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09-20-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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Yay! New K5, problem freeee!

So I up'ed my K20D to a K5, and with all the bad news that has been spinning about sensors, and mirror flops, I was half expecting to have problems, but.. Im happy to say, 24 hours in and its doing great! Tested every lens on it, they are all looking good.

I am noticing some small differences from my K7, but alot seems to be the same. I DO like the FX button (now set to Exposure bracketing), the extremely high ISO (over the K7) and the much faster FPS.
One of the things I did notice was that DNG files were 20+ MB vs the K7's 14 or so, and the K20Ds 10MB. Better camera brings alot bigger file size I suppose.

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Congrats on the camera. A K5 with a K7 for backup, can't get much better than that.
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Congratulations. Enjoy this amazing camera.
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So any helpful hints for switching between the two? Little tricks with the 5 I can learn?
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Good to hear Slick. Enjoy the difference, and I'm sure the K-5 will give you years of good photography. Start using the USER modes and you'll see your preferred settings switched into for different situations very quickly and efficiently.
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Awesome, glad you are enjoying. I've had mine since April and has been problem free!
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glad to hear no issues. Did you get the extended warranty? What serial number range is yours? I've got 403xxx and have *knock wood* had no issues thus far. Good luck!

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Congrat to you. My K-7 still in factory for almost 10 weeks. I hope get it next 2 weeks "will be 3 months". I wish I have K-5. Darn it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SlickYamaha Quote
I DO like the FX button (now set to Exposure bracketing)
I think I tried that until finding out you have to use the 4-way in the drive mode to get out of bracketing. Please tell me I'm wrong.

Congrats on the camera.
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I just unboxed mine also. I've had the K100d, K10, K20 and now the K-5. My battery is charging and I'm hoping for the same results as you.....problem free.

For me, it's going to be difficult to get use to the size. My K20 lived happily with the battery I'm use to bulk. How am I suppose to look "manly" on the football sidelines holding this??? Honestly, I can't wait for the reduced weight. My fingers are crossed to also be problem free. Hey, I'm heading to the Bahamas Saturday to give it a test run!!!! Sorry to hijack....but I'm excited too.
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How am I suppose to look "manly" on the football sidelines holding this???
Attach a VERY big lens
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Congrats Slick One and FuzzyOne
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Im happy to say, 24 hours in and its doing great! Tested every lens on it, they are all looking good.
You clearly are doing something wrong. You are not looking hard enough for problems and flaws. You need to spend more time on these forums to learn how to nitpick everything to death.
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Just got mine

Picked one up in Calgary last week. No problems, just a bit of a learning curve. Upgraded from an Olympus E-420. Still at the point where I'm thinking of what the camera does and how to work it as opposed to what I'm seeing in the viewfinder. Everything happens so much faster, focus, multiple shots. So much quieter.

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