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06-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Buyers Remorse - Still Not Happy with My K5

I have a K2000 which I've really enjoyed. Bought a K5 a few months ago and I'm just not taking to the camera. The focus still seems to be a bit off and I've tried adjusting it but that's not working. I also seem to have a stain - has been there from the beginning so I don't think it's dust. I can't seem to get the same bokeh I got with my old camera when shooting Av.

All of these things might be my fault and maybe I traded up too much - probably would be happier with the K30 that's coming out but I don't see myself switching (because of money). Sometimes I'm tempted to just leave the K5 at home and stick with the K2000 but that seems crazy. I've been taking photos for a very long time but I'm not very technical so I don't have the patience to deal with all of the problems.

What's a person to do? Sure wish now that Pentax was a more popular camera option - maybe I could find a mentor locally in San Francisco to help me with this camera. When I start reading anything technical my brain immediately shuts down. Ha!

Are there any tutorials out there for dummies?

06-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Post or link pics with exif of the stain/dust spot and other samples for feedback and advice if you want it.
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post some examples with exif so ppl can see what you are talking about and what the issue is. You should also be using SEL to pick a focus point rather than using full AF or center-recompose

cant get the same bokeh with the k-5 as with the k2000? with the same lens and settings? that doesnt make any sense... A stain? as in a dot somewhere, that is dust. Get a bulb blower and blow it out. Stains look like a chain of pearls and havent been seen for over a year

if you are having issues adjusting to the K-5, the K-30 wouldnt be any different the menus etc will likely be almost identical

pentax being popular or not has nothing to do with being able to find a mentor for photography. A camera is a tool, skills are skills. try picking up a copy of "understanding exposure" by Bryan Peterson
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One thread on this is probably enough.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/171454-not-thrilled-my-k5.html

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