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09-20-2010, 04:27 AM   #16
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Hmm... now THERE'S a thread idea... "what can we bash with a K-5? Muggers? Unruly children? Stubborn coconuts that just won't crack?"

That really has some potential, rob.

09-20-2010, 04:44 AM   #17
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the acronym SAFOX has had a bad rap.

for marketing reasons the new AF system should have been renamed to something like

"SUPERFOX"

for Superior SAFOX system
09-20-2010, 05:11 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by ilya80 Quote
Alright,

I`m gonna pick up the opposition flag here, and make a thread where we ( those that did not get what we wanted ) can bash this latest "flagship" from Pentax.
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Yeah, I know, it makes a lot of sense to bash, moan and whine about something we haven't seen, has not been tested and has not been tried out.

But what does it matter, when it has been seen, tested and tried out we will still bash, moan and whine. It is a good substitute for photography.
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I find it absolutely disgusting that this thread has been started as the camera has just been released - get a life.

FWIW, I think the K-5 looks awesome.

09-20-2010, 07:59 AM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by Big G Quote
FWIW, I think the K-5 looks awesome.
As do I...
I can't wait to see the new high ISO and low light performance specs!
This is what I have been waiting for and I was told this camera would compete with the best of the best.

Just imagine what this will do for a 500mm TC setup!
Initially it wouldn't focus... and the minimum sensitivity in direct sunlight was ISO400. Oh happy day!
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Where's the full manual control in video?!?! The lack of this feature is a real deal breaker for me...

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I'm very disappointed that it doesn't say Nikon on the pentaprism
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Sorry, but I'm really tired of the Pentax bashing. The K-5 looks just amazing to me and I'm apt to get one.
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I'm extremely bummed by the K-5! Ever since specs started leaking out, the photos I've taken with the K-7 seem dull, lifeless, noisy & blurry. It's as if the firmware contained some sort of poison pill. I can't begin to imagine how bad things will get when it's officially announced--much less on the market.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
I'm extremely bummed by the K-5! Ever since specs started leaking out, the photos I've taken with the K-7 seem dull, lifeless, noisy & blurry. It's as if the firmware contained some sort of poison pill. I can't begin to imagine how bad things will get when it's officially announced--much less on the market.
Just throw it out already.
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K-5 is what I want.

If I have to bash a bit, it would be the price. I think we'll see it head south fairly pronto to $1,299 (body) to be in spitting distance of the D7000. Canon 60D will also need to drop to $999.

$1,499 with the 18-135WR would be a good move.

Seriously, folks... Pentax has never been so competitive as right now in the digital era. I can imagine some envious thoughts from Canikon users at the moment.
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I can't phone with the K5, can't keep my adressbook up to date with the K5, can't check my mailbox with the K5.

Really, Pentax is doomed.
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K5 Pentax misses the boat... again

I don't quite see who this camera is designed for.
Professionals?
No tethered shooting, no Full Frame. Ever heard of Pros shooting HDR JPGS?
Video Shooters?
Video at 25fps only, no manual image or audio controls?
Amateurs?
At this price range and with so many cheaper and more flexible cameras around?

I can't imagine this camera flying of the shelves
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I'm just disappointed with price. I was really holding out for the K-5, but with the price it is at, I have decided I am going with a Canon 7D. Much better camera, even costs less. Amazon has a deal right now and I can get a 7D with a 28-135 lens for only $1430. Much better deal.
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