Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi, Maybe the only thing that really annoys me with my k5 (ok other than the delay while long-pressing the OK button to switch the four-way controller over from the quick access buttons to AF selection) is that sometimes when I turn the rear dial in AV mode, I don't get the expected aperture adjustment in relation to the number of clicks I've turned the rear dial. If I had previously been doing something in a different mode or screen on the camera (reviewing the last image shot, for...
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By: campetc (1 week ago)
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I'm primarily a Canon user but recently got a Pentax k5 added to my arsenal. I already owned a Sigma Mini-Wide II Multi-Coated 28mm f/2.8 lens and been using it on my k5 and I'm reading about the Ricoh pin. Its a rounded head, no issues going on the body or coming off from what I experienced so far...is it safe?
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By: il_alexk (2 weeks ago)
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Since moving to m4/3, I'm using my K5 only with Tamron 70-200/2.8. It's a fantastic combo when AF hits the target, however the consistency of the AF is rather disappointing, especially when shooting at f2.8-3.5 in non-perfect lighting conditions. I do know that the K5II AF is a major step forward compared to K5, however I would like to ask the owners of the K5II/s and Tamron 70-200mm about their experience and if they see a noticeable improvement over K5 with this particular lens. Do you...
yudi
By: yudi (2 weeks ago)
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I usually shoot with M mode by setting the exposure according to the position of EV bar in OVF. And I used to having the EV bar at -1 (under exposure), and Auto EV Compensation OFF. Everything was OK until one day of last month, when I found the LCD on my K5-IIs was so bright that it washed out the whole image, if I do Live View, Instant Review and Playback the images I am taking. Then I adjusted the LCD Display Settings to Brightness -3, Contrast +3. The Playback of images is acceptable now,...
watchitt
By: watchitt (3 weeks ago)
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Good morning from Canada, I am, as my profile indicates retired and will be spending a lot of my time painting......any subject material. My requirements are to have a faster AF, wider ISO, reliability and weather protection vs the ISD which I have now (and still love) I have been saving up for a K-3 camera to maybe buy in early 2015. So now I pose the questions; Seeing the K-5 11s is very affordable now vs the K3 (still out of reach) would it be the most practical for my purposes, ie fast...
Ontario Gone
By: Ontario Gone (3 weeks ago)
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So I have potentially narrowed down my choices here after some help over the past day. After learning both cameras will offer AF adjust, and knowing they both have the same Prism OVF and IQ, I checked prices. They both sell used for about the same, The k30 is going for $425 new on Amazon, while the K50 is $450 new everywhere but with a memory card for free. Calling the price a wash, is there much different between the two? DPR doesn't do much good as I can't find an individual review to...
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I used to have a K5IIs, and I know that one has it. I also figure the K3 does too, but what about cheaper models? Does the K50 or K500? What about the DC'd K30? Anybody know? --"Run to the light, Carol Anne. Run as fast as you can!"
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Hi Everyone; I've shot a fair number of pictures with my K3.  This is quite by far the most satisfying camera I have ever used.  That is saying a bit as I've a number in my camera cabinet and many photographs over the years. Anyway after using the K5 for awhile I thought I'd not use the Hi Light correction feature on the K3 and instead shoot with -0.7 EV and increase the brightness in post. I always shoot raw or raw+.  I thought that this might provide a bit better control than activating the...
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Ahoy! I have a very nice set of items which includes a boxed (like new) K-5 body with low actuations, Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD (IF) Aspherical (unboxed with caps hood) and a Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II XR LD (IF) Aspherical (boxed/immaculate).  I'm thinking of listing as a bundle, but possibly as separates (I haven't decided yet).  Anyone in the UK/EU interested in these items as I'll either list them in the DPR classifieds or other private classifieds/evilBay/Amazon. I'm...
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Hi all, 64 and 128 GB SDHC Cards are cheap these days, can the K-5 handle these sizes with the latest firmware update? THX Albert
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