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Old Nov 17, 2010, 2:18 PM   #1
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Default Sent my K-5 back!

I had to send my K-5 back, as my rental with Camera Lens Rentals expired. I squeezed out a few more shots and some video before having to pack her up to ship back.

The video is available in 2 flavors:
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/16928182
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi_Yd5DwZTY





I'm now saving up pennies to buy my very own K-5.

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Old Nov 17, 2010, 2:40 PM   #2
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I really like # 2...exposure, colour rendition...only the darn telephone pole mars it.....but that's life in the city.

Great photo though.

I would be interested in your opinion of the K-5.

I don't know if you have had experience with other cameras at the K5 level, such as the K7, Canon 7D, Nikon D300s ?

Weren't you planning to get a K5...or at least considering it ? What's the verdict after your K5 experience ?

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Old Nov 17, 2010, 3:24 PM   #3
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To me, the K-5 is what the K-7 should have been in the first place. I loved how the K-7 felt in my hands, so the K-5 was equally loved. The K-5 just builds upon the K-7 in the right places. The K-5 focuses "faster;" SDM is the same, but there's less microadjustments going on. The noise performance of the K-5 is that much better than the K-7. The faster drive mode is welcome, though I've never really used burst shooting.

Coming from the T2i, which is what I left the K-7 for, the K-5 was a welcome reunion. I missed having dual e-dials hyper program. Video is still the achilles heel for the K-5 IMO, so the T2i won't be going away anytime soon (though it might be replaced with a 60D in the future). I'm thinking of getting the K-5 and purpose it as a poor-weather camera; I've already used it in the pouring rain. This will mean that I will need to replace some of my lenses with WR equivalents.

My stance on the K-5 is similar to my opinion on the K-7: if you aren't planning on doing serious videography, then get the K-5; it's a damn fine still camera. If you are planning on getting seriously into video, then you might want to consider either getting a higher end 5D/7D/60D or supplementing the K-5 with a cheaper T2i.

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I love both of those shots Jason - easy to PP out the pole.

Nice to hear an opinion on the K5 from a dual system user. Can't wait to get mine !
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Both pictures are wonderful, but the second one has such wonderful lighting and color. It sure seems like a very long time until January or February. Sigh! I sure want one of those cameras!
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Like em both, Jason.
I lean towards nature shots but, that bridge shot is awesome!
Its a shame how power poles have to prop up in the darnedest places.
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funny thing about those power poles is that somehow you only notice them when your back at home reviewing images on your computer

perhaps some of them are invisable to the human eye but not cameras?
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funny thing about those power poles is that somehow you only notice them when your back at home reviewing images on your computer

perhaps some of them are invisable to the human eye but not cameras?
So true. I was so focused on getting the tower in the shot that I never noticed the power poles. While I could clone it out, the easier solution would be for me to just re-do the photo from the opposite side, facing the left side instead.

This approach would be a $1500 solution though, as I don't have the rental K-5 anymore and would most likely buy one instead of rent again.

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just curious what lenses did you use?
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I used the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di AF Macro and the Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL [IF]

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