Pentax K-5 Q&As

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
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Ronaldlees
By: Ronaldlees (May 11, 2020)
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Hi, My K5 slowly spiralled into the dust bin, starting with a mirrorbox alignment problem, followed by a total malfunction of the LiveView screen, and ending with mainboard death. I used it till the end, first adjusting my focus oddly so that I could still get relatively good pictures, then by using only the viewfinder when the backside LED went, but finally had to quit when the mainboard went south. I really like the camera, and intend to get another one. When the K5 finally died, I decided...
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Hi I wonder if anyone has the answer. I've recently purchased the BG-7 battery grip for my Pentax KP and I've noticed an issue with the camera monitor. When I shoot in portrait format, the exposure information remains in the landscape format, making it difficult to read. This wasn't the case with my old Pentax K5. When this is turned to the vertical portrait position, the information on the monitor follows suite. I've poured through the manual and camera settings and cannot find out if I can...
By: Dave (Mar 25, 2020)
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Hi, I've been away from serious photography for quite a while and haven't kept up with developments. Are there after market lenses still being produced with Pentax mounts for DSLR's? I've got a couple of Sigma's  for my K5, but notice they're not listing Pentax mounts anymore on their website. --Dave.
By: JDsnaps (Feb 27, 2020)
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Hi, I'm fairly new here at DPR, and photography is a hobby, I don't do it professionally. I shoot various systems: Fuji; XT-1 & 2, X-A3, XH-1, Pentax; K-3, K-01, K-7, K-5, Panasonic/Lumix; FZ1000, ZS40, and Samsung; NX30, NX1000, NX200. I mostly shoot RAW+JPEG, and a variety of subjects; landscape, people, buildings, pretty much anything and everything. Some of the software I've tried so far is Silkypix, Corel Aftershot Pro 3, and another one I can't remember now. I've tried playing with Gimp...
By: Binet (Feb 8, 2020)
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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I do not use the photo editor for Windows 10 but instead have been a long time user of Faststone. I download my images (I use a Pentax K-5) to a Pentax folder and when it reaches a certain size give the folder a name. I have not encountered problems using this procedure with Windows XP or Windows 7. I should note that I have several old images on the K-5 which I prefer not to delete. When I do a download of current and the old images I delete...
Phil_Rose
By: Phil_Rose (Jan 29, 2020)
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Hi all, I have a K5 that I have kept as a backup and haven't used for a long time. Today I decided to sell it but, when I set the date and take out the battery and then put it back, the date has reset. Clearly the little battery that keeps that date set has run out. Is there anything that can be done about that? Can it be replaced? Is it even a battery? Someone suggested it might be a capacitor. Is that possible? I put the battery in for 2 mins, take it out for 10 seconds, put it back and...
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Hello all, I'm currently a Pentax user and want to downsize both the quantity and weight of my gear (K-5 body plus 15, 21, 35, 43, 77 Limited lenses, F 100 macro and Sigmas 17-50, 50-150 and 70-200 2.8s). I also want an EVF. I was initially considering the OM-D EM-1 with PanaLeica 12-60 and 50-200. I know Olympus a little as I have a Stylus 1, which is a great camera. But the EM-1 Mark I is a bit old and the menu system/ customisation options sound overwhelming. Still, I'm not ruling it out....
By: ChiJeff5 (Jan 14, 2020)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
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How well does the KP auto focus in low light with the plastic 50 1.8 at 1.8?  I'm thinking about getting back into Pentax with the current prices for kp.  My k5 and k50 were very frustrating with focus issues. I sold them off but kept my cheap 35 and 50 just in case and they couldn't fetch much in the used market anyway.   I know kp is a couple generations ahead.  Also, in low light situations like small, intimate music venues, would live view and electronic shutter with 50 1.8 be able to...
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Hi all and, in advance, thanks to anyone who manages to get through all this without the aid of whisky.  I am a  52 year old photographer. Here is a list of my current gear that I use professionally...  K3ii K3 (I wear one on each hip on a construction guy's belt at weddings)  K5 as a backup.  Sony RX10 III which I use at weddings for general dancing type documentary shots because it just seems to work better and get better shots in this situation than the Pentaxes (sadly). One Nissin flash...
left eye
By: left eye (Dec 13, 2019)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
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I'm so missing an OVF. I have a Fujifilm GFX 50S (and a Lumix GH5 for video), and of course I know the advantages of MILCs (and conversely the direct corollary disadvantages of dSLRs, focusing not as accurate / AF lens adjustments, mirror slap, etc), but I really miss looking through an OVF. Seeing the actual light reflected off my subject, in a VF, is I realise an important part of photographic magic for me - all the subtlety of the actual light I'm about to capture - rather than seeing that...
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