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07-12-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Just got my K-5

Just got my K-5 today. Any words of advice for me. I am upgarding from the K20D. I love my K20D, but the things I dont like about it were the slow focus, inaccurate focus and ISO noise at anything over 800.

I shoot with the
DA* 50mm-135mm 2.8
DA* 16mm - 50mm 2.8
FA 50mm 1.4

but am looking to sell the 50mm and get the 31mm 1.8 and will also be purchasing the 300mm in the future as well.


07-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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I kept my k20d when grabbing the k-5 last October. Very glad I did, not just as a backup but I could carry two mounted lenses at times. Yes, all the reasons you stated are true with possible exception of the focus speed as I feel more difference among the lenses than between the cameras. Shooting at iso1600 and getting pretty clean shots opens up a lot. The da*300 + K-5 is certainly my fav combo and if that is the direction you are headed, you should fall in love too for outdoor shooting.

Try all the settings so you know what they do.
Since you will be comparing with the k20d, find how the exposure is greater/less at the same setting (I run the k-5 at -1/3EV to get the same look exposure as the k20d).
You won't hear the dust removal system...its silent.
Run test shots with the DR expansion to find the middle ground that suits you.
Enjoy that bigger, higher rez LCD than on the k20d.
Get your focus chart out in daylight and make the lens adjustments in camera just like you did with the k20d.
Whatever your question or issue is at this point there are likely a couple threads already started to answer it.
Have fun, congrats on your new toy!

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