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09-10-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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K-7 seemed nice, but K-5 nicer

I originally wanted a K-7, but there was something inside me told me to hold on. That instinct is what I listend to.
As I had said before, my first DSLR was a Pentax, the Pentax istDL which I sold it to my Brother, now dying to have another. And with the New Flashes coming out in 2011. Pentax might just start getting bigger and better, and maybe a whole bunch of attention from Lens makers
Is there such a thing as Pentax 18-135mm Lens? is it new? or old? hasn't been released yet? or what?
K-5 Body
16-50mm lens or the above 18-135
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Battery grip
maybe a couple of primes: 50mm, 85mm what evers good for Portraits, cause that's usaually what i'm doing most of the time other than motor sports (car racing and motocross and stuff like that):ugh:

09-10-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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No such lens- sorry! There was an 18-250mm (DA Tamron rebadge, discontinued) and a 28-135mm (full-frame A lens)

Check the https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/

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If the K5 is as good as the rumored spec said it to be, it would be one very appealing dslr in direct competition with the 60d and the new nikon d90 replacement.

the weather seal of the k7 + an expanded ISO + 8 fps looks like a dream come true.
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Don't forget the improved AF .

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I thought the K5 was placed against the Canon 7D and nikon D300s?
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It would easily challenge the 7D or D300s or D400 (coming)
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not to sound cynical, but should it be of any suprise the k5 is better then the k7. You have to jump into the market at some point, and those who have k7's will be chiming in 1.5 years how they were glad they held off on the k5 and got the k3 or whatever they decide to call it.
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Well looking at pictures between k-7 and the new k-5 coming, i see several differences.
Have a look:
Speculated Photo and Specs Leaked of the Pentax K-5 | Helablog

1. The Grip on K-5 is not as round, and may be a little thicker then k-7
2. Mode Dial is Different and taller on k-5
3 dial on grip of k-5 looks different then k-7
and so on


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Wow, I'm always amazed at how many people chase the "newest" thing to come out. Faster better, etc. It's funny how many reviews I've read on the K-7, that actually placed it equal to to the 7d. I own a 7d, and a K-7. The K-7 is a damm nice camera, it can hold hold it's own with the best of them. Maybe, we should be more concerned with "developing" our own photographic skill and ability? I'm no expert, and I know I can still learn a lot.

Buying a new Body won't make me better. But camera makers want you to think it will. It makes you wonder how people ever managed in the days of manual focus?

Personally I'd rather have Pentax put the R&D money into better and better lens. Instead, they introduce new bodies to replace highly respected bodies that are only a little over a year old. How about a decent "full frame" sensor camera, at a reasonable price.

I'd like to see a high quality 18-135mm zoom. The 17-70mm f/4 could be improved with better optics. But instead they spent "R&D" funds on two new bodies.

Oh well, that's probably why the legendary Pentax name lags behind in sales. That and too many "gimmick" ideas like "Leggo Cameras".
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QuoteOriginally posted by tcboxer Quote
Wow, I'm always amazed at how many people chase the "newest" thing to come out. Faster better, etc.
As amazing as it is, its become a part of life: vehicles, computers, pleasure craft etc.

Having said that, I think the discrepancy in all of that ends-up being where existing product owners(owners) inevitably feel pressured toward upgrading or facing obsoletion as a result.

At least that's how I see it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kricha6431 Quote
Is there such a thing as Pentax 18-135mm Lens? is it new? or old? hasn't been released yet? or what?
As far as I remember, there is Sigma 18-125 for K-mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tcboxer Quote
Wow, I'm always amazed at how many people chase the "newest" thing to come out. Faster better, etc. It's funny how many reviews I've read on the K-7, that actually placed it equal to to the 7d. I own a 7d, and a K-7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tcboxer Quote
Wow, I'm always amazed at how many people chase the "newest" thing to come out. Faster better, etc. It's funny how many reviews I've read on the K-7, that actually placed it equal to to the 7d. I own a 7d, and a K-7. The K-7 is a damm nice camera, it can hold hold it's own with the best of them. Maybe, we should be more concerned with "developing" our own photographic skill and ability? I'm no expert, and I know I can still learn a lot.

Buying a new Body won't make me better. But camera makers want you to think it will. It makes you wonder how people ever managed in the days of manual focus?

Personally I'd rather have Pentax put the R&D money into better and better lens. Instead, they introduce new bodies to replace highly respected bodies that are only a little over a year old. How about a decent "full frame" sensor camera, at a reasonable price.

I'd like to see a high quality 18-135mm zoom. The 17-70mm f/4 could be improved with better optics. But instead they spent "R&D" funds on two new bodies.

Oh well, that's probably why the legendary Pentax name lags behind in sales. That and too many "gimmick" ideas like "Leggo Cameras".
Couldnt agree more (though it seems you did jump on the latest and greatest bandwagon recently)...I was always taught to not replace until I outgrew (size, skill, etc) what I have now. Why not spend the money on lenses and become better are taking photos then hoping the higher fps, better AF system, etc will make you a better photographer???
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I love Pentax as much as the next guy around here, but K7 is just not comparable to a Canon 7D. If the specs for the K5 are true, then it has a shot at direct competition against the 7D.

As for now, I still think the K5 will mostly match up against the Canon 60D and the Nikon D7000/D90 replacement.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tcboxer Quote
Wow, I'm always amazed at how many people chase the "newest" thing to come out. Faster better, etc. It's funny how many reviews I've read on the K-7, that actually placed it equal to to the 7d. I own a 7d, and a K-7
Thats good to know. I am still planning on buying a K7, no way I am buying a camera when its released. I am sure this is till a big upgrade from my Nikon D40 features and Noise wise, I agree its not the camera that makes you better, but a nice one can sure help.
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