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02-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #16
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There was also K-5 misfocus in tungsten light, the lens change button that fell off and the uncontrollable shutter firing. The K-5 was easily the most problematic Pentax digital body, ever. I also had to return several lenses for AF issues. I attribute all this to Hoya trying to ring profits out of Pentax. I would not buy another K-5 for any amount of money, and I would not advise anyone else to buy one. I am absolutely thrilled that Ricoh bought the Pentax brand.
And yet the only problem I've ever had with my K-5 is that it froze once and I had to take the battery out to reset it. It can't be just because it is a late production unit, the vast majority of K-5 owners have never had any of those problems...

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As somebody who now uses Pentax because I grew up on Ricoh SLRs I too was very happy when Ricoh bought the ailing Pentax. I hope they get some shelf visibility in the few remaining camera shops in the UK and improve awareness of the brand.
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I would not buy another K-5 for any amount of money, and I would not advise anyone else to buy one
oops to late - I have three K5s (and still madly in love with them)

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