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01-30-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Hi everybody!

I my name is Murat, just bought my K-5 2 weeks back..
before this I was using Nikon... I had a long journey with my D40 and then for one week D7000 now I am with K-5...

Hope I did a good choice.. : (it was not a brilliant start with sensor stains and i am going to change it with new copy but I am happy to see Pentax made a statement which I appreciated)

Hope share and exchange information.

cheers!

01-30-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I hope your exchange takes care of the issue. Wh did you choose the Pentax over the Nikon? Just curious.
01-30-2011, 03:45 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums. I hope your exchange takes care of the issue. Wh did you choose the Pentax over the Nikon? Just curious.
sure, let me tell you...

first of all i am adventurous

for me real Nikon and Canon are all about full frame and full frame lenses... others are just similar quality... quite expensive...

I wanted to try something else without big investments for DX format...
I check the internet and Pentax K-5 had below advantages:

- good iso performance (similar to D7000 but better color retention for me since I tried both)
- better button placement and menus (but D700 was more ergonomy in terms of holding the camera)
- better low light AF (responses faster but unfortuntely I had front focus problem with K-5 (
- accurate exposure
- exposure level and histogram during live view
- better auto white balance
- exciting limited lens collection
- real whether seal
- some nice effects in menu, especially HDR shooting

let me see , i will give my decision after a longer term usage...
for now, i was a bit strange to me move from Nikon and for now K-5 is nicely working... but lens is not widely available here..
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Good list of upgrades over the D7000. I'd add that the ISO button is in a bad location on the Nikons.

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Good list of upgrades over the D7000. I'd add that the ISO button is in a bad location on the Nikons.
yes i totally agree... such a important button...
also i found iso priority shooting mode quite useful...
and some other modes which are not available with nikons...

one more thing,
d7000 has no dead pixel mapping... which sis also important by considering this happens time to time.... it saves you to go service...

today i gave my sensor stain K-5 for service checking, they said first they want to diognise the problem, which is obvious, and they informed me they are able to clean these K-5 sensor stains... service guy told me about some special sort of openning the camera accessing the sensor other than 'sensor clean up'
it made me curious if this would damage the weather sealing...?? (

let's see their reply, they promised to give feedback within today...
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Welcome Murat, and good for you on settling with the K-5.
It will no doubt impress you for years to come.
I'm not sure the sensor 'stains' are going to be a simple job, but any repairs should not affect weather sealing - hope it works out well for you.
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Welcome Murat, and good for you on settling with the K-5.
It will no doubt impress you for years to come.
I'm not sure the sensor 'stains' are going to be a simple job, but any repairs should not affect weather sealing - hope it works out well for you.
Thanks Ash!!
I am new Pentaxian anymore... ))) and i am happy with my decision.

they just told me service couldn't remove these stains, and they will give me a brand new copy from upcoming new import shipment, i will be away from my K-5 for a time... like 1 week to 10 days, but i am okay... i still have my D40... my miracle creater little bug )
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