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04-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #61
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Me too, bought my K5 last November, I am still on a learning curve but it's been a dream, best camera I've ever had (going back to my first ME) and no significant issues. I just have to remember that "horizontal" is two notches to the left on the scale, on the rare occasion that I use it.

04-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #62
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I must say this camera is giving me hours and hours of pleasure. I am so happy i got one. Compact, intuitive, very good image quality. It quickly became an extension of my eyes and hands. I love it.
04-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #63
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Great thread! Planning on ordering mine next week. My K10 and K20 have been flawless, and I've worked them plenty on school portraits, weddings and tourist shoots on the beach. I am looking forward to the capabilities of the K-5, especially coupled to my FA limited lenses.
04-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #64
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It's been a problems whatsoever due to any fault of the K5....considerable User Error.

04-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #65
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Over 22,000 pictures in a little over 14 months use, no problems at all. I just bought my first prime lens to add to my four zooms and I think I'm seeing even greater sharpness than before. Lots of scenery pictures and a lot of sports shots, with many of the sports shots benefiting from the good low-light performance. I'm a happy customer. I just wish the Pentax lenses were priced like they were a few weeks ago.
04-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #66
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QuoteOriginally posted by dave2k Quote
I just wish the Pentax lenses were priced like they were a few weeks ago.
That makes at least two of us. I had just finished buying zooms for a bit (thanks to the warning on this forum my last purchase was on 3/31!) and I had just started to consider primes when the prices effectively rocketed upwards.

More lens purchases are currently on hold for me and luckily my DA* zooms produce some very nice images.
04-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #67
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I love mine. Glad I have all the lens I want.
04-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #68
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Mine's fine

Doing fine with my Christmas present.

Well, there is the issue of this being a much better camera than I'm a photographer...and I don't have enough lenses. I think that covers it.

04-24-2012, 04:25 AM   #69
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QuoteOriginally posted by stens Quote
Doing fine with my Christmas present.

Well, there is the issue of this being a much better camera than I'm a photographer...and I don't have enough lenses. I think that covers it.
I got mine, in part, to record Christmas presents.

Oh and the K-5 is no snob, it'll pull you up to its level in no time... but do thank it with the odd bit of new glass now and then.
04-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #70
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The K-5 is a wonderful machine! Got mine 11 months ago, and it has come with me up mountains and down rivers, it has survived a Nordic winter and a 40+ centigrade African heat spell, all without a hitch. 7k+ actuations and happily counting.
04-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #71
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I'm on my second K5 (first one was stolen) and I find it to be very helpful and polite. I have had no problems or malfunctions with it at all, despite dropping it and being a bit free and easy with it in rain. It's far the best digital camera I have ever used.
04-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #72
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Got mine in June 2011, shutter count is around ~6500. No problems, it's a tremendously great camera.

/me goes to his happy place
04-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #73
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Got mine around October 2011. About 4300 on the shutter count and not a single issue.
05-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #74
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ok i will add mine to the "no issues" list.
something strange happened, when i bought the camera, the electonic level was off by 2-3 bars... i tried it several times using different bubble levels, i tried it on known leveled surfaces, and it was definitely off.
the firmware update didnt do anything.
one month and ~1000 shots later, i tried the level again, and to my surprice it seems to be ok !!!
i dont know what it is... a temporary glitch maybe ? i tried to take a pic using the auto level correction, and it worked flawlessly...
after that, i can say i have a good machine.
the focusing is as good as it can be.
the sensor is clear of stains
the weather proofing works
also, today, i saw another man using a k-5, he told me his cam had no issues(didnt check the serial), and also realised how rare and scarse we pentaxians are...
05-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #75
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yeah you don't see many Pentax users around. I see mostly Canon now that life is digital, back in the 80's I saw mostly Nikon . . . 35mm observation, Medium Format is a different game . . . I saw Bronica, Hasselblad, Mamiya and Pentax during film years, now it is the die hard Hasselblad users are doing the H series, Mamiya is a mixed bag many with the Phase One version and the late comer Pentax 645D is making a good showing for not being around very long.

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