And in the end I just bought an old black K-x

JoepLX3

Mu-43 Top Veteran
For a DSLR it is pretty compact and for less than 400 Euro a pretty difficult to beat this bang for the buck. The build quality is a pretty solid and the OVF better than any EVF I have tried recently.

My lens collection is growing well (maybe too well) and I enjoy discovering photography, especially with the UWA (Tamron 10-24 mm auto focus zoom) and Fast manual focus prime (Pentax SMC A 50 mm F1.4). Next to the 18-55 mm and 50-200 mm DA (no-L) zooms I already decided to get the new DA 35 mm F2.4 and still doubting on the longer range between any of these:
- DA 70 mm F2.4 Limitted
- FA 77 mm F1.8 Limitted
- Sigma 50-150 mm F2.8
- Sigma / Tamron 70-200 mm F2.8

Or even a fast 85 mm Manual focus lens (Samyang...):
- Already owning 3 x Pentax A lenses (28 mm F2.8, A 50 mm F1.4, A 135 mm)
- And 4x Pentax M lenses (28 mm F2.8, 50 mm F2, 135 mm F3.5, 200 mm F4) - most to be sold

And later I might also consider one of the following investments:
- K-5 (at more reasonable price, like K-7 at this moment, and donate K-x to friend / family)
- Macro Auto focus lens
- Long Auto focus tele lens, bv 300 mm
- < 10 mm Fisheye, e.g. the 8 mm Samyang

But probably I still first get the following to play with:
- External flash
- Polarizer + IR filter
- Extention tubes / Rear converter ring
 

JoepLX3

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Hi Joep, congrats on your new K-x.
I assume you will change your name into JoepKX ?
Thanks
- But I will keep the LX3!!!
- Should I also move away from this forum???

Oh, I like the compactness of K-x with the A 50 mm F1.4 prime, not much bigger than G2. But also with the possibilty to add a decent fast auto focus tele zoom. Pretty happy with camera so far and a lot to learn / discover.
 

Ulfric M Douglas

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joep! Nooo!
After all the ... discussion ... no colours?
Get yer paint pots out at least! Must be something left over from painting little models of tanks & planes ... olive drab anyone?
 

pxpaulx

Mu-43 All-Pro
The only thing I have to ask...whats with calling the K-x old? It was barely hitting retailer shelves a year ago (I know, I bought a white one as soon as I could!). Can't wait to get the K5 myself - a K7 with a killer sensor, yes please, thank you!
 

JoepLX3

Mu-43 Top Veteran
The only thing I have to ask...whats with calling the K-x old? It was barely hitting retailer shelves a year ago (I know, I bought a white one as soon as I could!). Can't wait to get the K5 myself - a K7 with a killer sensor, yes please, thank you!
You are right, at Pentax forum I called it buying a NEW Pentax camera (iso a 2nd hand one)...
- If K-5 is very good, I want more from the camera and the price will go down with introduction of K-3 and K-1 (!?!?!?!) then I will for sure considering to "upgrade" as well.
 

Herman

Mu-43 All-Pro
Thanks
- But I will keep the LX3!!!
- Should I also move away from this forum???

Oh, I like the compactness of K-x with the A 50 mm F1.4 prime, not much bigger than G2. But also with the possibilty to add a decent fast auto focus tele zoom. Pretty happy with camera so far and a lot to learn / discover.
You're welcome.
Both camera (LX3 and K-x) are GREAT camera Joep.
No, you haven't to move away from this forum, we appreciate your contribution a lot.
 
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