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09-24-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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OK, so who has pre-ordered the K-5 already?

Just curious if anyone has ordered one yet, or are we all going to wait until the smoke clears and the real (and hopefully better) price comes to light? I know Amazon says you will only get charged the lowest price from the time you order until shipping time, but I still don't like to pre-authorize higher stuff on my cc if I don't have to.

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I did, through Amazon. Time will tell!
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I did, in my DREAMS last night. It came with the new 15-500mm/f2 kit lens. But I will probably do so for real shortly so my K20D can go for a visit to Eric H.
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I did through Amazon. Body only option.

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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
I did, in my DREAMS last night. It came with the new 15-500mm/f2 kit lens. But I will probably do so for real shortly so my K20D can go for a visit to Eric H.
Sure you did!

Imagine this with your 400/2.8 !!!! Oh! By the way, this last posted photo of the eagle is splendid!! Congrats!

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Sure you did!

Imagine this with your 400/2.8 !!!! Oh! By the way, this last posted photo of the eagle is splendid!! Congrats!

JP
Seeing this thread did rev up the CBA and I just made the move through Amazon. Never in my life have I been the pioneer for an untested product but PF.com is to blame!

Yes, now with the higher iso and big lens and a TC I can still get that 1/1000 shutter for marsh bird action instead of choosing blur versus noisy when light is low. I hope.....

Thanks for comment on the Eagle. I get lucky now and then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
Seeing this thread did rev up the CBA and I just made the move through Amazon. Never in my life have I been the pioneer for an untested product but PF.com is to blame!

Yes, now with the higher iso and big lens and a TC I can still get that 1/1000 shutter for marsh bird action instead of choosing blur versus noisy when light is low. I hope.....

Thanks for comment on the Eagle. I get lucky now and then.
My advice is to return all complaints directly to Adam !

I am sure you will be pleased.

Regarding the comments re: the Eagle ... this is not luck; you have improved a heck of a lot in your technique for bird photo! I also took a look at some other pics (heron, hummies...) excellent.

Take care and continue showing us great stuff.

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I would have pre-ordered one already.

But it seems like the K-5 won't have manual video controls or 24 fps video.

In which case, I might just as well pick up a used K-x for cheap, and keep shooting my K20D for stills.

Pentax, why do you want to lose sales instead of making small firmware upgrades to your pro models?

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I would have pre-ordered one already.

But it seems like the K-5 won't have manual video controls or 24 fps video.

In which case, I might just as well pick up a used K-x for cheap, and keep shooting my K20D for stills.

Pentax, why do you want to lose sales instead of making small firmware upgrades to your pro models?
What does the K-x video have over the K5? Manual controls? I thought the K5 was going to have manual focus and controls, just not AF during video?
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I've preordered! Can't wait! I'm looking forward to the hopefully faster AF (than the k20d)
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I DID.........not !
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i would have except for the shallow buffer - 8 raw frames is well its entry level not flagship - k5 should have had a larger raw image buffer than the k7 not worse

i been swithering on weather to get one or not at the moment i'm thinking not will invest in glass this year and wait for the k-3
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What does the K-x video have over the K5? Manual controls? I thought the K5 was going to have manual focus and controls, just not AF during video?
The K-x will have 24 frames per second. The real question, if I'm buying another DSLR specifically for video, is what does the K5 have over the K-x. Answer: not much. Slightly higher resolution. A frame rate that is a pain in the a$$, because I will need to retime it to 24fps. Without the advantages of true manual exposure controls, why spend $1000 more than a K-x? It doesn't make sense.
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I'm leaning towards definitely buying a K-5, but I'll wait until the fog clears on some of the questionable specs, and some real-world results on performance and IQ.
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