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03-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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New user - any good tutorials?

Hi gang - Just ordered my almost new K-5 today from Ebay - got one with less than 200 shots with the 18-55 WR and 50-200 WR as well as an older 50mm A Prime lens for $1100 (1k after a $100 paypal coupon). So happy! I was debating the Canon 60D and the Nikon D7000 - a former ZX-5n owner - I kept coming back to Pentax. The 60D was about the same price, but the Nikon was a good 20% more - and even if the cameras all were the same price, the K-5 just seemed to be as good and more often BETTER than both of those models in a lot of categories. I especially liked the ruggedness of the body and it's size - not in your face like so many other DSLRs but still with tons of amazing features. So I made my choice and can't wait for it to arrive.

One question I do have is that the other brands, no doubt due to their popularity, have many books written about how to get used to them - how to learn them in plain newbie language. It seems the K-5 does not have any. I did find an ebook available though. Do you all have any recommendations?

Thanks - and I'm thrilled at being a new member of this community!


04-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome Bill, good to have you on board. From your camera history I don't think you will need much instruction for using the K5 just explore all the options it really isn't that complicated a camera.

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