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02-22-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Canon to Pentax. k-5 ii

Hello everyone

I'm an amateur photographer in San Francisco and I have recently purchased (still waiting for) my first Pentax, the k-5 ii. I'm a little nervous but this product stood out to me above all else. As long as this goes well, a new a77 may be joining the family as a backup camera. I hope to get to know more of you guys and learn a bunch. here are some pics so you can learn about me.. :











thanks for looking. the camera comes in tomorrow.

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Welcome aboard and nice images ... let us know what you think about the K-5 ii ... J
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Welcome aboard and nice images ... let us know what you think about the K-5 ii ... J
Thank you!

Well its in and I can say that so far, I'm impressed. It's going to take a little bit of effort getting used to it but i definitely love it. I have to say that my favorite part of it is the internal SR. i can confidently shoot at half of a second hand held. The only thing that im not so in love with is the white balance and coloration that the camera chooses sometimes. Iv'e been playing with the settings a lot to bring the quality around to the same level as my canon. I'm sure it should be fine. Other than that I have some old Recoh lenses that my dad is letting me use:

35mm 2.8
50mm 2.8
135mm 2.8

all are buttery smooth and gorgeous glass.



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In case that you do not know, be careful using your Ricoh lenses, because there is a "pin" which may jam the lens to the Pentax body ... there are several threads about it on PF. Salut, J
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That's awesome stuff you got there sir! welcome to the forums (:
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Thank you!
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With Pentax ... for best results, shoot RAW (or RAW+) ... always !
As with the settings, you just need to get used to it and think Pentax not Canon .

Good luck and hope you enjoy your camera for years to come!

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QuoteOriginally posted by cvbikeguy Quote
I have to say that my favorite part of it is the internal SR.
that's an underhyped but amazingly useful feature of Pentax.

QuoteOriginally posted by cvbikeguy Quote
The only thing that im not so in love with is the white balance and coloration that the camera chooses sometimes. Iv'e been playing with the settings a lot to bring the quality around to the same level as my canon.
It could be that the Pentax os not "worse", just "different". Pentax cameras often output a result that is nearer what film did. Canon results are very "digital". It's not better or worse, but it IS different. You might learn to love it.
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lol so although the camera definitely has its perks. its not quite sitting well with me. im shooting everyday to try and grow accustomed to it but im still not sure...

i may be looking for a buyer soon.
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Welcome to the forum, you may just have to run multiple systems, a fact that's not that uncommon amongst photographers.

That way you get the best out of each, works out more expensive mind.
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i agree. Im glad i experienced this camera though. it was definitely an expensive detour but I'm glad I know whats out there tho. I definitely see cameras as tools. Gotta see which one fits you for the job.

look for my ad in the FS section
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What do you mean by not sitting well (:?
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I dont know how to explain it well. Its a great camera for sure but every tool fits a purpose. For the way I shoot, I didnt need something better, just different.

This morning i picked up a d600 with a 24-84, 35, and 85
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QuoteOriginally posted by cvbikeguy Quote
I dont know how to explain it well. Its a great camera for sure but every tool fits a purpose. For the way I shoot, I didnt need something better, just different.

This morning i picked up a d600 with a 24-84, 35, and 85
Ohh nice! trying all the systems, hope you get the tool that fits you (:

and mann! I wish i saw your sale thread that was a great deal!
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