstreet chain that shall not be named. Not actually bad value I suppose.

I couldn't make him see the light of getting the white KX kit currently on clearance at Park Cameras (439) and then getting a secondhand tele lens which would have given him about 110 spare.

The Nikon will serve him well but it's a shame he won't be able to borrow my decent lenses.

Actually, come to think of it, that's a positive for me! It only becomes a negative if he starts buying some good lenses.
You will only prise my 43Ltd from my cold, dead hands...

Hardgravity

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 18:42
Ah the power of salesmen!

They talk enough gibberish and know nothing, but still brainwash the unsuspecting into unwise purchases!

Still, he won't be pinching your lenses, that's a plus I suppose.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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MrCynical

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 19:05
Will that Tamron autofocus on the D5000? Most (non-HSM) third-party lenses don't (nice one Nikon).

Anvh

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 19:19
MrCynical wrote:
Will that Tamron autofocus on the D5000? Most (non-HSM) third-party lenses don't (nice one Nikon).

Yeah good one, the D5000 lacks screw-drive.
The Tamron 70-300 Nikon version does have a build-in motor though but some other lenses not.
Stefan


K10D, K5
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Last Edited by Anvh on 05/03/2010 - 19:20

PG

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:37
The lack of a built-in motor is not that big a deal unless you're considering buying old lenses.
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MostlyHarmless

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:40
WobblyGoblin wrote:
Failed to convice my Dad to purchase a KX...

He has decided to spend his birthday money on a Nikon [...]

Exactly the opposite of what happened to me (best part of 20 years ago mind) - I had a Nikon FE2 and he got a Pentax despite my "we'll be able to share lenses" pitch - worked out in the end though
Neal

Mike-P

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:57
I'm pretty sure my dad would rather use a Nikon than a white K-x .. to be honest I think I probably would as well
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Photomonk

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 00:09
Mike-P wrote:
I'm pretty sure my dad would rather use a Nikon than a white K-x .. to be honest I think I probably would as well

AH! A possible convert to the dark side!

The Photomonk

Dangermouse

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 00:24
A friend of mine has a Sony, but recently admitted that he was sorely tempted by a white K-m when they came out. His wife (the one with the full frame Alpha) did not look terribly impressed by this, and even less so when I said "They're offering the K-x in the same colour now, and you can haunt ebay for cheap primes...")

I am slightly surprised that they don't do the 55-300mm in colours to match the K-x, considering that they bother to make 18-55mm lenses in the full range of shades. I'd have thought they'd be ideal for the deluxe kits with both.
Matt

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

geclinke

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 12:11
Pentax could bring out country specific special editions - blue strap, white body, red lens, for France (or UK).
Infinite (nearly) possibilities, and a camera bag which would probably give you a migraine....
k5, 50mm FA, 18-55mm Kit, 50-200mm DA, 15mm Fisheye Sigma, 10-17mm DA Fisheye, 18-55mm DA WR, DA* 60-250, DA* 16-50
Last Edited by geclinke on 06/03/2010 - 12:12

Photomonk

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 12:28
Actually, it would be interesting to see what Pentax's worldwide sales stats are for the different colors of the K-x. Might be a surprising eye-opener for some.

The Photomonk
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