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09-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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The latest mainstream kudos for K5

It looks like an even larger audience will become privy to what we here already know. I just received my latest issue of Shutterbug (October 2011) today and wouldn't you know there is Test Report article written by photographer Joe Farace ( here is a small bio for Joe Saving the World One Pixel at a Time About Me ) from pages 76-90. Its a fairly even handed report for a canon guy. But he concludes with these thoughts.

..."while there are less expensive 16-megapixel (or more) cameras available, you won't find a better one than this. Its rugged construction and seemingly infinite capture options make it a great camera for hobbyists as well as aspiring pros who are already into the Pentax system via one of their awesome entry-level cameras such as the K-x. The inclusion of a PC connection shows that Pentax Imaging is serious about building a camera for serious photographers. If that describes you, you won't find a better, more versatile SLR around."

Hmmm a little late to the party perhaps and I would say that there are "hobbyists as well as aspiring pros" who are already into other systems that seem to agree and have either added pentax to their arsenal or in some cases jumped ship altogether.

All in all an interesting read especially keeping in mind its written by a proficient professional photographer who uses canons and leicas on a daily basis. Even more good exposure for pentax k5 as far as I'm concerned and maybe just maybe he "forgot" to return his test copy

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Well, any positive report on the K-5 is good - even if the presumptions remain that Pentax is not for the serious photographer.
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I agree...shutterbug to me is a bit like "pop photo" but a little more useful. So its appeal is from average consumers to advance amateurs so that provides a bit more exposure and market potential.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gda13 Quote
It looks like an even larger audience will become privy to what we here already know. I just received my latest issue of Shutterbug (October 2011) today and wouldn't you know there is Test Report article written by photographer Joe Farace ( here is a small bio for Joe Saving the World One Pixel at a Time About Me ) from pages 76-90. Its a fairly even handed report for a canon guy. But he concludes with these thoughts.

..."while there are less expensive 16-megapixel (or more) cameras available, you won't find a better one than this. Its rugged construction and seemingly infinite capture options make it a great camera for hobbyists as well as aspiring pros who are already into the Pentax system via one of their awesome entry-level cameras such as the K-x. The inclusion of a PC connection shows that Pentax Imaging is serious about building a camera for serious photographers. If that describes you, you won't find a better, more versatile SLR around."

Hmmm a little late to the party perhaps and I would say that there are "hobbyists as well as aspiring pros" who are already into other systems that seem to agree and have either added pentax to their arsenal or in some cases jumped ship altogether.

All in all an interesting read especially keeping in mind its written by a proficient professional photographer who uses canons and leicas on a daily basis. Even more good exposure for pentax k5 as far as I'm concerned and maybe just maybe he "forgot" to return his test copy
Something that i've noticed is that real professionals, almost invariably, look past the nameplates on their lenses and cameras in assessing the quality of these tools, while some amateurs and some enthusiasts won't look beyond the nameplate in any objective way.

Canon and Nikon owners should very much appreciate the balance provided by the smaller manufacturers in the marketplace. Without the challenge provided by K7 and the anticipated K5, there never would have been such a competitive D7000 IMO. A camera that provided features such as backward compatibility, smaller form, improved exposure bracketing, quieter shutter, and a low price that undercut and competed with other Nikon lines such as the D300, D90, D700. When manufactures compete with each other in an open market place, the consumer invariably wins.

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