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Old Nov 28, 2011, 6:39 PM   #1
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Default Another K-5 owner

Well...after considerable thought, research and also input from other members of Steve's @ the Pentax DSLR forum....I took the plunge.

This afternoon I bought a new Pentax K-5 body. I'm just charging up the battery now and then sometime tomorrow will go through the manual, check out and make settings and take my first pictures.

I would imagine there won't be a lot of differences in the menu and set up between my K10D and KM (K2000 in the states) ...but I will go through the step by step of the K-5.

Very nice camera and I'm excited. I'm sure I will be asking questions of the group on this forum.

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 6:51 PM   #2
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Let me be the first to congratulate you, Les. I don't think you'll regret it a minute. It won't take you long to get used to the additional power, and you'll love it.

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 7:19 PM   #3
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Hi Les,

Congrats! Like Paul, I think that you'll be very pleased. One thing that I'd advise -- allow yourself to be open to some shifting of old photographic paradigms. Some of the features and capabilities of the K-5 compared to your older cameras will allow you to do some things that you'd dismissed previously as just not possible.

I think you've got a lot of fun ahead of you as you explore the possibilities. . .

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 8:57 PM   #4
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Congratulations! I think you're going to love it.

I just told Lou that I wish I'd had the patience to wait the two months and saved the $200. But, I never figured it would be at this price until well after Christmas. But, I don't regret having had it the past two months either. It's a wonderful camera. I'll look for your photos tomorrow.

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 9:59 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new camera! Be prepared to be confused about the way the camera goes about certain things compared to the K10. Perhaps the KM operates more like the K5 so you won't be as lost as I was when I went from the K20 to the K7. I really love the way it goes about changing common settings, but it took some time to get used to it. Can't wait to see your first few pictures.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 5:47 AM   #6
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Congrats Les - I'm certain you're going to love it, especially the DR and high ISO capability ! Another owner of the camera of the year.
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Congrats, can't wait to see if you also find it the best pentax ever
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 2:23 PM   #8
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Thanks to everyone...yes the K-5 is a remarkable camera. I've just taken a few pictures around the house and it's low, available light performance is incredible. I've been shooting at 3200 ISO and the noise or lack thereof is something to behold.

I also like the live view. I also took one picture outside of a white 8 X 10 sheet of paper to check out if it has any stains on the sensor. Looks nice and clean to me...think the serial # of the camera is in the 4 somethings.

Don't have it yet, but I've ordered a battery grip (I have large hands) and an extra battery, which I will carry in the grip...charged and ready to go.

Also the AF seems much quicker than my K10D or KM.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 6:15 PM   #9
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Congratulations on the new camera - hope it works well for you for many years!!
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Congratulations and welcome to the K-5 club!
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