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05-05-2012, 04:32 AM   #1
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Can anyone suggest a good replacement for the Pentax K5 Manual ? I've just bitten the bullet & bought a K5 to replace my 200D, and want to buy a (paper) manual that I can take out with the camera (& leave the proper Pentax one safe at home) - then if it's lost, dropped or trodden on then not much is lost. Any suggestions much appreciated.

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2-up double sided printing would probably be a good way to go

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Do you have a smart phone? I keep the PDF of the K-5 manual on my Android phone so I can refer to it when out shooting.
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On the iPhone I use an app called Downloads Lite to keep my manual that i downloaded from the Pentax website.

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KEH sometimes has used manuals. If you're like me and would prefer a hard copy, check their site or Ebay store.
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A better idea would be to have an additional proper full size user manual as provided with previous Pentax K10 & take the supplied miniature one with you.

The size of manual previously provided is much easier to read, but I do accept, that the K5's is an easier size to accommodate in a pocket/camera bag!
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Agee with Adam, you can download the pdf version of your manual from the Pentax Japan site.
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Throw away manual

Thanks to Yeti

That comes under the heading of 'Why didn't I think of that'! - pdf now on phone!

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QuoteOriginally posted by GlynF Quote
Can anyone suggest a good replacement for the Pentax K5 Manual ? I've just bitten the bullet & bought a K5 to replace my 200D, and want to buy a (paper) manual that I can take out with the camera (& leave the proper Pentax one safe at home) - then if it's lost, dropped or trodden on then not much is lost. Any suggestions much appreciated.

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When I bought my K5, there was a CD in the box containing the manual as a pdf in several languages, among them in English, and, interesting for me, in Dutch too.
So I went to a photocopy center and they printed the Dutch version, double sided on A4 format and bounded it (more than 300 pages), for about € 7,-.
Now I have an easy to read manual and lots of space for notes.
You can have it printed and bound like a pocket sized format booklet, no delicate device needed then, and if you put it in a plastic bag it will be Weather Resistant just like your camera...

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