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Gots me a new camera :o … K-50

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Done_rundleCams, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    … in noir :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  2. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    Have fun!

    We'll look forward to the full detailed review in due course...:)
     
  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Alex,

    Fun being the operative word :) I've got my first query about the camera
    which was raised something pointed out on the camera by a mate. He said, "hey, your camera has an effects button. What does that do?" "What?", says I. On the side by the RAW button is a slash (/) and a FX button :eek: and, something, for me to look into :)

    So, far so good …. pics wise :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Jack
    that is a brilliant camera you have there.
    I wish I hadn't had to get rid of mine:( But I hope you have great times with it
     
  5. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Hello Jack,

    Great news, the K-50 is excellent. Pentax are certainly on the up and up. I have just read a full report in a well respected Pro magazine on the 810 and the noise at high ISO is something else. The K-50 should give you excellent night time photography potential.

    I had thought of selling my K-5, but the return is derisory, so it will stay in the bag for those times when the K-3 is perhaps a little tested. No doubt that the higher one pushes the resolution the greater the noise problem becomes as the ISO rises. It is a trade off, as with most things.

    Looking forward to seeing some more of your street photography too.
     
  6. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    Great news Jack :)

    I won't ruin the surprise of the FX button. I really want to, but I won't ;)
     
  7. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks David … Well, so far, it's performed admirably, like all my Pentax kit, when I perform up to snuff. Mind you, it's only been a couple of days ;) Looking forward to shooting something sporty, so I can try the TAV(TVA?) mode :)

    Cheers and, remember, you can always come home :D

    Jack
     
  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi David,

    I'm looking forward to scouring the late night streets of Vancouver et al with the K-50, just so I can see how it performs in low light. :) So far, it's only been "decent to good light" shooting which are in my FB albums :)

    The one thing I've got to get used to is that I now have two(2) dials for shutter speed and apertures :D

    Cheers and liking your K-3 pics :)

    Jack
     
  9. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks ATV :) and, as for ruining surprises, don't worry about that …. whenever, I pick up a book that looks interesting, I'll check the last sentence/paragraph and if it peaks my interest, I'll pick it up :) Same thing with movies, people will say, "oh, I don't want to ruin the ending for you" and I tell 'em, "don't worry because 99.9% of movie endings are cr@p, anyway." ;)

    So, blast away with the "FX" button info :)

    cheers,

    Jack
     
  10. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    Your brand loyalty is phenomenal Jack.

    I'm sure you are going to enjoy it.

    Best wishes.
     
  11. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    This may be another crap ending for you Jack, as I may have over egged it... It's a programmable function button, I have anti-shake off/on set to mine. :eek:
     
  12. psj23

    psj23 Well-Known Member

    Is there any advantage to having the anti-shake system off (aside from steeling your nerves, that is)? I keep mine on all the time, but now my curiosity is piqued. Are there times I shoud have it off?
     
  13. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Yes, when on a tripod or monopod. For some strange reason it seems to introduce shake instead of curing it.
     
  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks Chris and I deviated a wee bit -- Konica Hexar (late 90's/early 2K's) and my first digital, Canon G2 (Sept 2003 to December 2004) -- and then back to Pentax DSLR's, including some wee ones ;) And, after, almost, a week, so far so good :D

    Cheers and Hi to Elsie :) ….. oh yeah, check The Lounge for a thread for you :D

    Jack
     
  15. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Ah, one of those Function buttons, thank you Atavar :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  16. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

    \o/ congrats Jack. Looking forward to some more photos... :D
     
  17. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks Gary :) and, ironically, I'm just about to post some pics :D

    Cheers,

    Jack
     

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