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09-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Finally pull the trigger on a K5

I just bought a K5. I had my beloved K20D for couple of years. I am very happy with it.

For those who went from a K20D to K5, what are the things I need to watch for?

What things are different between them?

How satisfied are you with the change?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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It'll take a while for you to get used to the new control layout, but you'll eventually find that it's much better than the old one. I do miss the SR switch a little, though.

The ISO button is probably the biggest change. One thing to keep in mind is that if you ever disable auto ISO, you can only re-enter it by pressing the green button and the ISO button at the same time. It should then say "ISO Auto" in the VF and on the top LCD.

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Agreed. I can't seem to use the K-10 anymore, the buttons are all "wrong." You'll get used to the new layout very quickly, it's more intuitive.
You'll notice you can go much higher in ISO, so you can often shoot with much higher shutter speeds, making shake reduction less required outdoors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
It'll take a while for you to get used to the new control layout, but you'll eventually find that it's much better than the old one. I do miss the SR switch a little, though.

The ISO button is probably the biggest change. One thing to keep in mind is that if you ever disable auto ISO, you can only re-enter it by pressing the green button and the ISO button at the same time. It should then say "ISO Auto" in the VF and on the top LCD.
Thanks Adam for your input. I will check it out.

Ter-or, thanks for your input.

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Most has been already said but the Liveview button on the K-5 can be a bit annoying in that it's very near the AF button and you will find you may turn on LV instead of AF. This really is a large upgrade and after about a month with a K-5m, if you pick up your K-20 you won't understand why the darn thing doesn't do this or that. Mainly the K-5's back LCD display - menu - level - blank screens are really great. All I can say is that the K-5 was the one I was waiting for. (Ok, so now I'm waiting for the K-5IIs...)
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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
Most has been already said but the Liveview button on the K-5 can be a bit annoying in that it's very near the AF button and you will find you may turn on LV instead of AF. This really is a large upgrade and after about a month with a K-5m, if you pick up your K-20 you won't understand why the darn thing doesn't do this or that. Mainly the K-5's back LCD display - menu - level - blank screens are really great. All I can say is that the K-5 was the one I was waiting for. (Ok, so now I'm waiting for the K-5IIs...)
I'm trying to stop mixing the green button and the AE-L, don't ask me how. The AF feels too different from the others to mix it up.
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