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View Poll Results: Which one will you buy if you already have a KM..the KX or the K2?

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  • K2

    4 14.29%
  • KX

    18 64.29%
  • Neither, just stick with the KM

    6 21.43%
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    KX for the stop down & MLU, Not battery dependent & a nice solid body.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    This is a close call. I enjoyed my KX, and so I would give it a slight edge over the K2.

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    I have both now. I have to say that I enjoy the KX more.

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    Does the K2 have AE lock?
    (Not having it would exclude it, or at least using it in auto mode).

    No meter switch on the KM would also be a problem for me.
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    As far as I know, I can find no AE lock on the K2, it does however have a very fiddly exposure compensation dial.

    As for me, the absence of a on-off meter switch on the KM is no problem. Just keep the lens cap off while you're out shooting and keep it back on when you store it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    Does the K2 have AE lock?
    (Not having it would exclude it, or at least using it in auto mode).

    No meter switch on the KM would also be a problem for me.
    For some reason, Pentaxes for a long time did not have AE lock on their cameras. I guess their design philosophy was that with the compensation dial it wasn't necessary. The ME series did not have it. Neither did the LX. I always shoot manual exposure, but for me AE with lock is a quick way to establish the desired exposure without fiddling around. I have an ME Super and would much prefer it to the little buttons. It would be handy sometimes on the LX, but no big deal either.
    My MX's also lack AE lock but with them I don't miss it at all. ;^)

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    The K1000 has cult status??? I must have missed the memo...

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    Trask: Haha, yeah, apparently it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I must be really deprived I've only bought two cameras in twenty five years

    Well get off this thread right now. This is for hardcases who buy a camera every month

    pentaxuser

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Well get off this thread right now. This is for hardcases who buy a camera every month

    pentaxuser
    No cameras this month just the lonely orphaned shutters, my good will purchase

    Ian

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