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01-04-2017, 10:24 AM   #1
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Hey all - I finally decided to post. I have lurked here with one account or another for about 6 years since I bought my first Pentax.

I picked up a k100d in 2009 with the kit 18-55 lens. I went to grab a Sigma 70-300 and a manual Pentax 50/1.7 within a few months and put about 19,000 frames through it. The camera sat on the shelf for a while, was held hostage by my ex-wife for a while, and then finally returned to me. With a new-found desire to learn the science behind photography, I set out and quickly realized that there were a few features that I was missing in the k100d. I grabbed a K-x, which although of similar vintage to the k100d, had a couple of advancements that I recognized and appreciated. Now with photography burning a hole in my soul, I found a great deal on a K-5 with only 8,000 clicks for $255 on eBay. I had to have it and I feel like I'm at a nice plateau with my camera and my skills now. I think I have enough camera to last me a long time, and I sold the older bodies to make up the money for the K-5 so it's a wash!

Anyway - Thanks for lots of information over the years. I have read and utilized many lens reviews before making purchases and I really appreciate the place!


01-04-2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I had two K-5's. It is a great quality camera, and though the newer aps-c flagship models are advanced in comparison, the once flagship K-5 is definitely capable of excellent images, has a nice control/menu setup, and has a sturdy construction. Happy shooting!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ArtyBoyV Quote
Hi from Australia ArtyBoyV. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Glad to hear that the resources on the forums have come in handy.
Good to have you aboard.

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Thanks everyone!
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Welcome to the forum, a good Pentax history development going on there.
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Hello and welcome aboard - good to have you with us (at last!)

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