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Old Aug 20, 2011, 9:03 AM   #1
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Default Pentax K5 users - ebook worth the $15 ????

Folks any K5 users purchase the http://www.alettaphoto.com/products/-Pentax-K%252d5-e%252dbook.--%28Free-sample-available%29%29.html

or is it just a rehash of the owners manual?
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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I haven't seen this ebook but for me an ebook is only worth it's cost if teaches me something that is not in the camera manual ... so i'd be looking for sections on how, and in what circumstances, certain functions should be employed and what effect that will have on your shots.

I should also mention that the easiest way to use your K5 manual is to download the free soft copy and use Adobe Reader / Preview (Mac) to search for anything / any function you wish.
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Not familiar with this ebook.

But when I bought my K10D back in 2007 I did buy Yvon Bourque's book on the K10D and have found it valuable.

Still use it as a reference. Believe he has a K5 ebook out.
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Not familiar with this ebook.

But when I bought my K10D back in 2007 I did buy Yvon Bourque's book on the K10D and have found it valuable.

Still use it as a reference. Believe he has a K5 ebook out.
According to the link, this book is also by Yvon. I purchased his book for the K100D & K20D and I was happy with both books.
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I have the k20d and K5 version. It's not bad and it gives you another view on the camera.
At least it was good enough to get the K5 version when it appeared.

It's at least easier to read than the manual, and has some good pointers.
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