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11-24-2013, 11:06 PM - 1 Like   #1
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First Pentax in many years

Just bought a Pentax K-5 after many years away from the brand.
Started with Pentax in early '80s. Drifted to Canon, Nikon and back to Canon by necessity as technologies evolved. Finally back with Pentax after watching and waiting for the brand to develop its DSLR line to the point I was comfortable using it for work and play.
Love the availability of inexpensive manual primes. Those - plus a bunch of cheap zooms for quick dirty work - and the amazing features of this camera really get you re-engaged with your photography. So happy to be back to Pentax ergonomics. Never got comfortable with the other brands and was forever fumbling with the buttons and menus. You can run a Pentax like the old mechanical film cams when you want to, just like back in the days when you had a shutter speed dial, aperture ring and shutter release and everything else was handled between your ears and not through the programming in the camera.
And the colour! My God, the colour and control over the colour reproduction exposure on this camera is amazing!
I love this camera. Sure hope it doesn't break any time soon and Pentax or Ricoh or whatever name it's going by these days keeps cranking out new units.

11-25-2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and more importantly, Welcome back to the Pentax Family!
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Welcome Chris. I reckon Pentax/Ricoh should use your wording in their advertising!

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Welcome aboard! I like the color rendering on neutral settings as well - I think the other brands over-saturate by default.
Shoot in RAW and watch what you can pull out of an image.

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Welcome from Iowa! You nailed all the selling points!! Even my old K100d will amaze! So I can imagine what a K-5 can do! So dive in and have fun!
P.S. sounds like you got some experience, and that's always appreciated here.
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Welcome to the forum and it's good to have you back in "the body o' the Kirk."

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