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02-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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I'm not angry, I'm from Philadelphia

I saw that on a shirt at the soft pretzel shop the other day. I just joined the forum after lurking for a few months. I bought a k-5, 21mm, and 35mm al, a few weeks ago and am switching over from Nikon (which I have shot for 20 years.) It could be a mistake- I don't know- but so far I'm really pleased with the equipment. Being able to shoot with the 21mm at iso 1600 at 1/8 second and getting really nice contrast and sharpness has been a joy. Seems like a good crowd here... should be fun.

02-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #2

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Welcome to PF. The K-5 is an excellent camera.

What was it that made you switch brands? Were you dissatisfied with Nikon, or were you drawn in by a specific Pentax feature?
02-20-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks. Not particularly dissatisfied, no. I was really impressed by the 50-135 option.... basically to Pentax' commitment to crop-sensor lens development generally, including the smaller DA primes. And the in-body stabilization is a benefit. I need to get a backup body, and have decided to build out a Pentax system, most likely with a k-01 for backup and video, instead of doubling down on Nikon. It's probably not a very important decision, really. And yes the K-5 is great so far.
02-23-2012, 06:43 AM   #4
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Lol@the shirt, we'll need a photo and welcome. You find Pentax lenses render really nice images.


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