Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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gaetanonline
By: gaetanonline (1 hour 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 (4 days 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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I googled without much luck so I am sorry if this has been covered. Optically, does the Pentax outperform the older generation of TCs? Is it enough to justify the price? I know it is weather sealed (nice plus) but it also handles AF and aperture conversion better, correct? I ask as some of the older generation TCs can be had for a real bargain right now. --https://www.Greinerstudio.com---Pentax K5Sigma 8-16 f/4.5-5.6 DC HSMPentax SMCP-DA 40 f/2.8 ED Limited EditionPentax D-FA 100 f/2.8...
wgosma
By: wgosma (1 month ago)
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Folks, K-5 owner here.  How can I setup my camera to capture 5 exposures using 'drive mode' AND keep the aperature the same for all shots? It looks to me like this can't be done.  If I set to "M", both F-stop and shutter speed are varied to achieve the set EV between exposures.  If I set to Aperature Priority mode looks like I get constant F-stop as I desire but I lose control over the starting point - i.e. can't set initial shutter speed....that's what I want to do. What am I missing...
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Hi, I am thinking of changing out my standard zoom.  I have the Sigma 24-70mm HSM which is a quality lens but it is so heavy, 790g. It can occasionally have a wobble on its anti-shake performance too. I had it checked out and there is nothing wrong with the lens. I would like to get something a bit lighter and with a wider angle than 24mm.  The 16-85mm WR would do this well and looks on paper to be a better lens than the other possible. that is the 18-135mm WR. Both of these are less than...
TRP
By: TRP (1 month ago)
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Sadly, my desktop has bit the dust due to a lightning strike. I now have a lightweight windows 8 tablet with HD display for quick edits. Is there a RAW converter that is recommended? It is full windows 8 with 128 GB HD so any software can be installed. The catch - no CD drive so I need a download. I think SilkyPix came with the K3 ( which I own), but I could not find a download. --https://www.facebook.com/GreinerStudio---Pentax K5Sigma 8-16 f/4.5-5.6 DC HSMPentax SMCP-DA 40 f/2.8 ED Limited...
TRP
By: TRP (1 month ago)
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Is there a simple way to do this using Liveview, a tripod and a stationary target? Is there any way to let the camera focus as it would with AF, then switch to MF, adjust to be sahrp using LV, and then find out what adjustment you had to apply (i.e. a indicator on the LCD?) This is my first time using the microadjust so please let me know if there is a method as mentioned above, and if not, what to do? --https://www.facebook.com/GreinerStudio---Pentax K5Sigma 8-16 f/4.5-5.6 DC HSMPentax...
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Hello, I have unfortunately lost all my photo gear in an accident. My gear bag containing all my equipment got crushed under the wheels of a 40t truck. :( So I am back to square 1. I used to shoot with a Pentax K5 + Pentax K20D, a DA* 50-135 f/2.8, the DA* 16-50 f/2.8 and the F 70-210 f/4-5.6. Since I have to completely rebuild my full gear on a tight budget I have been studying several options. First of all I mainly shoot Football (Soccer that is for our US friends) Rugby Union, Polo and Ice...
Vas182
By: Vas182 (1 month ago)
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I'm about to ditch my M43 gear and get back into a DSLR. I have always liked Pentax and the K5IIs seems like it has everything I need for a great price. Should I go that route or a different camera? Thanks.
tcmom
By: tcmom (1 month ago)
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I have a Pentax K-5 and this weekend at a Wrestling tournament I had a battery and charger stolen. (I didn't have a spare --- for this camera.) My question is do I really need to buy a Pentax brand or is there some other brands that will be good for me to get? I also have the K20, but the batteries are not the same! --Rene'
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