Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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sterretje
By: sterretje (1 week ago)
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I think my search skills are not up to scratch, but I could not find the information. Anyway ... I need to finetune AF on both my K10D and K-5; for the latter because the +10 adjustment no longer seems to cut it for a number of lenses. K10D V1.30The AF test menu has an entry for an af area test; I can select numbers from 0 to 3. What are they? K-5 V1.16 (if not mistaken)Except for af area test, the AF test menu also has an entry for af area number; I can elect numbers from 0 to 10. What are...
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I briefly owned a K5IIs so im familiar with a lot of things Pentax but that was a while ago and before I started paying more attention to the technical aspects of AF. I currently own Canon and Nikon and have a healthy understanding of their apsc AF capability. I however miss my Pentax (it took a spill onto a hardwood floor) and the price of the K3 is looking really good. But, I have kids and they move around a lot which is one reason I was drawn to Canon most recently; I enjoy the complexity...
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At this moment I’m shooting with a Pentax K-7/K10, which are both fine camera’s but I need an upgrade. De K-7 has recently past de 150.000 clicks and the front-wheel doesn’t work that well anymore (sometimes it gives random values for apertures, very annoying). And the K10 only has a global af-tuning system so I can’t quickly change lenses. A logical upgrade for me would be a K-5II(s), K-3 of K-3II. But I have doubt about sticking with Pentax because I want a full-frame sensor and better...
TomWret
By: TomWret (1 month ago)
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This sort of relates to a previous question. I'm looking for a "sharp" affordable 50mm for my K-5lls camera. It would be used mostly on a tripod and for still life's some portraits and taking photos for other's Art for submission to contests. KEH has the following: 50mm f2 SMC A K manual at (ex+) $59.00, 50mm f1.8 SMC D A K Auto (ex+) $115.00 and 50mm f1.7 SMC D A K manual (ex+) $89.00. Tom W(ret) --...a bad picture is like a missed putt, it's never your...
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I am a K-30 and K-M user and am thinking of upgrading. The K-S2 seems to be a feasible choice but the current price of the K-5 iis is quite attractive compared to the K-S2. I've heard that the K-5 IIs has better sharpness than the K-30 due to the lacking of the low pass filter. Also high ISO performance is better as well. I've held the K-5 original before and have to say the overall construction of the body is way better than the K-30, but heavier as well. The K-S2 obviously has all the...
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How can you not have the viewfinder info showing in the viewfinder when shutter set to X for studio photography? It is very distracting to have the underexposure showing and flashing as if one is using the M mode. I have gone through the menu over and over. Any remedy for this?
Bernie3
By: Bernie3 (2 months ago)
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I have the FA 50 f/1.4 and K5IIs and plan to stick with APC. I could sell the FA 50 and purchase a DA 50 f/1.8. Would the DA 50 f/1.8 be better?  Is the DA sharper edge to edge? Bernie
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Hi all I'm a newby to the site As looking to add a full frame Nikon/Sony in addition to my K5, have come across Richmond Cameras on eBay UK. Prices seem to be extremely competitive and following the old adage " if it sounds too good to be true"....... but they have good feedback and seem to have warranties for new equipment. Has anyone had previous dealings with them ? Would be grateful for any feedback. Many thanks.
gaetanonline
By: gaetanonline (2 months ago)
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Hi! I'm not a professional photographer and till now I'm using Olympus gears. I would like to upgrade my gear buying a pro or semi-pro gear what can give me professional results. I'm interested in Sony or Pentax because they are sensor shift stabilised and that's good for me because I like using old fast prime lenses. But I'm quite confused. I like shooting portrait, landscapes and architecture, indoor and outdoor. First I was interested in Pentax K-5 but after I looked at Pentax K-50 and I...
JMathews05
By: JMathews05 (2 months ago)
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I have been looking at getting into photography for a while now. Since having my two sons and seeing my wife and grandma miss out on a lot of really great photos with regular PS cameras or their phones I am ready to take the plunge into uncharted territory. I'm sure you have all been asked a gazillion times about which one to choose and I know it's going to come down to what I mainly want to take photos of. With that being said I would mainly be taking photos of my family, wildlife around the...
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