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03-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Just ordered mine

Brand new to Pentax forum as of today. Been reading it for awhile
tho. I just this AM ordered my k-5 from B & H. Am a little worried
about the stains. Hopefully I get a good one. I used to shoot Nikon
years ago, but switched when I started working part time for
Pentax as a demo rep. The PZ-1 just came out and fell in
love. Bought 2. Now shooting with a 1st DS, k100, and k-x.
When I get my k-5, will sell the 1st DS and k100. Wife thinks
4 dslr' s are a bit two much.
Been enjoying everybody's comments. This is the first forum
of any kind I've joined let alone posted on
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New K-5's don't have stains (i.e. those produced in Feb/March). Congrats on the purchase!

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How can one tell based on serial number, when it was made?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gtxtom Quote
How can one tell based on serial number, when it was made?
You can pin it down to the day by checking the manufacture date that the camera writes to it's files using an exif reader such as PhotoME

03-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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There's also a strong correlation between manufacturing date and serial number: Pentax K-5 Serial Numbers - Pentax Serial Number Database - PentaxForums.com

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