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10-11-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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K5 is really great

Having been in film since 1975, Pentax IST-DL, then K200D, then K5, I think the K5 is a real step forward. I use the TAV mode most of the time, fixing the shutter and the F, and letting the camera set the ISO.

After many years I have come back to a polarising filter, partly because I shoot a lot from a light aircraft at high altitude (up to 20,000 feet) and haze is a perpetual problem. With a polarising filter you lose a lot of light but the result is still great because the camera can deliver a reasonable quality even at 1000 ISO e.g. this or (on the ground this time) this or this.

The lens I use for just about everything is the 17-70 SDM DA. The F4 is not a problem either; in fact I shoot mostly at F8 for best sharpness.

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Very true. I feel like I'll never need another camera
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That airshot is really nice!
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I have recently moved from the K20 to a K5, at the same time I changed out a few of my lenses, the 17-70 SDM DA was what I picked up to serve as my “Walkabout Lens”. Pleased to see the results of this combination in your photos, well done.

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