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05-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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K-5 Query, advice needed for purchasing decisions...

OK, long winded post eliminated, going back and reading more of the forum information, will post again later if the answers aren't clear.


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1. get the Pentax adapter...some of the 3rd party ones get stuck
2. depends what you consider "reasonable" :-)
3. nope
4. get the PKA for the metering
5. nope...from what people have posted, get the battery grip
05-26-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, kenyee, for the answers, for those who might read in this thread and wonder what kenyee was replying to, here's the original questions I asked:

So, to distill down this long introductory discourse into succinct questions:

1. What is the best M42 to PK adapter currently available?
2. What other lenses (of reasonable cost) should I consider instead of the kit lens?
3. Has anyone on here had personal experience with the Leitax mounts?
4. What are the opinions on PK vs. PK/A Adaptall 2 mounts? Is the PK/A worth the big bucks folks are asking for them?
5. Anyone here with XL hands using the K-5? With or without the battery grip?
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For 2), if you're mainly into portraits, I'd say the tamron 28-75 is a good choice: Focal range is interesting (on APS-C, starts as a normal, and goes to a small telephoto), sharpness is really good, price is low, and it's full-frame if you still have some film...

Regarding hands size, I use size 10 gloves (say, between medium & large), and the K5 is just perfect... K10/K20 were huge bricks in comparison...

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5. I have small hands so K-5 is perfect for me. The K-5 Silver has a bigger grip, so that could help you in buying that sweet baby.

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