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07-21-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Hey guys~ I just joined the forum because I'm thinking about getting a K-5.
I currently have a Sony a900 and a Fuji S3pro. Previously I've owned a D700 and a D300.

I have never used a pentax camera before and I like trying out new stuff so I'm seriously considering getting a K-5 and a nice prime lens to test it out.
Let me know if there is anything that I should know about.

I've read about the staining issue? what is that all about?

Thanks guys.


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07-21-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, for more information on the K-5 go to the Pentax K-5 forum.
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Some cameras from the first batch of K-5s had a "string of pearls"-style stain on their sensors. Pentax repaired them for free and (apparently) subsequently fixed the issue at the source.
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