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01-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #31
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Thanks Nate! Those are awesome. Now to start saving for the 70-200!
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twich, would you mind expanding on your suggestion for looking at the D7000 - I want to understand where the D7000 excels versus the K-5. Thanks so much for your comment.
You asked a very good question, because I don't agree with twitch. I spent last Sunday comparing my friends new D7000 with my K5. Both have a CMOS 16.2 Mp sensor but the Nikon's ISO of 100-6400 is bested by the K5's 100-12,800. Both have 9 cross type AF points. The K5 can shoot 7 FPS vs the D7000's 6 FPS. The K5 has built in image stabilization which I prefer and it just feels better in my hand. Last but not least the K5 has a brighter view-finder which my friend reluctently admitted. OK, so the D7000 can hold two SD cards, big deal.

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I spent last Sunday comparing my friends new D7000 with my K5.
Another important difference for sports: the buffer on the K-5 is much bigger on the D7000. So you can record a longer burst when a player's going for the goal.

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You asked a very good question, because I don't agree with twitch. I spent last Sunday comparing my friends new D7000 with my K5. Both have a CMOS 16.2 Mp sensor but the Nikon's ISO of 100-6400 is bested by the K5's 100-12,800. Both have 9 cross type AF points. The K5 can shoot 7 FPS vs the D7000's 6 FPS. The K5 has built in image stabilization which I prefer and it just feels better in my hand. Last but not least the K5 has a brighter view-finder which my friend reluctently admitted. OK, so the D7000 can hold two SD cards, big deal.
Yes, but his says "NIKON" on the front!
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You asked a very good question, because I don't agree with twitch. I spent last Sunday comparing my friends new D7000 with my K5. Both have a CMOS 16.2 Mp sensor but the Nikon's ISO of 100-6400 is bested by the K5's 100-12,800. Both have 9 cross type AF points. The K5 can shoot 7 FPS vs the D7000's 6 FPS. The K5 has built in image stabilization which I prefer and it just feels better in my hand. Last but not least the K5 has a brighter view-finder which my friend reluctently admitted. OK, so the D7000 can hold two SD cards, big deal.
So does both having 9 cross type AF points make AF in the K5 = AF in the D7000????


AF is one area where most folks think Pentax tends to lag compared to competitors offerings. Pentax exceeds in most areas, but I don't believe AF is one of them. That's not to say it's not good enough to shoot sports, it just means if that was your primary pursuit, you'd choose a camera with the best AF you could afford and the K5 probably isn't it.

I'm happy with my Pentax. Social landscapes, barns and the like don't move terribly fast.
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I didn't do the adaptation myself, so i cant describe how it works. I bought it from gscara, but he has since gone over to m4/3 and hasnt been active lately.
As for the IQ, i do get infinity focusing and there are no quality losses from what i can tell. It focuses really close for a 300mm and has great iq wide open
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