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01-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Pentax K-5 $265

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Pentax K-5 $265

Asking Price
265.00 USD

Item Location
Nebraska (United States)

Item Description
K-5 - The body is in great shape. A few light scratches on the screen that you can see when light shines (but doesn't effect viewing) on it. Has almost 25,000 shutter clicks. I bought open box/new from Amazon in May 2012. Comes with the box, charger, cords, camera, and battery. I pulled this listing earlier at $360 because I noticed a problem recently listed below.

The problem that I have had with is the K5 autofocus problem. It almost seems as though it lacks contrast when focusing from a long way away. It mis-focuses pretty bad when far away. When the subject in focus takes up a significant amount of the Field of View this problem does not happen. In otherwords - when you shoot wide it is extremely soft (it isn't shutter speed and it isn't aperture). I adjusted this through the DEBUG menu (through PKTether) and did a +120 on the FA*24 and it was really close to being correct. It isn't the lens, because I used that lens on my K30 and it was spot on. After I did the calibration and I compared shots from the K5 and K30 and they were very close.

All that to say I am asking $265 for it. That is inexpensive for a great camera that does the majority of the things I need it to do. If you are portraits or things like that with 55 and beyond this is an awesome deal. If you manually focus and have a magnifier this probably won't be a problem. If you are wideangle for landscape I wouldn't recommend this unless you know how to manipulate the DEBUG correctly.

$265 Paypal Shipped in the US. Internationals PM me.

The original link was - https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/81-expired-listings/246680-sale-withdrawn...k-5-360-a.html

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Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Fair

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Other (See Listing)

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Included

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USPS

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PayPal

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No Returns - As-is

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

01-02-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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Someone should buy this....

That's a great deal ! For wide angle landscape you don't need autofocus anyways... set to infinity, 7ft or whatever, F11, F16 - done. (as long as you know you lens).
 

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