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06-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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I did it! I got the K-5 and dove right in (with pics)

Thanks to everyone who responded on the other thread... I was on the fence about upgrading from the K20D and you gave me the push I needed.

I picked up the K-5 on Friday evening and then shot with it at a Conference on Saturday. The best way to learn is to dive right in, right?!

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the day...

All were using ambient lighting with the K-5 and either the 50mm 1.4 or the 35mm 2.4

One of the Speakers..

Another of the speakers

and another...

Mother and daughter

Mother and son

I made mistakes and learned the camera throughout the day... though I still have tons to learn...

I am in love with how quiet the K-5 is compared to the K20D and how fast it is. I find that most of the buttons are placed intuitively which was a good thing because it was easy to dive right in for an event. I do have small hands so I found it a pleasure to hold.

I think I am going to have fun with this camera

06-04-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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Congratulations and good luck moving forward. I also upgraded from a K20D, and while I try to pretend I don't mind using it every now and then, I still have it as a back up, the real story is the K-5 is a lot better, especially in low light, in doors. Like you I also prefer to shoot with ambient light, and my 50 1.7 or 35 2.4 indoors.

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