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04-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Finally getting a new camera...

bought in to the Adorama deal...K5 and the two weatherproof kit zooms for $900.00...what a deal.

I am FINALLY upgrading from my *ist D...iso 80 to 51,200...I can't imagine...apparently noise free up to iso 6400 or so...6 fps from the current *ist D's 6 FPW (frames per week)...this is going to be phenomenal with my Epson R3000 printer...and I WON'T have to worry about it getting wet.

Have kept all my FA* lenses, but still thinking about selling them and going all in on the APS-C thing...maybe...would like a DA* collection of weatherproof glass.

I'm a musician, and I do NOT make a lot of money, so this is a big treat for me.

Can hardly wait...couldn't sleep last night...like a kid the night before Christmas when he KNOWS what he s going to get....



Anybody know of a leather half-case?

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04-13-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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Wow, You already have some excelent lenses and your pictures look great. I am curious to see how much better / comfortable will the K-5 be.

What kind of music do you play?
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You don't need a leather half-case. It is weather- and frostproof

04-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #5
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That's very kind...

QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
Wow, You already have some excelent lenses and your pictures look great. I am curious to see how much better / comfortable will the K-5 be.

What kind of music do you play?
Good music...

Jazz, rock, blues, funk, R&B, latin, classical...

I can hardly wait to try some studio shots with the K5, my FA* 85 F1.4, and the big studio light set I have. And how much better the prints on the Epson R 3000 will be. This printer is SO good, it's showing the pixellation on my enlargements from the *ist D...it's hitting the limits of my current camera.

I'm pumped!

Cheers,
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04-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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You'll love the higher ISO...I was on vacation in England recently and in certain castles they allowed you to bring your camera, but no flash. I was able to shoot in the darkest reaches of the rooms.

You come from where I'm at - these water resistant cameras are tailor made for the soggy Lower Mainland!

I'd check out London Drugs...there are a few small generic cases on sale right now if you want to do the local thing...
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Id like to hear some music from a fellow pentaxian. I play Tango, Argentinian folklore and brasilian music (dont dare to say jazz)
04-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #8
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A little bit of everything....

QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
Id like to hear some music from a fellow pentaxian. I play Tango, Argentinian folklore and brasilian music (dont dare to say jazz)
YouTube

Nothing new....working on it...

I grew up playing in a Latin band...two portuguese guys and a Brazilian.

Stoked about the camera!

Cheers,
Cameron

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You have a wonderful set of glass there, I'd keep all of them as they will image even better attached to a K5. The two WRs will just enhance your use up there in the wet weather.

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Yup....

QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
You have a wonderful set of glass there, I'd keep all of them as they will image even better attached to a K5. The two WRs will just enhance your use up there in the wet weather.

they'll be great for travelling and walking about...when I get serious, the big glass comes out...

still tempted to go all in on APS-C though...sell them all for smaller, lighter stuff...maybe. If the next Pentax camera is a high end 24 meg or better APS-C, then I might just take the plunge.

Going to be dreaming about it right now...one good thing about being poor, when you DO get new stuff, it's exciting.

Cheers
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ISO80 is gorgeous. And ISO 25600 is still surprisingly usable.
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I miss slow iso...

QuoteOriginally posted by TrueFocus Quote
ISO80 is gorgeous. And ISO 25600 is still surprisingly usable.
the thing I hated MOST about the *ist D is that it starts at 200...hard to do fuzzy water shots at that speed. And by iso 800, it's riddled with noise, so it's really only an ISO 200-400 camera...

I can't sleep dreaming about this thing. What a GREAT setup I'll have...

27" iMac quad core i7 with 14 gigs of ram; Epson R3000 13x19" printer, 9 colours of ink, PHENOMENAL output; Adobe CS6; and now this camera. I'm a lucky man.

I still can't make up my mind whether to sell of my FA*s and go all in on the cropped sensor stuff...they're SO big and heavy...but then I see this:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/143462-sale-sold-pentax-fa-85m...worldwide.html

Mine's about a 9+...and I've got the bag with it. And the 28-70, the 24, an F* 300...I could buy a lot of nice new WEATHERPROOF glass...

Argh. But I can hardly wait to try these babies on the K5.

Cheers,
Cameron
04-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #13
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You have mentioned some lovely. I would personally keep some of them, not too sure what you have but I wouldnt rush into selling your glass just to get 'APSC' glass.
If you do decide to, ive got some i would concider trading for.

Oh. Grats on the new camera. You will love it
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