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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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12-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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K-5 owners: What did you use before?

Okay, since the original poll was lost in the recent database debacle, let's try this again ... Oh, and if you participated in the original poll, please submit your choice again, as the results were getting pretty interesting.

So you've taken the plunge and bought the K-5, but was was the camera you used primarily before?

If you used a camera not listed here ("Other"), a Pentax film or digital non-SLR, or a non-Pentax camera (ex. "Canon"), you can specify the model and film/digital if you wish. You can also state why you chose the K-5 and/or Pentax. However, I'm more interested in what people used before as their primary camera.


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12-02-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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K-X that I bought in 2010
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
K-X that I bought in 2010
Wow, you're fast - you replied before the poll options were listed, while I was typing them out! Maybe you could go back and enter your choice, if you haven't done so already.
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I haven't officially bought mine yet, but it is guaranteed to happen before 2011. K100D for me, got it on my 16th birthday and has served me well to get me into the hobby.

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K10D, K20D, K7, D300s, D700(still own it), now K-5
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Canon 300D, Pentax K10D, K-x, K-7, K-5.
12-03-2010, 06:21 AM   #8
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Had a 5D2 and a K-x. Got the K-5 yesterday. The 5D2 and all the Ls are up for auction. A bunch of new Pentax lenses are on the way.

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K10D then K20D. Now I have both the K20D and the K-5.
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I switched from a Canon 40D to my beloved K5.
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I owned a K20D a few years ago (and Canon before that). In 2008 I switched to the D700. It's a great camera but has always been large and heavy and expensive. I missed the small Pentax primes & decided to switch back when the K-5 reviews started coming in. Glad to be back.
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K-7, K20d,... Now I have K100d IR ,K1000, K-5 & Red K-R, Oly. C 750 Ultra Zoom) .
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I was a dual-system owner before getting the K-5. I had a K-7 and a T2i. I sold the K-7 and operated solely with the T2i for about a month before getting the K-5.

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K10D. I have to say that the change is incredible to the K5 - magic. But then again, I have a Powershot G11 that Pentax never dared do - great travel camera.
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