WTB: K-x and DA35


mdc

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 15:11
As the title says really! Bear in mind I'm a poor student so as cheap as possible would be good

stub

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 15:50
K-x is first class in limited light..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

mdc

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 15:54
That's what I've heard! It was a toss-up between that and a K-r, basically I want a "cheap" body to replace my K100D as my "take anywhere" camera and especially when I do nightclub photography as the K7 is a) a bit too expensive to be running around a club with and b) terrible over ISO400.

Mike-P

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 17:04
mdc wrote:
as the K7 is a) a bit too expensive to be running around a club with and b) terrible over ISO400.

Yeah it's really bad.

ISO 800



Squirrel by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

ISO 2000



Robin by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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mdc

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 17:20
To be honest, this whole high-ISO issue seems to vary from body to body... I'm convinced that some of them are just off a bad batch, mine being one of them lol. Could also be due to revisions in the sensor as well, and I might just have an early one.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 17:23
Low light, and artificial light, can produce more noise at high ISOs. For me though, the K7 is fine up to ISO1250...
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mdc

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 17:32
Ah that'll be why then

Definitely need that K-x methinks. So, anyone got one going cheap?

cabstar

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 19:50
GX20 ISO 1600.... I think with the current strides in software noise reduction ISO capabilities are a little irrelevant now. Both these shot under very poor lighting conditions...




Or k100d at ISO 3200...



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davidstorm

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 20:08
mdc wrote:
Ah that'll be why then

Definitely need that K-x methinks. So, anyone got one going cheap?

I think you will struggle to get a good K-x 'cheap' as they hold their value fiercely well! However, I did notice that on ebay SRS Microsystems had some brand new at 319 including free delivery, kit lens and 2 year warranty. You won't find a good second hand one much cheaper than that.

Regards
David
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mdc

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 20:20
Well I can get a used one body-only for 229, which would be fine as I've already got an 18-55 kit lens from my K100D, plus the 18-55 WR I use on my K7.

Was hoping I might be able to get something sub-200 though
Last Edited by mdc on 07/12/2011 - 20:20

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 20:23
mdc wrote:
Well I can get a used one body-only for 229, which would be fine as I've already got an 18-55 kit lens from my K100D, plus the 18-55 WR I use on my K7.

Was hoping I might be able to get something sub-200 though

I would snatch the seller's hand off at 229, assuming it's in good nick and not too many shutter actuations. Is that delivered or extra for delivery?

Regards
David
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mdc

Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 22:09
A LOT of activity in the classifieds tonight it would seem! And a couple of interesting PMs with options, although more are always welcome

I did consider the body at 229, not too high shutter count either, I'm just not sure I can justify spending such a large chunk of my loan on it... money only came in today! Haha

So yeah, any other offers are still welcome

cabstar

Link Posted 08/12/2011 - 00:30
I sold my k-x as I didn't think the final image quality was as good as my GX20 (K20d) So I would think you may be dissapointed particularly when it came to skin tones etc...

Also the handling on a k-x is totally different to the semi pro bodies, I preferred the handling on the k-r to the k-x & I thought there was a massive difference between the k-x & k-r both in responsiveness & usability...
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mdc

Link Posted 08/12/2011 - 16:50
Well I quite like the handling of my K100D (more or less the same layout-wise as the K-x) for more or less "auto" work, I don't really need the features of the K-7 when I'm out and about.

I took the K7 out last night and spent the night shooting at 1600; got home with a bunch of poor quality shots - noisy as hell, and absolutely no edge definition whatsoever. Lightroom's NR helped with the noise but the edges were unrecoverable.

I DEFINITELY need something with better low light performance, even just a stop or two. So yeah, last call for a K-x around the 200 mark, or less with a high shutter count

EDIT: Just used this, http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studiocompare.asp, stick it on RAW @ 1600 and flick between the K7, Kx and the Kr; the K7 looks like a joke in comparison lol.
Last Edited by mdc on 08/12/2011 - 17:17

SteveF

Link Posted 08/12/2011 - 20:23
Tried your link, got Page Not Found error?
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