7000 vs Pentax k-5

Started Apr 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ian Stuart Forsyth
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Pentax Killed me last year
In reply to james laubscher, Apr 11, 2012

I should start by saying this, for the last 8 year I have only shoot with pentax body’s and a combo of sigma and pentax lenses & I have to say pentax is well ahead with ergonomics and body layout. The list of DLSR that I have own starts with the IST*DS, 2 K10d, k20d, K7 & 2 k5. After having a load of problems with pentax QC and trying to getting the equipment to last I have final given up. Link to my troubles
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=39210133
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=39221874

An update to my replacement K5 body the AF is junk, from one day to the next I have to recalibrate AF for that days use e.g. in debug I could start @ - 30 and have to change it to +30. My most heavily used lens the sigma 300 2.8 it could be around -25 to +10. Add the ether the sigma 1.4 conv or 2 conv & I have to set it to -340 ( debug mode) to get the dam thing to focus. I still use this combo on the K20d and K7 with zero correction on both cameras so I know it’s not the lens or conv’s. The k5 is still under warranty and could send it back in for a second servicing but what’s the point when first D800 I can get my hands on the K5 will be tossed. If you look at my Dp gallery it’s all shot with pentax even the 645D I am no troll just someone feed up with QC issues. Maybe in 10 years pentax might smarten up but at this time I need another 16-50 2.8 crop or a FF 24-70 2.8 and pentax has nothing I would touch.
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