Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-10-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Gorham, Maine USA
Posts: 6
Hello from Maine...

After extensive homework I recently purchased a new K-5 with the DA 18-55 WR kit lens. I am a lifelong Minolta and Sony user and had a sizable investment in flash (minolta proprietary mount!) and lenses. I worked for Konica/Minolta for over 20 years. Ultimately it was Sony's poor low light performance that made me leave the platform. I could have gone the Canon or Nikon route but in the end decided on the K5 (the original K5) based on the consistently high reviews, low light performance & IQ, weather sealing and fierce use loyalty! I lurked here for several months before making my purchase and this crowd sure loves it's Pentax cameras!

So far I am ecstatic about my purchase. The photos I am making are satisfying and their quality is super. I do have a slight concern about the kit lens and have posted an inquiry concerning that in the troubleshooting forum.

I am looking forward to many years of use with this camera.. My wife and I will take a photo-safari to the wilds of DownEast Maine soon and I can't wait to see the photos, video and timelapse images I bring home.

Best, Dave

10-10-2013, 05:39 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
TER-OR's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dundee, IL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,224
Welcome aboard! That K5 can do a lot. I have yet to try a timelapse myself, but think I'll give it a shot this autumn. For a technical shooter, I think Pentax really offers the best setup.
10-10-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
Senior Member
bluenose's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: S. Ontario
Posts: 227
Looking forward to your pictures of Maine. I have travelled through Maine quite often on my way to Nova Scotia. A very beautiful part of the U.S.

10-12-2013, 02:54 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Jean Poitiers's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,208
Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... enjoy your K-5 and please post us an image or two soon ... Salut, J

10-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 38,324
QuoteOriginally posted by daveyohill Quote
a photo-safari to the wilds of DownEast Maine
Welcome to the forum, what kind of "big game" will you capture there?

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k5, kit, lens, light, minolta, performance, photos, purchase
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Maine Nolanhall Welcomes and Introductions 6 05-14-2013 12:15 PM
Hello From Maine PJGPix Welcomes and Introductions 7 11-25-2011 08:27 PM
Hello from Maine Boydmaine Welcomes and Introductions 2 05-23-2011 04:58 PM
Hello from Maine shadowraven Welcomes and Introductions 5 12-19-2008 09:03 AM
Hello from Maine.... Suzu Welcomes and Introductions 11 12-01-2008 04:41 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:59 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]