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10-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Why would you say that? As far as I can tell (I own both cameras) the bodies are exactly identical. Making something up about "out sourcing" and "quality variance" is pure speculation. My speculation is just that there are more K5s sold than there were K7s sold and so certain issues have been uncovered that were present in the K7 as well.
How many reports of lens release buttons falling off did we read about on this forum with the K7?

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Yes, I would like to know.
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That sucks.
Pushing 5 k shots in 5 weeks, still holding together, will see how it pans out. The ISO ... omg.. AF, little better than K7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
How many reports of lens release buttons falling off did we read about on this forum with the K7?
You are right. Someone else had commented that this was reported with the K7, but I don't remember it and doing a forum search on it doesn't yield any results. Still not sure what changed....

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You are right. Someone else had commented that this was reported with the K7, but I don't remember it and doing a forum search on it doesn't yield any results. Still not sure what changed....
The point is, it wasn't much of an issue with the K7, where as it seems to be an epidemic with the K5
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The point is, it wasn't much of an issue with the K7, where as it seems to be an epidemic with the K5
If you're losing sleep over it, why not pull the button off before it has a chance to fall of, and glue it back on? Problem solved, ulcer avoided.
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I will report that I have not had any issues with the lens release button on my K-5 but after reading this thread I have added a bit of insurance in the form of a strip of black sports tape.

If the button ever does come loose I probably would not notice now, unless I removed the tape (which I will plan to do in a controlled environment and timing.)

I am at over 15K shots on this body so far.
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If you're losing sleep over it, why not pull the button off before it has a chance to fall of, and glue it back on? Problem solved, ulcer avoided.
You are taking this far to seriously.

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I will report that I have not had any issues with the lens release button on my K-5 but after reading this thread I have added a bit of insurance in the form of a strip of black sports tape.

If the button ever does come loose I probably would not notice now, unless I removed the tape (which I will plan to do in a controlled environment and timing.)

I am at over 15K shots on this body so far.

Pentax has some really determined customers, no doubt in that. At the same time for me having tape over the button on your new state of the art camera is.......sad and funny at the same time.

But as the commercial say, "Be different!"
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Matched set with my eyeglasses

and my car

neither of which are broken but, just in case
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I would like to buy 50-100 K-5 buttons, i figure in 2-3 years they will worth a small fortune!
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I've had only ONE issue with my K-5, purchased in early November of 2010. A relatively minor sensor stain appeared after about 10 months use. Living in the Phoenix area, I took the camera to CRIS in Chandler. 13 days after I left it, they called me to say that my camera was ready. They replaced the sensor, adjusted the camera to factory specs, and cleaned it. I've been using it for about a week now, and there appear to be no problems other than my trying to recall all my custom settings, which had been lost. The firmware is version 1.11, which is what it had when I left it for repair. In summary, there was a problem, CRIS/Pentax fixed it, and I'm happy with the result so far. After using my old K200D as a backup for a while, I appreciate again how advanced the K-5 is and why I bought it in the first place. I've been a Pentaxian since I bought my K-1000 back in the '80s, and have never had a good reason to change. Nikons and Canons prevail numerically, but I think I have a piece of technology in the K-5 that meets or beats most of what they have to offer.

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Matched set with my eyeglasses

and my car

neither of which are broken but, just in case
You just made my day with your last two posts. You are dedicated and sports tape rules.
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You are taking this far to seriously.
That was my point!
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