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10-05-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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New K-5!

Just put in an order to get a new black K-5! It wil arrive tomorrow, when I'm home ontime to meet the postalguy. This is to replace my black K-5 and will be my fourth K-5 (K-5 (with stains), K-5 as second body, K-5 Silver (to replace my stains) and now K-5 to replace my second black body.

I sold my black body, shuttercount 53675, found a good price for it and the new one is a steel at the time. So this is for me like making math! I don't expect K-3 this year, so we are probably talking about spring. This new body is by then stil in good shape and I can sell it easy. I just invested a small amount to take the K-5 Black lifespan (for me three different body's) to 18 months of use (november 2010 - may 2012) and not having any problems with the amount of actuations on my camera.

Still, it is brand new tomorrow

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duh!
your hyper!

If I understand correctly, you just bought a (4th) K5 to replace an older one
And I'm the one who's complaining about a broken *300
10-05-2011, 09:08 AM   #3
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duh!
your hyper!

If I understand correctly, you just bought a (4th) K5 to replace an older one
Yup, and nothing to complain about any of them.
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So How many K-5's will you have when this one comes in? If I read right that leaves you with 2

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10-05-2011, 10:18 AM   #5
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Two is enough.
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Once I get comfortable with my K7 I will get a K5 which means I will stay a model or two behind but that is ok with me

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Ron, gefeliciteerd!
I bought a K-5 body today, already happy and that after only 4 photos and reading the first 50 pages of the manual :-)

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You're keen Ron -
All the best with it mate.

10-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #9
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Ron, gefeliciteerd!
I bought a K-5 body today, already happy and that after only 4 photos and
Have fun with that K-5.

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You're keen Ron -
All the best with it mate.
It is funny, for me it is a tool, like my car. I don't drive my car until it leaves me standing besides the road, no I replace it a good economical given time. That time was this week for my K-5.
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Thanks for the info. I am tempted to get another K5 with the drop ion price for telephoto zoom to live on.

I just love my K5. It is a brilliant tool.

Enjoy!
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Yes, this is the way to go. Right now with the US economy in the dumps and me being in a position to idle back a bit, I sort of am taking a break. So 1 k-5 (and a Lumix G3 and Canon G12 and Pentax MX and Nikon N80! ) are enough for now. If I was still shooting hot and heavy like before 2008 I'd have 3 K-5's no question. I'd have a #2 K-5 right now just on principle, but I'm waiting and seeing for the K-3.

I would sell the G12 and get a Q, but the rumors of a bigger Q type camera are holding me back on that. I should sell the G12 anyway though as I don't really use it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Qwntm Quote
Yes, this is the way to go. Right now with the US economy in the dumps and me being in a position to idle back a bit, I sort of am taking a break. So 1 k-5 (and a Lumix G3 and Canon G12 and Pentax MX and Nikon N80! ) are enough for now. If I was still shooting hot and heavy like before 2008 I'd have 3 K-5's no question. I'd have a #2 K-5 right now just on principle, but I'm waiting and seeing for the K-3.

I would sell the G12 and get a Q, but the rumors of a bigger Q type camera are holding me back on that. I should sell the G12 anyway though as I don't really use it.
Hey man!!... What do you think about that G3??... Im considering to buy one... It seems really good... How do you compare it with pentax Image Quality??...
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Just put in my order for a K-5. I wanted to go through Adorama or B&H to get the forum a hit, but they are both closed for Sukot. I have become addicted to the low-light capabilities and small size of the K-x, and I can't wait to get that in a more advanced package.
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I have become addicted to the low-light capabilities and small size of the K-x, and I can't wait to get that in a more advanced package.
I know that feel. I think I may be doing the same soon. The pricing is certainly attractive now.
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The price is perfect, and I don't see any movement down anymore at the time, so the bottom price is there (I think).

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