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Post-mortem of a K-5
Lens: Tamron 28-75 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Brisbane ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/30s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: Ash, 01-26-2019, 01:29 PM

My beloved K-5, may she always be remembered.
Well this is one way it will be...









A memorable time, celebrating a birthday at a gathering in Brisbane, when my wife had secretly hired a cake maker for the occasion.
I could barely watch it being cut up...

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01-26-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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Fascinating! The cake maker certainly deserves to be congratulated.
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Indeed, and since I never saw the bill for this cake, I'm oblivious as to how much we did congratulate her in kind...
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Oh, my... this is amazing! Great work by the cake-maker... incredible detail on all of the body and control subtleties. And kudos to your good lady!

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Awesome! For a brief moment I thought I was looking at a K5 that went through a microwave (I'm positive someone on PF has microwaved a camera).

Also, happy birthday! Or happy belated birthday if this wasn't recent
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Oh, my... this is amazing! Great work by the cake-maker... incredible detail on all of the body and control subtleties. And kudos to your good lady!


I was quite intrigued at how much work was put into a work of art that was destined to be demolished, but the good lady pitched the job to the cake maker when I had the K-5 to make the cake as life like as possible. I did have trouble getting the power switch to work as expected, but I didn’t hold that against her!




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Pentax cakes are doomed !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
Awesome! For a brief moment I thought I was looking at a K5 that went through a microwave (I'm positive someone on PF has microwaved a camera).



Also, happy birthday! Or happy belated birthday if this wasn't recent


Haha! That would be an expert for some kooky “myth buster”-like scientists to try, but certainly not me.

That cake was a few years ago now but I came across the images recently and I thought to share them. Thanks!


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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
Awesome! For a brief moment I thought I was looking at a K5 that went through a microwave (I'm positive someone on PF has microwaved a camera).
With the amount of metal in a K-5, I would expect that to be an exciting adventure!!
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Here's the k5 microwave incident...it's not for the faint of heart Moving from K5 to KP after a microwave event :) - PentaxForums.com

Doesn't look anywhere near as delicious as the cake
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Here's the k5 microwave incident...it's not for the faint of heart Moving from K5 to KP after a microwave event :) - PentaxForums.com

Doesn't look anywhere near as delicious as the cake
Oooh. That's a sad sight.
Thankfully with this cake, I can safely say that no Pentax camera or lens was harmed in its production...
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but why the 18-55 and not a decent prime ?
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With the real K-5:

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K-5 cake

QuoteOriginally posted by newmikey Quote
but why the 18-55 and not a decent prime ?
Unfortunately the cake maker was given a stock image of the K-5, which obviously only had the kit lens attached.
If I knew about the cake beforehand, I might have asked for a K-5 with DA* 300 and battery grip. But then the cake would have needed a tripod to mount it on...

So I improved the look above ^^
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