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Old Mar 2, 2010, 10:58 PM   #11
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I keep hearing about how the K-x is supposed to have a better AF system than the K-7. That may be true, I don't have a K-x, but I haven't noticed a problem with the K-7. It's faster than the K20, and I never thought the K20 was a problem. On the other hand, I don't shoot sports and only occasionally shoot birds. I did spend one day shooting sea gulls this fall with an AF lens (for the first time - all other birds have been shot with a manual focus) and didn't have any trouble.

The K-7 has a faster frames per second rate, which I think helps when shooting birds (though I usually only shoot 3-4 frames at the most).

As far as lenses - it really depends on what you want to shoot. Are you a person who thinks in wide angle or details? And what's your budget?
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 11:17 PM   #12
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Interesting review...although the tester says a negative about the Pentax K7 is that the batteries start to fail in cold weather ?

I live in western Canada on the prairies and I know we get much, much colder weather then England will ever see and this comment alarms me.

My K10D and KM (K2000) are out with me in temps down to -25 to 30 C and the batteries show no sign of flagging.

Does the K7 have different batteries that don't do well in the cold...? If so, that's not great for me.
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 2:54 AM   #13
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Nothing real special about the lenses I used. They were the kit DA 18-55mm, and the DA 55-300mm. For the money these are excellent lenses. If I could afford it I would buy the sigma 50-500mm. I have heard very good things about it from people in my photography club. For the short lens, again if I could afford it I'd get the Pentax 16-50 DA star f2.8.
Yes, I need to start of with a short lense... I will look at the 16-50 DA. Bigdawg (Ed) mentioned something about a 16-45 or something like that. Many thanks for your words and advice... and really, thanks for sharing your photos and taking the time to tell me how you like your Pentax.

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Glad to help Ned. I'm very confident that you will find the K7 an absolute killer camera. Let me know what you think.
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 7:13 AM   #15
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Glad to help Ned. I'm very confident that you will find the K7 an absolute killer camera. Let me know what you think.
Thanks, I surely will. With a camera body costing 656 EUR compared to 949 EUR, well, just can't wait till my tax return comes

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