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01-03-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Hello Pentaxians

Ive just joined the world of Pentax after purchasing The K5 + Tamron17-50 F2.8 + grip + Metz 5o
Mixed First impressions indeed !

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Welcome! How mixed? Hope it's not because of the camera and the grip, because both of those are great

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Welcome! How mixed? Hope it's not because of the camera and the grip, because both of those are great
Hello Adam,
Well I seem to have had a few problems I had never had before. The first was its inability to focus the tamron acurately.
I fixed this eventualy with the fine adjustment in camera. Took it out yesterday for some real world shooting.
YUP ! Outstanding ! easily the best and sharpest pics Ive ever seen from an APSC camera.
As if that wasnt enough.... Fantastic to work with in CS4 or Capture NX
However... i did have two other misshaps...
First one was being unable to switch to RAW files from jpg ! It simply wouldnt give me the option.
That could have been normal as such though, as I had accidently knocked on one of the jpg functions. Still weird, that Raw wouldnt overide it ?
Far far worse though....... Last night while producing test shots and downloading to my laptop..... The camera veiwer stopped working ?
I did it a few times. I noticed switching the camera on and off bought it back to life. BUT ! While it was down I couldnt see in camera pics, Info, or
even the menu. it was simply dead until I turned the camera off and back on.
This was enough, for me to decide to keep hold of my nikon gear for a while longer.
I cant say as I have much intrest in the video or all the other silly gizmo stuff. I just want great pics ( Which it now does with aplomb )
I fork out big money for dependability though. So unless, or until I found out why my screen decided not to work, then its unreliable
even as a new camera ! And thats inexcusable for a top end camera.
I love the K5 genraly though, so I just hope I can find what went wrong.
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