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02-11-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. Just bought a K5, my first Pentax since the early1970's when I had a Spotmatic. I got tempted away from the brand when I started my career in the AV industry when only Nikon were producing the pin registered cameras needed for slide animation. Anyway I'm back and waiting for the weather to improve a bit here on the south coast of England to really explore the camera.

Strangely enough I bought my K5 almost by accident last week - I'd recently bought an Olympus E-P3 mirrorless as a walk round but within a week the mode dial fell off, took it back & exchanged it for another which proved to have the same problem. Lost faith in Olympus & spotted a K5 in the store, noticed it wasn't that much larger than the E-P3 & seemed bulletproof so I gave up on Olympus and got the K5 with 18-55 kit. Had it about a week now - what an amazing bit of kit! I'm going out in the next few days to look at an extra lens or two. Cheers Chris

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Hi Chris.

Welcome to the forum, the K-5 is a great camera and I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Where on the South coast are you? ... I am just outside Christchurch/Bournemouth

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Hi Mike. I'm just outside Portsmouth. Any suggestions as to which local retailer has a good range of Pentax kit. Jessops dont seem very well stocked at the moment.

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Used to live in Portsmouth as a kid. (Seems like such a long time ago now)

I have one local retailer but generally use SRSmicrosystems. They are Pentax pro dealers so you get a 2 year warranty and if you join the other (UK) Pentax forum you get free postage as well.

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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll love the K-5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrisat31 Quote
Hello everyone. Just bought a K5, my first Pentax since the early1970's when I had a Spotmatic. I got tempted away from the brand when I started my career in the AV industry when only Nikon were producing the pin registered cameras needed for slide animation. Anyway I'm back and waiting for the weather to improve a bit here on the south coast of England to really explore the camera.
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to Pentax! You'll really enjoy the K-5 -- would get one immediately if I could, myself. About the weather, well unless it's like really horrible the K-5's got enough shell on it to withstand that. happy shooting!
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