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Old Jan 5, 2011, 2:41 PM   #1
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So at long last the new baby has arrived .... and there she is sitting prettily next to the K7 who's looking pretty glum at all this attention being bestowed upon the new arrival

Sensor is clean (3970707)
Menu settings have all been updated to reflect the K7's
Firmware has been factory updated to 1.01 so nothing to do there
O-ME53 has been installed
Protective Screen installed on the LCD
Battery fully charged
... now just need to transfer the split prism focusing screen over from the K7 and it will be read to go !

Tried a few shots at 6,400 and 12.800 ..... I am really liking this capability, which is the main reason for the upgrade anyway.

Can't wait to try this in the wild now ..... think I may go to the zoo tomorrow
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 3:28 PM   #2
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It's not fair, It's not fair, It's not fair!

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Old Jan 5, 2011, 5:45 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new toy, I hope some day to upgrade my KM to a KR

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Old Jan 5, 2011, 8:41 PM   #4
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Congratulations.....Use it in good health. The K-5 club keeps growing.
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 9:34 PM   #5
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Hey, I am only two generations behind, come to think of it I always seem to be two generations behind!
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Goldwinger View Post
It's not fair, It's not fair, It's not fair!
Ditto, but I look forward to your photos which, by the way, were pretty good with the K-7!
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 10:16 PM   #7
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Congrats on the new toy! Our little family is growing (note to self - download firmware 1.02 which was released today - understand that it added the update to use the new cards they've come out with, along with some other things).

Ira, it's OK - that 2 generation old camera is still a brilliant camera.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 3:55 AM   #8
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Ah, you did it... Congratulations on the new camera!

A hint on very high ISO. A very high ISO snapshot will always be like that - you *might* get a great image, but you also *might* get an almost unusable noisy bunch of pixels. Some New Year high ISO snapshots were neccesary to remind me of that.

That being said - I'm already looking forward to see your photos.

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Old Jan 6, 2011, 6:08 AM   #9
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see some of your great photos with your new "baby!"
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 9:09 AM   #10
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Congrats!, looking forward for some cool Pics.
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