Decision to move to Pentax justified

Started Sep 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mike Arledge
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Decision to move to Pentax justified
Sep 25, 2012

I gave up my Canon 5D mkII rig to move to the Pentax K-5. My reasons were the sensor, Pentax lens design/reputation and of course Weather Sealing. On my recent vacation, I had to climb wet mountains and wade through creeks to get the images I needed, and it felt good to have a lighter, weather sealed camera that I trusted to get the images I needed. Never before would I have worked in such unfriendly conditions lugging a tripod, camera and lens around. It was a blast!

In the end, a camera system is a tool, but when you find a tool you can both trust, and emote with in one package, your confidence in your results increases greatly!

Looking forward to more adventures with my Pentax system!

This is a very special image to me. All of my life as a photographer I have wanted to capture an image like this. Its been basically a very personal quest of mine.

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Fujifilm FinePix X100 Fujifilm XF1 Ricoh GR Pentax K-5 II Canon EOS 70D +5 more
Canon EOS 5D Pentax K-5
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