Why use Pentax?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Questions thread
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Richard B.
Richard B. Veteran Member • Posts: 5,565
Re: Ergonomics + Superb primes

Mike Hiran wrote:

Richard B. wrote:

Some of the ergonomics features with the K-5 IIs that are big plusses for me:

  • In body image stabilization on all lenses
  • In body MLU with 2s delay
  • Excellent placement of ISO and exposure compensation controls
  • Locking mode dial
  • Easy access to drive mode
  • Very easy to change lenses
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Hi Richard,

While I agree and wholeheartedly recommend the Pentax Limited lenses due to their superb build, image quality, and "hitting way above their weight class" size, the Limiteds are not weather sealed. I have read that primes have less of a chance water getting into them than zooms and some have said they have taken their primes into light rain with no issues. Personally though, if the rain starts coming, I'm shooting with my WR lenses.

Mike, thanks for the correction on the WR. I don't often shoot in the wet, if I do, I get my wife to hold the umbrella while I shoot!

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