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09-20-2010, 02:16 AM   #1
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Official Pentax K-5 bashing thread.

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.

So whats your problem with K-5?

My first problem with K-5 is that it doesnt use FF sensor.

But even then, this camera doesnt offer anything special among the competition!

51000 ISO, well. I guess we`ll see more of mid-range camera having extremely pumped HI ISO numbers along with smearing NR in RAW.

7 FPS? Yeh, OK, good. But will it have tracking AF to match this? So far tracking AF has been a problem for Pentax, my best results are 50% in-focus shots using tracking AF.

1080p Video? Well, OK nice to have but while nice its more of a prosumer feature. The main advantage of having video in DSLR is ability to use some cool glass, and wether it is 720p or 1080p is no big deal really.

09-20-2010, 02:35 AM   #2
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We are the 20th, it's already 5:30 pm in Tokyo and there is still no announce!
K-5 is late!
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Yup, "Pentax is doomed".
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote
We are the 20th, it's already 5:30 pm in Tokyo and there is still no announce!
K-5 is late!
lol

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Extra ISO with in-body software is useless.
The AF will be my major concern.

what could you do with that super hi ISO if you CAN NOT FOCUS.
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Do any of the members that are complaining about AF actually have used the new Safox IX + system ? Cause I see a lot of people talking trash about the new autofocus system and I'm confused.
No point in saying "IF it can't focus it's not gonna be any good" I think we all know that.

EDIT: I haven't use it myself and for all I know, it could be crap, but hey, keep faith, it could also be a major breakthrough for Pentax!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kp0c Quote
Do any of the members that are complaining about AF actually have used the new Safox IX + system ? Cause I see a lot of people talking trash about the new autofocus system and I'm confused.
No point in saying "IF it can't focus it's not gonna be any good" I think we all know that.

EDIT: I haven't use it myself and for all I know, it could be crap, but hey, keep faith, it could also be a major breakthrough for Pentax!
Pentax has had a slow AF system, especially in low-light, for so long, even if they managed a major leap in performance, there would be a lot of suspicion and low expectations.

"Pentax is Doomed"
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For me the K5 & lens roadmap will be the decider to stay a Pentaxian or not.

So here's hoping!

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whine Whine WHINE!
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Geeze the camera's not even out yet and we're already bashing it? Can we get a life instead? Just askin.
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The K-5 didn't cure my chronic indigestion!

Pentax is DOOMED!

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that's alot of bashing for a camera that no one ever used
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I really want to see what happens when you bash a K-5 against a D7000
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How come noone complained on x-sync yet? I'm still forced to use the ancient EOS 1D with 4Mpix to have 1/500 sync speed. I want that from Pentax!
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QuoteOriginally posted by robjmitchell Quote
I really want to see what happens when you bash a K-5 against a D7000
The polycarbonite front panel of the D7000 cracks open and it suddenly begins to rain?
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