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01-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Another K5 purchase in the UK

Hello everyone. I ordered a new Pentax K5 yesterday evening and it should be with me within the next few days. For some months I'd be planning on buying into the Nikon system, but since the Thailand floods, supplies have been low and prices far too high. Pentax on the other hand currently appears to represent great value for money in the UK and virtually everything I've read about the K5 has been positive.

I took early retirement from work in 2009 and photography has been my main hobby since then. I have been using micro four thirds equipment, but it has its limitations, particularly with dynamic range in landscapes and noise beyond low ISO settings. Pentax ought to solve these problems and having a new camera will give my photography a new lease of life.

It will make a nice change to be part of a photography forum that largely excludes Canon and Nikon devotees and appears to include genuine enthusiasts. I hope to learn a great deal from you all and expect to participate when I feel I can make a useful contribution.

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Welcome aboard! As far as enthusiasts go, I've recently opened a new site, camera-enthusiast.com! While this site is much bigger and it's probably going to stay that way for a while, the new site will be focused more on general photography and technique.

Congrats on the purchase- the K-5 won't let you down!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Shea Quote
Hello everyone. I ordered a new Pentax K5 yesterday evening and it should be with me within the next few days. For some months I'd be planning on buying into the Nikon system, but since the Thailand floods, supplies have been low and prices far too high. Pentax on the other hand currently appears to represent great value for money in the UK and virtually everything I've read about the K5 has been positive.

I took early retirement from work in 2009 and photography has been my main hobby since then. I have been using micro four thirds equipment, but it has its limitations, particularly with dynamic range in landscapes and noise beyond low ISO settings. Pentax ought to solve these problems and having a new camera will give my photography a new lease of life.

It will make a nice change to be part of a photography forum that largely excludes Canon and Nikon devotees and appears to include genuine enthusiasts. I hope to learn a great deal from you all and expect to participate when I feel I can make a useful contribution.
Welcome to the site!
I can testify to the K-5's value as a versatile and reliable camera. Which is incidental the best camera I've ever owned btw.

Looking forward to seeing you around the forums.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Shea Quote
Pentax on the other hand currently appears to represent great value for money in the UK and virtually everything I've read about the K5 has been positive.
Welcome Michael.

I too also bought into Pentax because it seemed like the best value going around (back when the K10D was a big noise). You should love the K5. Almost everything about it just feels right and if you add some good glass you might just shoot some images that have you addicted to it.

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Welcome, I also am a newish K5 user!
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Welcome to the forum. I think you'll love the versatility of your K-5; I know I do!
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