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Old May 23, 2017, 6:19 PM   #1
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Default Finally I need to update to a lowly K70

My vintage K20D lately has developed some metering issue. Anyway I have just got a Pentax K70 a couple of days ago and did some quickie trial/test shots with FA28mm F:2.8. These are respectively F:4, F:3.5 and F:2.8 wide open. I cannot afford a new K1 and have to settle with a more affordable hardware. Please look at the exif as I did not do any pp on the jpg out the camera. I never knew that my TV remote is so filthy at all until now LOL.

I did some high iso shots and they looked impressive too

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Old May 23, 2017, 7:00 PM   #2
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The K-70 looks excellent. I have been impressed with its low-light capabilities in the short time owning it (just a couple of weeks) and am pleased enough with the JPG output to try using it predominantly.

Rather than a comparative f-stop test, maybe a before and after test -- before cleaning and after cleaning the remote! (Actually, I am always amazed at how dusty everything quickly becomes around here, too.)
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Old May 23, 2017, 8:48 PM   #3
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I own the K-70. I got it after my K-3 was destroyed. To be honest, I like it a LOT better than my K-3, the K-5 before that, and the K-30 I had before that. You'll see what I mean when you start to REALLY use it in real life. Congratulations on a fine camera.
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Old May 26, 2017, 7:11 PM   #4
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There is nothing "lowly" about the K70. For the money it is one of the best cameras available in this category. It will serve you well my friend.
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A person who takes close-up birdie-pics with a 16 mm lens will do magic with any camera, the K-70 will serve you as well as any device.

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