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Pentax Z-5

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100% of reviewers $420.00 9.00
Pentax Z-5
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Description:
Specifications of the Pentax Z5 film SLR:

Z-5
Year introduced
1994
Mount
KAF2
Meter range
0 - 20 EV
Meter pattern
m c s
ISO range
6 - 6400
DX ISO range
25 - 5000
Exposure modes
HyP, Av, HyM, B
Exposure compensation
+/-4 EV
Exposure memory lock
Yes
Shutter speeds (auto)
30 - 1/8000s
Shutter speeds (manual)
30 - 1/8000s
Shutter speeds (mechanical)
None
Self timer
Yes
Mirror lock-up
No
Auto bracketing
Yes
Multiple exposures
Yes
Winder
Built-in 3 fps
Built-in flash
Yes, GN 14
TTL flash
Yes
P-TTL flash
No
Sync speed
1/250s
Autofocus
Yes (1 point)
Autofocus sensitivity
-1 - 18 EV
Power zoom
Yes, extended
Viewfinder
0.8x, 92%
Diopter correction
Yes
Exchangeable screen
No
Depth of field preview
Yes
Image size
24 x 36 mm
Panorama format
No
Battery
2CR5
Weight
650 g



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Registered: September, 2015
Posts: 64
Review Date: July 22, 2016 I can recommend the Pentax Z-5: Yes | Price: $420.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: High speed shutter, Handling
Cons: weight, price

The camera is really a Tank.
Because of itīs Weight I did not often use the Camera (because I have a K-3 also, and both weigh about the same), but itīs a really nice camera.
Handling is incredible. ergonimics are much better then on my K-3 (, bad evolution)
If you hold the camera you feel like a VIP-photograph, because the Camera looks very professionell.
And it is: The high speed shutter is like on my K-3 (1/8000). and the ISO Range is impressive.
If you find films with ISO100 or lower, get it and you will get really the same high Image Quality like with K-3. All the other details you can see on Top.
I will post some Pictures later, because I have to scan some .
You can use all your old Pentax Lenses from K - FA Mount without any Problem (I never had, and I have had a lot of lenses).
The Camera must not hide from K-3 or K-1.
If you love Film SLR, Thatīs the one to get. (And if you want to use Panorama itīs the Z-5p).
The Price is much high you think?
I donīt think so. Iīm a collector for Pentax K series cameras and the camera is really hard to find in perfect condition.
The camera was produced for the Japan market only just for 1 year!!! So itīs like a special edition of the Z-1 (has the same Qualifications and is cheaper).

So my overall rating is 9 because of the weight and the price (It was for a mint looking and top working copy). The Quality is perfect. Weather sealing would be great.
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