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09-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by AngryCorgi Quote
If you shoot in the rain (not submerged) and the camera gets wet and shorts-out internally, will Pentax replace it for free?
I tought you where getting a D7000... pre ordered and everything

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QuoteOriginally posted by leeak Quote
Where are all these naysayers coming from? How can one already judge AF performance, metering, IQ etc on just spec sheets alone? Sure the D7000 has features that K5 doesn't have but the K5 also has SR, 77 weather seals and probably other things that D7000 lacks.

As I am following this thread at work in my office, I can't help but wonder what do you all do for a living that makes you react this way and be so critical of things. Can we at least let the dust settles before making more claims?
I couldn't agree more. Be excited or complain, but be aware that we haven't yet seen this camera in action. We haven't yet viewed pictures or examined the new autofocus system or seen how it will work at the higher ISOs. Is the ISO going to be that much better than the K-7? Probably, but we don't really know that yet. Remember most of us thought the ISO on the K-7 was going to be significantly better than it was on the K-20. It wasn't. However, the autofocus was a very significant improvement.

I for one will be keeping up with what's going on but wait until the reviews start coming in at which point we'll all have a better idea of whether this camera represents a small upgrade, or a "O My Gosh" this is really nice move forward!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tringle WP Quote
At least I got the 'D' at the right end
Easy made-up tip:

"D" comes after "C" in the alphabet, so the D appears after the Canon numbers.

"D" comes before "N" in the alphabet, so the D appears before the Nikon numbers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AngryCorgi Quote
Simple question: Can the K-5/K-7 be functionally submerged in water?
No, weather resistant does not mean an underwater camera, only splash/rain proof. I've seen complaints here about a K20D got broken after after giving it a shower, at the 20'th time. Guess he/she did opened the tap too much that time. Or was it a K-7?

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QuoteOriginally posted by vespats Quote
The price point of the 18-135 is quite high, maybe it is just a really decent lens and they know it will sell

At least it is not the Tokina 16-135 rebranded, that would have been easier.
The Tokina for sure is not the greatest lens, but building a new one they probably improved.

The K-5 will be in my pocket latest end of november - we will see if it is attached to the 18-135 then. Cant wait to put my fingers on it, end of this week when I visit the Photokina
this combo is a winner for me too. the price is no different than a nikon 18-135 VR or a canon 18-135 IS...lens plus its weather sealed and has this new DC motor that is suppose to be incredibly fast.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AngryCorgi Quote
Simple question: Can the K-5/K-7 be functionally submerged in water?
Yes, of course!
It's a classic. The promoter is dunking the camera into a bucket of water. Seen with my own eyes.

But of course, this is not a realistic test.
Long term rain is more problematic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zemadmax Quote
The official K-5 page states the IsO is expandable upto ISO 12800 and certainly not ISO 51200. The normal iso range is 100-6400.

That certainly is not what was expected.

See: K-5 - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site
This is what it says:
ISO Sensitivity: Auto: ISO 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 80-51200, Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, auto ISO range selectable Manual: 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 80-51200, Bulb mode up to ISO 1600
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As weather-resistance is a huge feature of the K-series and the WR lenses, it seems a tad odd that their is no provision for replacement/repair of potentially-affected equipment at minimal/zero-cost to a photog. I know my D700 was weather-resistant, my old 1D2 was weather-resistant, and the 60D is claimed to be weather-resistant, so I'm confused when I read on here that the main advantage of the new K-5 compared to its competition is weather-resistance. I have a hard time including a feature that has not been comparatively evaluated or warrantied.

Is there an independent lab that has conducted WR tests to say whether camera "A" is better/worse than camera "B" in this regard??

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!tethering = not worth the price premium to update from the K20D for my needs...not sure I am willing to live w/o tethering in the "new" bodies anymore either. Even with the more costly glass the 7D (can be found new on sale for as low as $1100 these days) is looking better for my needs every day. Color me deflated because I enjoy the glass but not this glaring omission in the body.

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Why?

with FW v0.10?


QuoteOriginally posted by pghwarrior23 Quote
Still waiting to see some sample images. Isn't it standard practice to release some sample images from the camera when it is launched? I thought they did this before with the K-7. Definitely did it with the 645. Nikon did it with their launch last week. Where are the images???
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THIS IS THE OFFICIAL PENTAX RELEASE SPECS. Show me where it says 100-6400 iso in these specs.
K-5 - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site
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What dose Contrast Detection, Phase Difference mean?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
This is what it says:
ISO Sensitivity: Auto: ISO 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 80-51200, Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, auto ISO range selectable Manual: 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 80-51200, Bulb mode up to ISO 1600
So they've updated the site, good! And congrats to Adam for having the specs right from the outset.
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What dose Contrast Detection, Phase Difference mean?
phase detection is used by DSLRs - a more fast and accurate method that doesn't involve the main sensor.

Contrast detection is used by point and shot camera and by DSLRs when in Live View - it autofocuses the lens by analazing the contrast of the image (or area of the image) captured by the main sensor.
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