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11-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Some questions about K-5

Hi guys, I just got my K-5 and im really happy with the camera. I had a Penatax K20D over a year and the K-5 works really fine. I just have some questions about the K-5:

1. If im using manual selection focus point, how am i going to change the options ( the WB, shooting mode, flash) since the 4 way button is used for selecting focus point?

2. When im using live view, can i change the zoom range when im focusing?

3. The sensor cleaning sounds different from the K20D, right?

I hope that you understand my questions.

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1) When you select your point, hold the OK button down, it makes the "grid" get smaller, and locks the point. The d-pad is now usable for normal functions. To quickly recenter the focus point hit ok and ok again, then hold to lock it as before.

2) Press info to zoom in... Ok to restore default view

3) Yes (I think)

I have a Kr - but am resisting a serious case of CBA..... i hope the K5 bodies sell out - K5II is outa my price range but the original body is painfully accessible
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3. Yes. K-5 is ultrasonic, barely audible, and not palpable in terms of vibration.
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1) When you select your point, hold the OK button down, it makes the "grid" get smaller, and locks the point. The d-pad is now usable for normal functions. To quickly recenter the focus point hit ok and ok again, then hold to lock it as before.

2) Press info to zoom in... Ok to restore default view

3) Yes (I think)

I have a Kr - but am resisting a serious case of CBA..... i hope the K5 bodies sell out - K5II is outa my price range but the original body is painfully accessible

Thanks for the reply..

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3. Yes. K-5 is ultrasonic, barely audible, and not palpable in terms of vibration.
Ok,thanks.thats a relief..i thought my K-5 is broken or something @_@
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Very timely - I am a K-x user that just got a K-5 (the price was right and CBA got me!).

Yes the dust removal can't be heard (got me too). Its reputed to be better the K-x (and K-20) dust removal which I'm really looking forward to - was often ending up with sensor dust with K-x.

Its a lovely camera. Better in so many ways than the k-x anyway. Only thing I don't like at the moment (and probably just something I have to get used to) is the position of the green button. Use it a lot with manual lenses but can't really use it on K-5 while I'm looking through viewfinder (I'm left eyed which does not help either).
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I've had my K5 since spring and still have trouble occasionally with the green button placement. But maybe it was just all those years using the K10 / K/20.
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Only thing I don't like ... is the position of the green button. Use it a lot with manual lenses but can't really use it on K-5 while I'm looking through viewfinder (I'm left eyed which does not help either).
Are you me ?

Those were exactly my first gripes about the K-5. Left-eyed shooter too. And I still hate the green button placement on the K-5 body.

The K-5 battery grip (original or clones) includes a green button. That helps with green button usability sometimes.

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Are you me ?

Those were exactly my first gripes about the K-5. Left-eyed shooter too. And I still hate the green button placement on the K-5 body.

The K-5 battery grip (original or clones) includes a green button. That helps with green button usability sometimes.
I knew I couldn't be the only one having this issue!

Grip theres an idea.... I feel some ABA coming on.
And Mrs Kiwi Jono thought the K-5 would keep me happy for a while!
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