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View Poll Results: What was your primary camera before you bought the K-5?
K-7 11120.90%
K20D 10519.77%
K10D 6412.05%
K-x 529.79%
K-m 71.32%
K200D 387.16%
K100D series 163.01%
K110D   00%
K2000 20.38%
*ist D series 132.45%
Pentax film camera 91.69%
Pentax digital non-SLR camera   00%
Canon 285.27%
Nikon 244.52%
Olympus 183.39%
Panasonic 132.45%
Sony 61.13%
Other (please specify) 203.77%
None: the K-5 is my first-ever camera 50.94%
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12-14-2010, 07:32 PM   #16
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Hmm, I find it very interesting that nobody thus far was an *ist D series user just prior to buying their K-5. I guess one can assume that they went from an *ist to something else (K20D, K-7, etc.) before getting the K-5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by enoxatnep Quote
Hmm, I find it very interesting that nobody thus far was an *ist D series user just prior to buying their K-5. I guess one can assume that they went from an *ist to something else (K20D, K-7, etc.) before getting the K-5.
You would assume correctly.
My husband was using 2 cameras before the K-5: *ist-D and K2000D
I was using 2 cameras before the K-5: K100D and K20D

I listed K20D as my last primary, since I used it way more than the 100D. But, the 100D did get use. I have been a former owner/user of the *ist-DL. I can't remember if I owned another one in there or not. Add the K1000 film to my husband's list, as well. That was his first. He still brings it out at times.
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K7, Kx and a few other systems like the D300 and 1D mark III. However most of my professional work has all come from the Pentax System.

To each their own.
12-14-2010, 10:36 PM   #19
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The KX was my 1st Pentax DSLR and after using it for nearly a year, I decide to upgrade to the K-5. I owned several cameras before Pentax namely Nikon D50, D80, Panasonic LX3, Panasonic GF1 and also the Sony A55 for a shortwhile after I sold off my KX and waiting for the K-5. Pentax is the most user-friendly in terms of interface and controls. The K-5 is the best camera I have used thus far.

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From a ZX-7 to a *ist DL to a K-7 to now a K-5. Could not be happier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoxatnep Quote
Hmm, I find it very interesting that nobody thus far was an *ist D series user just prior to buying their K-5. I guess one can assume that they went from an *ist to something else (K20D, K-7, etc.) before getting the K-5.
I would assume that most people who are still using an *ist are probably not "early adopters" who will jump on the K5d right away.

Of course I may be wrong

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I started with the K200D and did a beginners Digital SLR Course with that camera but soon found it didn't suit my needs so bought the K20D which I use constantly. I've just put my order in for the K-5 as I wanted to wait for the dust to settle first. I'm very much looking forward to getting it now.

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K20D oli paras vaihtoehto silloin digi kameroissa.
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Received my K-5 +18-135 on Monday. Was using K20D before. The high ISO was like magic! And I the "save RAW of last photo taken" function is one of my favorite.
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pentax spotmatic, pz-1p, ZX-L, pz-1, and mx the K-5 is my first ever DSLR....and it's great...but the low light autofocusing issues and sensor stain is just killing me. i'm quite used to manual focusing, even with AF bodies....(thank god i have good eyes??) so i may just go back to manual focus in tungsten light. the sensor stain is a diff issue, going to have to surrender my K-5 one of these days.
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Pentax KX and LX which are still in use. The K-5 is quite nice, good performance but somewhat lacking in handling and feel.
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