Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Well I finaly did it. I got a K1 for a good price last week. So far really like it. Lot more functions than used to with the old K5 so a lot to learn. Seems to have about 4 ways to select any one feature! I like the "switch to crop mode" feature; it has stopped me worrying about "losing" the extra reach of the 1.5x crop sensor for wildlife. The K1 works well with 100mm macro and my 120mm 400mm Sigma. Unfortunately it does not like my 24-70mm F2.8 DG Sigma standard zoom lens and will not...
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Hello all I am a new K1 user and the software of my K1 is 1.42. 1.) when I have the Status display off, is there any chance to switch it easily on ? With my K5 I simple press the Info button and via 2x pressing the Info button the Status display is off. With the K1 I have run across the Info-menus. 2.) Is this normal that my K1 show in TAv for the ISO only AUTO when I switch on a flash ? I mean I know that the TAv mode use the ISO in auto, but I need the value the camera just use now. Is...
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I have one of the early K5 models which I love but am thinking about an upgrade.  The things I am considering the upgrade for are to get an improved sensor with better higher iso performance (even though I am pretty happy with K5 to 3200 and have even got a few shots as high as 51200).  The other thing would be to get improved autofocus! Lastly should I be tempted to jump into the full frame club or stick to APS-C? I have sigma FF lenses at 24-70mm and 120-400mm as well as pentax 100mm macro...
By: dpnaiba (3 months ago)
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My path with Pentax has been: K100D, great little camera but back then I didn't take this that serious, with primes and raw and post processing.  K5 - awesome, loved it, still have it, still works, kinda worn K3-II - similar to K5, needs to be taken to repairs KP - just bought and is great, takes awesome pics, but feels slightly downgrade-ish due to smaller battery and slightly weaker burst in RAW. LOVE the controls.   Will probably buy a K1 to see what FF is all about, but maybe there's a...
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I presently own a DSLR Pentax K5 with a 55-300 lens. It is getting to the projected end of it's life. Have a KR backup, but thinking of replacing that with a super zoom camera.  My photography is mostly from kayak, bicycle, or hiking. Birds in flight and wildlife. Would I be sacrificing much clarity by going to one of these cameras and what would be recommended for my needs ( or not recommended ) FZ300 sounds appealing, but small sensor may eliminate it. BTW the Pentax suffers in the...
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There are a couple used speed lights locally for sale. The price may be right, just to have a flash in case of ?... Although I don't have and never used an axillary flash on my K-5; if I got one, would it work? --Please visit my Gallery. Critique and if you leave suggestions, it would be appreciated:http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5224733514
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By: ozdean (6 months ago)
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My sister has just bought a 55-300plm and has a K5 which from memory can't take advantage of the plm even with update. Is the KS2 the first to do so? --Regards Dean - Capturing CreationN.B. All my Images are Protected by Copyright
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Dear fellow Pentaxians, the autofocus of my trustworthy K-5 recently stopped working (after close to 100k shutter actuations), so I can now use it only for manual lenses and need to find a successor. I am considering the K-70 as a replacement and was wondering if other forum users have taken that route and are so kind to share their experience. I did a bit of research, so read about the missing top display, the smaller battery, bit slower burst mode etc. which makes it a bit of a down-grade,...
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Anybody have any experience with a lens auto focus motor failing? I'm not 100% sure that's the issue, but my beautiful 55mm 1.4 will not autofocus any more. I just wanted to check on the forum before I send it in to Precision. I checked the contacts not the lens and camera mounts - all looks good. It will not work on either my K5 or my K3. Any words of help or advice are greatly appreciated - Thanks Ken
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By: fotobert (8 months ago)
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Hi, I had my 2 K-5 Bodies for 6 and 2 years now. One body died a while ago. Now I could get a K-3ii Body for 625€, 3 month old, shutter count around 1500 clicks. Has anyone done this update. What are the major improvements? Is the K-3ii image quality really better? I have to confess that - after 33 years with Pentax cameras - I am seriously considering a change. Better AF, flash metering and 3rd party lens support are big advantages for C/N. Not to mention the prices for these lenses (compare...
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