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12-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Third K-5 just arrived

Hey all:

First one would not focus with my lenses properly--even with the micro adjustment.

Second one had the stains--visible down to f/5.6 and right on my wife's nose.

Will check the third one later tonight.

The first two were from body/lens kits. This third one is body only (took advantage of Amazon's temporary price drop yesterday).

Will report what I see!!!

12-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #2
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I've read several reports of recent stain free bodies lately.
Hopefully yours will be part of the good batch!
12-15-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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I opened the box and an insert was included indicating firmware 1.01 was pre-installed with a brief description. The plastic wrap on the manual was creased and bent in an odd way, as if someone had opened the box contents. I hope that means the camera was checked and manually upgraded to 1.01.

I hate being a pixel peeper due to the stain problem. On the second k5 the stains were clear. If they showed up at f/16 or above that probably would be fine. I never shoot above f/11, but the k5 I had with a stain on it had the stain appearing at as wide as f/5.6 and there were multiple stains.

Anyway, I took a few shots and nothing showed up on the LCD so far--I could see the stains on the LCD with the other.
12-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #4
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Great to hear! Let us know if its a keeper this time ;]


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