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09-10-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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Pentax K-5 I want it

the difference , i wanted to know is whether 7FPS or 8FPS is right?

Regardless, I originally said I wanted Pentax K-7, but there was something in me told me to hold off, and i sure glad I did.

What would be a good Zoom lens besides the 16-50? and is there such a thing as Pentax 18-135mm lens?

Does anybody know the real specs, I have found 2 different ones, here they are:

Brief info about K-5 and K-R

PENTAX K-5:
- 16 million pixels (SONY new sensor)
- ISO 25600
- 7 frames per sec as noted here
- 139,000 (too high price - $1625 , but it could be $1400 at US market))
- announcement on September 20
- Released in mid-October


But this next one seems more Legit.

K-5 details:
• $1699 US Body Only
• $1999 AU Body Only
• Magnesium body with plastic and rubber exterior, 80 weather seals.
• Tempered glass top and rear LCD
• 16.2mp Sony EXEMOR Sensor • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
• Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73mm
• Weight 770g
Focusing
• Complete new AF system superior algorithms.
• 18-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX IX+)
• AF-Single
• AF-Continuous
• 4 Custom AF-C modes, auto, action, portrait, night
• Manual focus
Sensitivity
• ISO standard : 200-12800
• Expanded ISO : 50 – 25,600
Movie mode
• AVi (Motion JPEG)
• 1920 x 1080 25p, 30p
• 1280720 25p, 30p
• 640 x 480, 25p, 30p
• Av, Sv, Tv and M modes for video.
• External stereo mic jack.
• Movie processing including Custom Image, Cross Process and selected Digital Filters
Viewfinder
• penta-prism
• Hybrid VF utilizing translucent LCD to display focus points and framing grid.
Flash
• Angle of view coverage: 28mm wide-angle (35mm equivalent)
• Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 EV – +1EV (1/2EV steps)
• P-TTL (Is same P-ttl as in 645D)
• Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec. (will have 1/250 available with new flashes to be released First half 2011)
• Wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash and IrSimple.
Continuous shooting • Hi speed: 8fps and here
Connectivity • USB/Video
• USB 2.0
• HDMI
Storage
• Dual SD or SDHC card


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09-10-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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These are the most probable K-5 specs: Pentax K 5 Specifications Official - Pentax News - PentaxForums.com

We already have a K-5 specification discussion thread. Please post further questions there. Moved to Pentax rumors.

It seems now that the K-5 will actually have 8 FPS, since the K-r has 6.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kricha6431 Quote
What would be a good Zoom lens besides the 16-50? and is there such a thing as Pentax 18-135mm lens?
If you're interested in a camera like the K-5, you might want to consider the compromises inherent in a lens like that.....
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I have had every top-end Pentax DSLR since the *istD, I had one D for the longest time (carried a film as 2nd body/back-up), than got a second one used and never went back to only 1 DSLR, Since than I have had 2 K10's (thought it was worth the 2 investment because of how much better it was than the D (though still used the D for low-light at the K10 only did crappy 1600) than had A K20 and now a K7 (got the K7 overnighted about 2-days after it hit the market) I did "rent" another K7 for a few weeks to see if it was worth the 2nd body (over just carrying the K20) and decided though nice, I could not justify the price, Now the K5 I will probably overnight one ASAP as I want both some real improvments in AF speed and FPS and My K7 is taking a beeting, With almost 80K on it and enough dings, scraches and paint-rubbing off as it has I fear that it will die if continued use at the current abuse rate.
The K5 if its specs are true:
6-8fps is fine with me as long as they have a new AF
AF must be faster in all light, and esp in AF-C mode, Currently even the K7 in AF-C mode only will do about 2-3fps under fast action, now true I over come this by MF some times and I know when to start firing, but sometimes when it is thinking I end up missing the shot if in AF-C and even manually focusing I must run with an Appiture around F5.6 to keep DOF wide enough for my eye/hand to match up to the action etc.
Overall though I will get the K5 for the main reason that I need to give my K7 a bit of a break. It has been in the shop 2 times already and only want it there another 1 time max before retiring it to the bookshelf and really I would just like to keep it running in deff. like even my *ist-D's are (I do a decent amount of Remote-camera work with my older DSLR's now)

If you are justifying purchase because of price/use I understand (if you only use it say on the weekends) For me its a job and money-making tool, and partially still just fun to get a new camera every X# of years. The K5 pre-production/rumor specs are good and even if they turn out to be just marginally better than the K7, If you dont have a K7 I would recommend it so far sight unseen, Most DSLR's these days for the average consumer I think I could say the same, exceptions come in if you specialize in a area that demands a lot from a camera like low-light indoor sports or high-end model/mag adds, but in general it should be good. Pentax aint rocket scientests but they do know how to make a darn good proverbial combustion engine.


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09-13-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrendanPK Quote
I have had every top-end Pentax DSLR since the *istD, I had one D for the longest time (carried a film as 2nd body/back-up), than got a second one used and never went back to only 1 DSLR, Since than I have had 2 K10's (thought it was worth the 2 investment because of how much better it was than the D (though still used the D for low-light at the K10 only did crappy 1600) than had A K20 and now a K7 (got the K7 overnighted about 2-days after it hit the market) I did "rent" another K7 for a few weeks to see if it was worth the 2nd body (over just carrying the K20) and decided though nice, I could not justify the price, Now the K5 I will probably overnight one ASAP as I want both some real improvments in AF speed and FPS and My K7 is taking a beeting, With almost 80K on it and enough dings, scraches and paint-rubbing off as it has I fear that it will die if continued use at the current abuse rate.
The K5 if its specs are true:
6-8fps is fine with me as long as they have a new AF
AF must be faster in all light, and esp in AF-C mode, Currently even the K7 in AF-C mode only will do about 2-3fps under fast action, now true I over come this by MF some times and I know when to start firing, but sometimes when it is thinking I end up missing the shot if in AF-C and even manually focusing I must run with an Appiture around F5.6 to keep DOF wide enough for my eye/hand to match up to the action etc.
Overall though I will get the K5 for the main reason that I need to give my K7 a bit of a break. It has been in the shop 2 times already and only want it there another 1 time max before retiring it to the bookshelf and really I would just like to keep it running in deff. like even my *ist-D's are (I do a decent amount of Remote-camera work with my older DSLR's now)

If you are justifying purchase because of price/use I understand (if you only use it say on the weekends) For me its a job and money-making tool, and partially still just fun to get a new camera every X# of years. The K5 pre-production/rumor specs are good and even if they turn out to be just marginally better than the K7, If you dont have a K7 I would recommend it so far sight unseen, Most DSLR's these days for the average consumer I think I could say the same, exceptions come in if you specialize in a area that demands a lot from a camera like low-light indoor sports or high-end model/mag adds, but in general it should be good. Pentax aint rocket scientests but they do know how to make a darn good proverbial combustion engine.
thanks for the info
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QuoteOriginally posted by music_lover Quote
thanks for the info
No problem, Its really a decision more on the wallet it sounds for you than overall Quality/function. The K10D is VERY capable in the right hands, but if you find yourself outgrowing its capabilities (very possible) And have the $$ go for the K5, or even better pick up a used K7 for uber cheep after the K5 comes out
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QuoteOriginally posted by music_lover Quote
and is there such a thing as Pentax 18-135mm lens?
Superzooms supersuck. Slow and blurry at the long end, fish-eyed at the short end, and with heavy chromatic aberration at both ends...
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
Superzooms supersuck. Slow and blurry at the long end, fish-eyed at the short end, and with heavy chromatic aberration at both ends...
See Photozone test for Nikon iteration of a 18-135.

This is not yet superzoom realm, and you can get quite decent performer, sure you can't expect the same performance as a 2.8 pro zoom, but it can be a very good all around lens, especially it it's suported in Lightroom or DXO.

Sure don't expect a prime lens performance, but different lens, different job.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
These are the most probable K-5 specs: Pentax K 5 Specifications Official - Pentax News - PentaxForums.com

We already have a K-5 specification discussion thread. Please post further questions there. Moved to Pentax rumors.

It seems now that the K-5 will actually have 8 FPS, since the K-r has 6.

Sorry Adam, but K5 will be "only" 7fps (wich is already a big performance for K20D users like me! )
K5: 7fps
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Sorry Adam, but K5 will be "only" 7fps (wich is already a big performance for K20D users like me! )
K5: 7fps
Doesn't the site state that official data were not found with concluded spec's as assumed basic data...
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I want it too, and I'll take it for $1299.

That is what I consider a fair price based on the specs of the Nikon D7000, which will sell for retail of $1199.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Tbear Quote
That is what I consider a fair price based on the specs of the Nikon D7000, which will sell for retail of $1199.


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I'd agree with you there, although I'll probably be stupid and buy it for $1,400 or whatever they release it at since I need it for a wedding in October.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
I'd agree with you there, although I'll probably be stupid and buy it for $1,400 or whatever they release it at since I need it for a wedding in October.
d7000 won't be out till october, so hope the wedding is later in the month, and good luck to you if you can get it before then.
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Superzooms supersuck. Slow and blurry at the long end, fish-eyed at the short end, and with heavy chromatic aberration at both ends...
Not always, my wife's DA 18-250 is a pretty good lens, no serious signs of your concerns, even lot better than my FA 35-80. So naturally I expect 18-135 will be better than 18-250.
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Superzooms supersuck. Slow and blurry at the long end, fish-eyed at the short end, and with heavy chromatic aberration at both ends...
You obviously have had experience with a bad copy. My Tamron 18-250 is a gem. Not the fastest in the world, but in 95% of my normal shooting situations, it gets the job done quite nicely when I dont or cant take a lens bag around with me.

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