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10-25-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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upgrade to K5

now I have the k20d, upgrade to K5 or waiting for the future product such as K3 or full frame.


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nice photos, number 2 is my favorite.
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Love the second one too.
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Wait. Either the new announced camera will force itself upon you, or K5 prices will drop and you'll get a good deal.

Oh yeah, #2 is my fave too.

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I am in about the same situation, having a K20 (which I like a lot) waiting for a new camera announcement for a replacement for the K-5 that will lower the K-5 dramatically, and then want the new camera! That is the way I have gotten all of my Pentax cameras. Bought the K10 after the K20 was out, the the K20 when the K-7 was out. I did not feel the 7 was enough of an upgrade, but love everything I have read and seen about the 5 and it's new sensor. My guess is the K5 replacement will continue to use the same sensor, but I have been wrong before!
Love your shots, and agree on #2 as a fav.
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While I prefer "full frame" due to my collection of old lenses (I waited for the Leica M9 instead of the M8), I saw (and still see) little hope that Pentax would ever come out with a FF camera - just to much concentration in their line to the APS sensor. So I bought the K-5 and haven't regeretted it. The image quality of the K-5 is very close to the M9 in most cases, and I use my Leica for wide-angle work anyway, so the reduced field for older lenses isn't much of an issue. Yes, the depth-of-field isn't as limited as for a larger sensor, but my old f2 & 1.4 lenses still are pleasing on the K-5 when I want reduced DOF. I think the current rage for thin DOF is a passing fad for the most part.
DSLRs change so fast that no matter how long you wait, a new model with more features will come out shortly. Just buy what works for you, and then stop looking at new product announcements, and enjoy what you bought!
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With my K10/K20 duo working very well for me, I passed over the K-7 and waited for the K-5 to come out, bugs be identified and fixed (more or less) and then bought the K-5. Now after 6 months with the K-5, the K10 has been sold off and the K20 is beginning to gather dust. IMHO the K-5 is a very significant step up from the K20 - much more than even I thought it would be. The K-5 was the one I was waiting for and didn't really know it. Just upgrade!

As far as a Pentax FF camera goes, while it would be nice to have that option but given the likely price of a FF (based on Canon, Nikon, and Sony models), I'm unlikely to be able to justify the expense. If I could, I'd have a nice shiny new Pentax 645D sitting on my table.

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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
With my K10/K20 duo working very well for me, I passed over the K-7 and waited for the K-5 to come out, bugs be identified and fixed (more or less) and then bought the K-5. Now after 6 months with the K-5, the K10 has been sold off and the K20 is beginning to gather dust. IMHO the K-5 is a very significant step up from the K20 - much more than even I thought it would be. The K-5 was the one I was waiting for and didn't really know it. Just upgrade!

As far as a Pentax FF camera goes, while it would be nice to have that option but given the likely price of a FF (based on Canon, Nikon, and Sony models), I'm unlikely to be able to justify the expense. If I could, I'd have a nice shiny new Pentax 645D sitting on my table.
After 1,000 shots with the K5, I'm wondering what I will be doing with the K10/k20 as well.

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Only if you print murals its worth a bigger sensor
10-26-2011, 05:56 AM   #10
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I have decided to buy K5, now in china the cost drops to not more than $1000.

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Congrats...you will love it!
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