Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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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I bought a K5 a few years ago and have been getting along fine with it.  A few months ago I picked up a friends Canon 7D and loved the size and feel of the grip.  Since then the feel in hand of my K5 has been less than pleasant.  I know you are technically supposed to support the camera with your left hand and just shoot with your right, but in between I am usually holding the camera only with my right.  I bought a battery grip, and that helps a ton, but I hate the extra bulk and don't need...
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By: Hurst (3 weeks ago)
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Hello! A few years ago, some of you very kindly offered some advice on buying a camera that would help me continue taking photos. I have a Pentax K5 and it is a good choice. However, some years have passed and I am considering an up-grade. As I mention before, I have serious sight problems and I would like to know if the newer cameras would focus faster and would 'focus peaking' help me. A very good viewfinder is essential and some form of magnification would be helpful. I have looked at the...
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I like the feel and handling of the K5, and especially the nice dampened feel of the shutter mechanism. Is there any other brands of DSLR (save for mirrorless) which has a similar feel to the K5's?
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Recently my K5 suddenly made all image captures with a strong bluish cast, both with flash (external Vivitar 285) or by available light. I switched to my K20 to finish the job and everything came out fine with that.Once home, I reset the K5 to default settings and the bluish cast went away. Did I do something wrong to cause the issue? I'd like to know so I can avoid it in the future. As usual, I was shooting in RAW in X mode with the flash, and TAV mode for available light.  --Jonathan...
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I have owned a Samsung GX20 for 5 years. Bought at an airport VAT free for just over £300 in 2009. I have put about 10,000 shots on it and it has never let me down. Prices for the GX 20 have now fallen just below the £200 mark. So before they drop too far, i want to up grade. My choice of models are in the heading. A lot of my photography is wildlife, pets, landscapes and nightime astra photography. I have a selection of lenses both auto and manual, having owned Pentax cameras since my first...
chiane
By: chiane (2 months ago)
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I am looking for a second camera to fit in a jeans/ shorts pocket for pics of 3 year old and 3 month old (currently) out and about, and on vacations. Out of these two camera's what would you buy? I am coming from Pentax DSLR's and K-01 and shooting primes, which I will keep for other uses and when the situation calls. Here's my thoughts. Ricoh GR pro's: 1.) APS-C sensor matching the Pentax k-5, in your pocket 2.) snap focus seems like a great idea for my subjects. 3.) Great interface praised...
SirSeth
By: SirSeth (3 months ago)
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I'm planning a move from an Olympus E-3 system to Pentax K5iis. I have a pretty good handle of the pros and cons and what I stand to gain and lose, except for flash. I usually use Cactus 5 triggers with two Olympus flashes in manual mode. (FL-36r and FL-50). Some of these questions may be obvious, but not to me since I've been with Olympus for over a decade. Are the triggers generic? Will they work on Pentax? I think, so but thought I'd ask. Can I still use my Olympus flashes in manual mode?...
TomWret
By: TomWret (3 months ago)
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Dummy me. I went to take photos of the Korean War Vets Flag raising. Took maybe 4 and switched to AFC 'cause they were coming towards me. A little red light started blinking & beeping. It would focus but no photo. Then I found out if I let it continue it would eventually take the photo. I think somehow I turned on the timer. Don't know how to turn it off. HELP! Thanks, Tom W(ret) --...a bad picture is like a missed putt, it's never your fault.http://photographybythomaswhitehurst.zenfolio.com
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