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09-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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Hi there! I too have a K5 that I'm waiting to get back from being repaired...
Oh what happened?

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Oh what happened?
All of a sudden shutter didn't work. Luckily I was finishing up the shoot. Sent it to Pentax's repair place in Arizona 6 weeks ago and it's still waiting on a part. It's getting frustrating. grrr!!!!
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I plan to buy K5, please tell me is it good choice for some one who is not to advanced in photography but is willing to learn a lot? Mayby it is safer to choose cheaper K200/K20?
I would take the K5 over the K20. The K5 has a much better sensor. The body of the K20 is slightly larger, and the controls are very good. I would think that the K5 is good for folks learning.

The K200 was the last of the CCD sensors. A wonderful camera that folks still swear by today. It lacks the two control wheels (it only has a single wheel in the back) that the K5 and K20 has, but its the same type of sensor Pentax uses in the 645D.

Personally, I would go with the K5 especially since it is being heavily discounted since it has been discontinued and can still be had for new. You can also get the 2 year extended Pentax warranty for $20 (for a total of 3 years, which is a real deal).

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I plan to buy K5, please tell me is it good choice for some one who is not to advanced in photography but is willing to learn a lot? Mayby it is safer to choose cheaper K200/K20?
If you are willing to learn then definitely go for the K5.

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The K5 is a very good camera, and certainly will give you plenty of room to grow in your photography. They are very reasonably priced now. In particular the low light ability - up to ISO6500 is good on the K5
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I would take the K5 over the K20. The K5 has a much better sensor. The body of the K20 is slightly larger, and the controls are very good. I would think that the K5 is good for folks learning.

The K200 was the last of the CCD sensors. A wonderful camera that folks still swear by today. It lacks the two control wheels (it only has a single wheel in the back) that the K5 and K20 has, but its the same type of sensor Pentax uses in the 645D.

Personally, I would go with the K5 especially since it is being heavily discounted since it has been discontinued and can still be had for new. You can also get the 2 year extended Pentax warranty for $20 (for a total of 3 years, which is a real deal).

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If you are willing to learn then definitely go for the K5.
Thank you for answers. I see that K5 would be choice for a longer time. Only thing is to find right offer for me. For sure I can't afford new one.
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alright...had to compromise...picked up a tamron 28-80 BUUUUUT I also ordered a DA16-45. The DA15 will have to wait.
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alright...had to compromise...picked up a tamron 28-80 BUUUUUT I also ordered a DA16-45. The DA15 will have to wait.
Great! Slow down don't rush into the lens buying too quickly
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Great! Slow down don't rush into the lens buying too quickly
next will be a macro

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for anyone interested in the Sony line up...here's a shot from my A57 w/Sony 11-18mm today:

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Welcome, enjoy her (K5) now you've got her.
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