Pentax K-x

Announced Sep 17, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello I have a Pentax K-x camera and an AF-540FGZ flash. I bought a Hama flash bracket. https://www.hama.com/00006812/hama-flash-bracket-30-x-180-mm I wish to mount the camera and the flash side by side and use the internal K-x flash as trigger master for fill-in, and the 540FGZ as the slave bounce whenever a reflective ceiling/surface near is available. If not, use the internal and 540FGZ direct in tandem. My problem: Since the Hama bracket is not dedicated 540FGZ only works in Automatic...
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Hi all, I bought the Sigma 50-500 DG APO HSM last sping and used it extensively through the summer and fall but it's been mostly idle this winter (very cold here in the NE US). I did take it out on a few very cold days but made sure NOT to use the autofocus, having read about some problems with that in cold weather. Yesterday it was sunny and we got a few degrees above freezing so I used autofocus quite a bit. I wasn't terribly pleased with any of the results, but my subjects were mostly...
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Maybe I'm a little spoiled...  I've had my K-x for a few years now and I really like it quite a bit.  I still have the kit lens, and for general stuff it's OK.  But trying to do some product shots with a blown out background or any shot where the background is bright yields some unpleasantness - I don't know if the coating is bad or it's a poor lens design or what, but the contrast goes in the crapper with backlight.  In general, things also seem a bit soft. Before entering the digital realm,...
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It would make perfect sense to be able to have one control dial control shutter speed, the other ISO and for the aperture ring to control aperture. I can't seem to configure this behaviour though. I can set the control dials to control the appropriate parameters in Tv mode, but that doesn't work with non-A lenses and in any case isn't designed for what I want. The only options for M mode are which dial does aperture and which shutter speed. If you use a manual lens, one control dial becomes...
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Hello everyone, first post here. I recently stumbled on my old K1000, and found that I had several lenses that were in very good condition. About two months ago I purchased a D5100 with a 18-55mm kit lens. The lens isn't bad, but not exceptional either. On eBay I noticed there are two types of adapters available for my Nikon, one with glass for infinity and one without. I was hoping anyone with a similar experience could enlighten me on the image consequences of both. Most adapters I find are...
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I thought I used to be able to get ISO 200 on my Pentax K-x digital SLR. Now only auto ISO 400 shows as lowest number. I can't seem to change. I must have pushed the wrong button one day to set the camera to this but have no idea what I did or how to change it. Any ideas
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I have an older Pentax K-x body which is obviously not very valuable now, and a couple APS-c cheap entry lenses in the 18-55 and 50-200 ranges. But I also have  a nice FA 1:1.4 50mm and a Sigma 1:1.8 EX DG 28m Macro.  I think both of these are decent lenses, someone correct me if I am wrong, full frame lenses. My daughter needs  a bigger lens for her highschool yearbook work. I am in a quandary as to my options.  I'd like to buy a good 50x500mm zoom in the $1500 range, but I cannot decide if...
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Hello there, the case is basically quite simple. I started my photography-life with a Olympus C8080 Wide-Zoom. Then after some years I progressed to a Pentax K-X..including two kit-lenses and a third one for general use. I was a bit lazy with the pentax and relied heavily on Automatic Mode…and then sold the camera. Now I have a Sony RX100, with which I am really, really satisfied. And also I adjusted myself to either manual mode, or other the “P” mode to check what the cam would suggest. What...
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By: Hasarinda (Oct 13, 2013)
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Hi All, I have been using an Canon SX130IS p&s for more than 2 years & now looking for an DSLR. I'm from Sri Lanka and the DSLR market in Sri Lanka is dominated by Canon & Nikon(about 99%) I have a very limited budget & have found 2 options that I like. New Nikon D3100 - about $450 - (A good used one can be found for about $350 in Sri Lanka) Used Pentax K-x - about $250 (Is in good condition, bought from US in 2012, shutter count - 7500) My main usage is for casual shooting & to use it in...
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Please review my gallery images of a hot air balloon festival in a northern Chicago suburb. http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7872229425/albums/1st-annual-festival-of-color Looking at a few of the last photos, the night shots, you can see pixels that are not the right colors.  The artifacts do not show in the daylight shots (that I see). What is the issue?  Is this fixable or pretty much time to replace? is ~23000 shutter count of concern? --MrThallidI currently take pictures, but I...
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