Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-30-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
Veteran Member
Steelski's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Varna
Posts: 468
K-5 vs MZ-S vs LX vs PZ-1p vs ist*D vs K10D vs K20D vs K-7 vs.......

The K-5 is the top level Pentax now, but out of all time in their time..., what is the top Pentax in its time and Why? I started a lens thread a while back (on DPR ) comparing different series lenses. But now cameras. The lens thread concluded that there were great lenses in every series.

I am more interested in the Camera in its own time. And how they compare in the feel they give out.... something which I consider to be essential.


EDIT: to clarify. for example, I know the K10D might be rated higher than the K20D because it was a higher tier camera. The K20D improved the K10D but was no longer on the same step that the K10D landed on. get my drift. I know they are not comparable next to each other, but which is the highest Pentax. K-5 vs LX? MZ-S vs Spotmatic.
For me personally, I find the calling of the LX one hard to ignore. Even though I have never held one, I know its a high end camera which is very well regarded. I would have said the PZ-1p was also a top tier camera, but it was not as soulful as some others.


Last edited by Steelski; 10-30-2010 at 02:11 PM.
10-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,783
I'm not sure what you're looking for, but I'll give it a try: Back when the Pentax line consisted of the K2, KX, KM, ME and MX, I found the ME to be the top camera. Granted, it only provided Av exposure automation and no manual settings (except for X), but is was compact, had the biggest and brightest viewfinder of any Pentax, and it was simple to use. The only controls you needed mess with during a shoot were the aperture and the exposure compensation. No confusion possible. The +/- 2EV compensation was a sufficient replacement for manual exposure.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k10d, k20d, k5, pentax, pentax k-5, time, vs
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: KatzEye Split Prism Focus Screen with OptiBrite for *ist D, DS, K10D, K20D eirual Sold Items 7 01-19-2010 08:34 AM
*ist body same as k10D? montezuma Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 07-22-2008 01:08 PM
fun *ist DS - K10D comparison SouthShoreRob Post Your Photos! 2 03-04-2008 06:35 PM
*ist D S2 VS K10D :( Pentaxperson Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 08-13-2007 06:17 PM
*Ist DS vs K10D actual sensitivity Matjazz Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 07-09-2007 01:36 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:09 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top