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05-01-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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K-5 3 months after purchase - 12369 shots

That means I have taken more than 100 shots a day ever since purchasing the camera.

And that's not including shots I have discarded (mainly test images relating to FF under low light and benchmarking the SD card).

I hope people will forgive my fangirl sentiment, but I will have to say this is the best camera I have ever owned, and it's making me enjoy photography at a whole new level.

I was almost tempted the other day to buy a pink K-r to match my K-5, but I think I will wait for the Pentax mirrorless camera to be released - I suspect that will be better for my needs (I want something small and compact, but with good quality).

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Wow, and I thought I was bad with 7838 at 2.25 months with my K-R.
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Whoa, Christine. My goodness!
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Did 655 in 24 hours - I received my K-5 yesterday!

I was wondering how some of the K-7s being sold have just 5-10k shots...

Fortunately, I doubt I will keep up THIS rate, though. Wouldn't be good to hit 100k in less than a year

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I thought I was bad at ~8000 after 4 months with the Kr! Granted, mine went on a 2 week vacation, so this rate will not last.
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Wow, at what count did you switch to using a different finger?
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Wow! I've had the K-5 for a few weeks and my wife thinks I'm crazy at 1838 pictures! Thanks for justifying my snap happy finger!
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I thought I was bad at ~8000 after 4 months with the Kr! Granted, mine went on a 2 week vacation, so this rate will not last.
Vacation is a great time to take photos. I remember soon after I bought my K10D, we went to Japan for two weeks, and I took an average of more than 1000 photos a day on that trip:
Trip to Japan 2008

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Some people are just trigger-happy.
Good stuff Christine, you're a prolific shooter - and have lots to show for it too.
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Some people are just trigger-happy.
Good stuff Christine, you're a prolific shooter - and have lots to show for it too.
I love beating the Japanese (stereotype of Japanese trigger happy vacationer) at something they excel in :-)

I remember shooting in pouring rain in Kyoto. All the Japanese photographers around me looked at me aghast as I used my K10D without any protection whatsover whilst they are cowering in their camera ponchos.

Although I did remember my lens fogged up really badly when we were on the bus and took a while to clear (not too long though - by the time we alighted, it was fine - but I was prevented from taking another few hundred photos in the bus).

And I still remember the look this guy who kept staring at me at the Ghibli museum, and when I looked at his camera I realised why. He had exactly the same camera and lens as me!!!
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I think the more meaningful benchmark ought to be the number of keepers rather than absolute shutter count.
To paraphrase good friend of mine, any monkey can press the shutter but whether it is art is another thing.
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I'm at around 5300 total with 2 different bodies since November 4. I've never had a single camera that went past 7000 before I sold it for an update. It sounds like your bedazzled hello kitty camera (say that 10 times real fast) is serving you well.

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I think the more meaningful benchmark ought to be the number of keepers rather than absolute shutter count.
I agree. Upteen shots of the same subject from 14 different angles doesn't do much for me, but each to thier own.
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I think the more meaningful benchmark ought to be the number of keepers rather than absolute shutter count.
To paraphrase good friend of mine, any monkey can press the shutter but whether it is art is another thing.
Well, I'm definitely a monkey.

I don't delete any photos, so it's hard to judge the number of "keepers", but the number of photos I have "published" is 2056. My criteria for publishing is: it must appeal to me, there must be no major issues (min criteria: it needs to be focused on the right area - judged via pixel peep)

I've run out of space on Picasa and Flickr - so these days I'm publishing on Facebook since there are no restrictions on no. of photos.
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that's great! i remember when I got my k20d before my three month study abroad living in Costa Rica. i put 60,000 actuations on that camera during those three months! in contrast my previous k10d only saw about 33, 000 in a year. happy shooting!
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