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01-21-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Pentax K5 on PopPhoto

PopPhoto took the K5 out for a test drive... Some pretty decent pics!

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01-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Some great action shots. Seems the WB was a tad off, but then I'm looking at these on my non calibrated work monitor. I look forward to seeing what they say in the full review. Thanks for posting!
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going to shoot NCAA basketball game next week, I will be shooting with my K-5 and FA 31mm limited to accompany with my D3s on the long ends.

I'll remember to post some pictures...

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Did anyone else catch the irony of the Georgetown HOYAS being one of the teams?
I mean what other camera could you use?

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I'm resurrecting this thread since I just happened across PopPhoto's "Lab Test" of the K5. I found it interesting to compare their rating of the K5 vs. the D7000 and 60D.
According to PopPhoto, the 60D has less noise at high ISOs than either the K5 or D7000. They rate ISO 3200 abysmally low on the K5 (where lower #s are better, noise @ISO3200 for 60D=2.4, D7000=3.6, K5=15.3).

Not only do these findings vastly contradict those posted on DxOMark but they don't reflect my own experience evaluating these cameras. Which begs the question - how does PopPhoto evaluate their gear and how credible are they? IMHO their reviews look weak and overly subjective.
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You may want to have a look here:

I don't know how to make the following URL display correctly. SEARCH on 133845 (Pentax K5 on PopPhoto)

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03-11-2011, 02:55 PM   #7
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OK - I see this has been fully covered. Thanks
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I'm a Popular Photography subscriber. I rarely write to a company about their reviews, but I sent Pop Photo an e-mail after their horrible review of the K-7. While the K-7 certainly has its' weak points, they had a number of facts wrong and in the opinion areas of the review, I thought they were extremely negative. I found their review of the K-5 much more in line with other reviews. This one seems much more balanced to me. They said some negative things, which is legitimate, but they found many more positive points.

On whole, while I enjoy the magazine, I don't think their reviews are the best ones out there. However, on the flip side, they always give inforamation that isn't easily found in some other reviews.


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