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03-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #31
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Regarding AF, what do I gain (aside from increased accuracy from the color wavelength sensor) by upgrading to the K-5?

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You'd gain the ability to dial in micro-adjustments for each Pentax lens, and I think some Sigma ones, too (and others? IDK). This is in addition to having a global adjustment that applies to lenses not specified individually.

The K-5 is supposed to have a somewhat easier time in tungsten light, too. I'm not sure if the issue is solved, but it's said to be improved.

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You'd gain the ability to dial in micro-adjustments for each Pentax lens, and I think some Sigma ones, too (and others? IDK). This is in addition to having a global adjustment that applies to lenses not specified individually.

The K-5 is supposed to have a somewhat easier time in tungsten light, too. I'm not sure if the issue is solved, but it's said to be improved.
Any advantage in AF speed?

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Yep!.....a LOT quieter.
Yup ... 100% true.
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Lenses ...

Bonjour,

Get a K-5 and some legacy glass ... like the A 50mm f1.7.

I have both and they are great together.

Also have the DA 35mm 2.4 AL - it works wonders, too!

Bon courage, John le Green Grenouille

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John Poitiers (and others with both a K-r and K-5), is the K-5 AF faster than the K-r? I'm aware that the light wavelength sensor offers increased accuracy in difficult lighting conditions, but are there any other advantages? How much better is the metering on the K-5 compared to the K-r?

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03-24-2012, 05:37 AM   #36
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Never tested side by side ...

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John Poitiers (and others with both a K-r and K-5), is the K-5 AF faster than the K-r?

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Bonjour Dragonlord,

Cannot really tell you with any certainty ... I had the K-r starting in Jan. 2011, then bought a used K-7 for me (about in May) and my "better half" took over the K-r. I have had the K-5 since Nov. 2011 ... also, just installed the newest firmware on both as soon as it came out.

I would say that the K-5 AF may have quickened with the new firmware ... but I have not shot with the K-r for quite a while (since last August). I will try to do a quick "off-the-hip" comparison when I find a moment and I will let you know ...

Allez, salut et bon weekend, John Frog
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The K5 is a great camera. I switched from the K7 to the K5 in Dec 2011 and am still learning the features of the camera.
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Just ordered my K-5 from B&H (though the affiliate link) along with Tamrac Pro 12 camera bag (to accommodate both camera bodies), two-year extended warranty, and HDMI cable. Order should arrive Tuesday.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
Just ordered my K-5 from B&H (though the affiliate link) along with Tamrac Pro 12 camera bag (to accommodate both camera bodies), two-year extended warranty, and HDMI cable. Order should arrive Tuesday.

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Congratulations. The Pentax 2 year extended is such a no-brainer that it should just be included by them!
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Congrats! Let us know how it works out for ya.
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I'll post a new thread discussing it once it arrives. Also note the updated signature

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QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
Just ordered my K-5 from B&H (though the affiliate link) along with Tamrac Pro 12 camera bag (to accommodate both camera bodies), two-year extended warranty, and HDMI cable. Order should arrive Tuesday. --DragonLord
Congrats DragonLord,

Let us know later and enjoy ... the K-5 is a great body.

You'll really see the differences between the K-r & K-5 ... don't get me wrong, the K-r is great, but the K-5 is just "super" as the French say ...

Salut, J Frog
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Hi DragonLord,

I am sure you will enjoy the K-5. It is a sweet little camera.

I am in Apia, Samoa at the moment and it is pouring with rain. I will take photo's without a care because the K-5 and 16-50 are water sealed.

All good - enjoy

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattt Quote
The regrets would be more of a marital variety... even if I sell my K-r I'll be looking for $600 or more... I think I"ll just stick to sneaking second hand lenses in the house...
Aaahahahahaha! I'm with you on that...although, I can't even sneak my second hand lenses in the house. She does the family accounting.
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The regrets would be more of a marital variety... ... I think I"ll just stick to sneaking second hand lenses in the house...
Bonjour,

I sneak and don't tell anymore ... scrimp & save some cash away ... then find (another) second-hand treasure. Besides, she really doesn't want to know anymore ... "let me just close my the eyes and maybe it'll all go away" - she's gotta be thinking this by now.

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