Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-21-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
Pentaxian for one day

Hi guys,

I enjoy the forum very much and have learned quite a bit here.
I have a Nikon D40 and thought it's high time to upgrade.
After careful consideration and some time lurking on forums,
I ordered the K5. I shot it for 1 day and can frankly see what the fuss is about.
I guess you all know that.
Unfortunately, the sensor is stained at several places.
I was surprised, as the camera was made in June 2012.
Anyhow, she's all packed now and ready to go back to amazon (for a refund).
It was good while it lasted.

I think pentax may have lost one client here.
Don't really have the time to do their quality control.
It's sad 'cause I really wanted to be a pentaxian.
Maybe I will some day, but not today...

10-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
Pentaxian
Pablom's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jerusalem
Posts: 1,940
farewell then
10-21-2012, 07:05 AM - 1 Like   #3
Pentaxian
TaoMaas's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,197
Being a Pentaxian isn't about giving up that easily. Good luck with whatever camera you choose.
10-21-2012, 07:33 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Deimos's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kingdom of Wonder
Posts: 1,709
dont feed the trolls

10-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,843
QuoteOriginally posted by eagle_fly Quote
the sensor is stained at several places.
Are you sure it wasn't just dust or dirt?

Sensor stains in a body of that period are so rare as to not be reported, as you can tell just by browsing the serial number database in PF.
10-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #6
Junior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Are you sure it wasn't just dust or dirt?
Yes, I am sure! I've seen enough of them on the forum to be able to recognize them!
I read they are rare as well, that's why I took the plunge.
And here they are.
It's disappointing, as also I thought they had dealt with this by now...
10-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #7
Junior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by TaoMaas Quote
Being a Pentaxian isn't about giving up that easily. Good luck with whatever camera you choose.
Maybe you're right!
I haven't given up on Pentax, but definitely on the K5.
I haven't heard about a camera with so many potential issues (FF, BF, low light focusing, stains when new, stains showing up later etc).
Though I'm sure it's great, if you get a good one.

Cheers
10-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
Pentaxian
Mike.P's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Coast .. UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,758


10-21-2012, 09:27 AM - 1 Like   #9
Pentaxian
fs999's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Luxembourg
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,745
A Pentax camera buyer is not necessarily a Pentaxian...
10-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,843
QuoteOriginally posted by eagle_fly Quote
I haven't heard about a camera with so many potential issues
If you believe everything you read online, every camera is a time-bomb just waiting to go off. Meanwhile, Pentax DSLRs receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings, according to a 2012 global survey of camera owners by JD Power... so Nikon, Canon and other brands must have issues too.
10-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #11
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,107
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
If you believe everything you read online, every camera is a time-bomb just waiting to go off. Meanwhile, Pentax DSLRs receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings, according to a 2012 global survey of camera owners by JD Power... so Nikon, Canon and other brands must have issues too.
Thanks for this interesting link, Rawr.
10-21-2012, 10:03 AM - 1 Like   #12
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 25,856
QuoteQuote:
Maybe you're right!
I haven't given up on Pentax, but definitely on the K5.
I haven't heard about a camera with so many potential issues (FF, BF, low light focusing, stains when new, stains showing up later etc).
Though I'm sure it's great, if you get a good one.
The whiners, the nitpickers, constant parade of every problem known to man being attributed to Pentax cameras that goes on on this forum, rears it's ugly head once again. Those who take complaints, some of which are legitimate, and go on and on about them year after year, thread after thread... hey, look, you've accomplish what you wanted. Cost Pentax a customer.

So what is the good of letting the blow hards go on and on with out of date and irrelevant information? Where is the good that comes from this? We don't even know if this guy has a sensor stain, we suspect he doesn't, but we're never going to find out because he has "sensor stain" so engraved in his head that he assumes that's his problem and doesn't even bother to find out if he does... how does that help? This guy was obviously on the fence about Pentax, having a problem just leads him to believe all the anti-Pentax hogwash published on this site is true.

So, nay sayers, is this the kind of result you had in mind? Are some of you so bitter all you want to do now is make Pentax pay? Kind of like a divorce? Great work.
10-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #13
Junior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
If you believe everything you read online, every camera is a time-bomb just waiting to go off. Meanwhile, Pentax DSLRs receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings, according to a 2012 global survey of camera owners by JD Power... so Nikon, Canon and other brands must have issues too.
Indeed Pentax, but not K5 specifically.
Do you think that a company that cannot solve a known problem for nearly two years can prosper in the long run?
How many people did have a bad experience and decided they had enough?
If I were one of the owners, I would be greatly concerned about where things are going...
10-21-2012, 10:12 AM   #14
Junior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by fs999 Quote
A Pentax camera buyer is not necessarily a Pentaxian...
Sure, if being a pentaxian means accepting suboptimal quality at a high price.
That I am not.
10-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #15
Pentaxian
TaoMaas's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,197
QuoteOriginally posted by eagle_fly Quote
Do you think that a company that cannot solve a known problem for nearly two years can prosper in the long run?
How do you know they haven't solved it long ago and what you got was old stock? Aren't they using that same sensor in 4 of their current cameras? Heard any outcry about stains in the K-01 or K-30?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, day, dslr, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, pentax k-5, pentaxian, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A great day for Pentaxian LFLee Pentax DSLR Discussion 11 02-03-2012 10:17 AM
World Pentax Day - West Aussie Pentaxian meetup 27 Feb goddo31 Travel, Events, and Groups 2 02-25-2011 07:31 PM
Landscape A New Pentaxian slowpez Post Your Photos! 9 12-26-2010 03:07 PM
Sydney Meetup for 2010 Pentaxian Day? Ben Hunt Travel, Events, and Groups 23 08-19-2010 10:20 PM
World Pentaxian Day ??? kmccanta Post Your Photos! 0 03-13-2008 11:10 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:31 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top