Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I am learning my new to me K5. With the camera switched on I am in SEL mode. How can I see in the viewfinder the selected focus point without pushing any button? I do not know where the camera is going to focus before half pressing the shutter release button.
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I've been using Capture One Pro (v.7 still) for my K5, but with the K1, the PEF files are not supported. Neither is pixel-shift. So I'm using DCU 5 but I'm considering Silkypix Developer Studio 7 (Pro and non-Pro). Does anyone have experience with these? Compared to Capture-One? Compared to DCU5? DCU is sloooow compared to C1, even on my PC with solid-state hard drives and 16 Gigs or RAM. How is Silkypix? I really like Capture One, both the way it works and also the IQ. All except for the...
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Most of my early M lenses don't have the button at maximum aperture.  They work fine on my film LXs but not on the K5.  Will they work "properly" on the K1?
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Hello, It is a couple of days that I have received my near mint K5 with the kit lens 18-55 WR. Looking in the viewfinder I always see a dot pattern, something that resembles high ISO noise. It is most obvious when I point to the blue sky. Even if I take the lens out this pattern stays, it seems embedded to the viewfinder.  Is this normal? Up to now I used to use various Nikon and Sony DSLRs both pentamirror and pentaprism with clear viewfinders. Is this special to Pentax DSLRs? Is my K5 faulty?
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Hello, I used to do AF with the AF button on K5-II. Now with the K-1 I do not find in the menus a way to deactivate AF on shutter halk-press. I would like that half pressing the shutter would do nothing. Is is still possible ? Thank you for your help, --Amateur
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I'm about to the order the K-1, I don't have any FF glass so will also be ordering a lens. As with the K-5 eventually I'll hope to end up with a few primes and a couple of zooms, mostly in the wide to short tele range. I've been searching for any DNG samples from the 28-105 as it seems to have good corner sharpness (better than the 24-70mm?), but as of yet I haven't turned up any good DNGs, has anyone else found any? / The best (non-DNG) has been this OOC jpeg from the www.ephotozine.com...
By: machenein (1 month ago)
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Saved some money and getting closer to pull the trigger on the K-1. Currently I'm using the K3 and have the FA 31mm f/1.8 and FA 50mm f/1.4 Also the DA 50-135mm f2.8 and the Sigma 10-20 f3.5 Just need your opinion on the lens I should think of getting with the K-1 I'm getting the new Pentax 70-200 for sure. Not sure about the 15-30 and 24-70 yet. Used to have the Macro 35mm limited but it took a hard hit and broke!  If I get the new 3 FF lenses and the K-1, It will be more than $8000...
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I am expecting my new to me K5 to arrive any day now. I have been coveting Pentax cameras from the time K7 came. I like a good pentaprism, IBIS and the Pentax cameras give more adjustability than I could imagine. But reading the manual I discovered that I can not use wireleslly the AF540FGZ in HSS mode with the built-in flash as commander. That is a disappointment because that is the way I am used to use external flashes. The manual says I must mount another AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ on the K5 to...
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By: petarbos (1 month ago)
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How good is IQ in crop mode on K1, compare with K01, K5 or K3 ?? Thanks
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By: Georgios (1 month ago)
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Hello, I have just ordered my first PENTAX, a K5. I have searched ebay for a genuine D-LI90 battery but I only found third party imitations. Also I have searched amazon for guide books dedicated to the K5 but found one or two in Japanese and none in English. For other Nikon, Sony etc cameras there are plenty from well known publishing houses. Where should I look for?
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