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09-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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New camera excitement, but how about the bugs.

There is so much anticipation about the new cameras to come at Photokina that I feel left out.

Only bought my K5 10 weeks ago, I have bought all my cameras, K100d, K20d and now the K5, at the end of their production run. K100d - just over 33,000 shots, K20d - over 71,000 and no faults at all. Now I know I'm tempting fate mentioning this, but am I just lucky, or have the bugs really been sorted by the time I make my purchases?
Anyway, I am very, very happy with my K5.





09-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Those are the kind of bugs I like to see.

I've been fortunate as well with my K-5, and I just bought a second one two weeks ago.

My first one has a serial number 39xxxxx, my latest is 42xxxxx.
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Those are very nice bugs. What lens did you have on your K-5?
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The only issue I have noticed is that when using my Tamron 70-200 2.8 I occasionally have a hard time locking onto a dark subject. Example: My 6-year old was jumping off the back of a boat yesterday in the shade and it took me 3 attempts to finally get the camera/lens to lock on and get several shots of him in the air. However, I was able to track a high speed AirHog flying in the air?

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QuoteOriginally posted by treebeard Quote
My 6-year old was jumping off the back of a boat yesterday
That can only happen when the wife isn't around?

Possibly low contrast made it hard to focus?
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I got 18,000 actuations on my K-5 that I bought 18 months ago - I have had no problems what so ever. Same with my SDM lenses, epsecially my DA* 16-50 that I purchased used. I am knocking on wood right now ;-)

The better I get (and I have gotten a lot better at photography the last 2 years) the more I understand that my limitation is not the equipment I own, but my own inabilities. A FF or a few limitied lenses would be great, but I very much doubt my photographs would end up being noticeably better. I love toys, though, so who knows if I will not end up with some cool new stuff soon!!!
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Thanks for looking callmeraymon, the lens is Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 old screw focus model.
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QuoteOriginally posted by treebeard Quote
The only issue I have noticed is that when using my Tamron 70-200 2.8 I occasionally have a hard time locking onto a dark subject. Example: My 6-year old was jumping off the back of a boat yesterday in the shade and it took me 3 attempts to finally get the camera/lens to lock on and get several shots of him in the air. However, I was able to track a high speed AirHog flying in the air?
This focus issue happens with my DA* 50-135 f2.8 too, I was trying to lock Adrian Peterson at the State Fair at decent low lighting but the focus struggled for a good ten seconds, I had to switch to MF.

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It was extremely low contrast so I can't really complain.
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