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12-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wingincamera Quote
I wrote above that I had purchased the DA 18-135mm and DA 55-300mm to go with the K5 II. Well, I guess having owned a Canon 5D with "L" lenses sort of spoiled me. I returned the 55-300mm lens to B&H, will keep the 18-135 for it's range and being weather proof. Since I shoot mainly landscape, I took advantage of these sales going on and purchased the SMC-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro. I am extremely pleased with the results from this lens, plus it does a little macro. From the "for sale" board I have purchased the SMC-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro. From the reviews this should be just as good. Next I will be saving my allowance for either the SMC-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited or the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and eventually one of the 70-200's F2.8 lens.
That's my plan, unless it changes......
I am sure, if I like the ergonomics, etc ..., that I will be getting some of the better lenses. The 15 is top of my list, and the 70 2.4.

12-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #32
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First impressions of the K7 are very good. Received it yesterday and was not able to open it until I got home from work. Focuses fine in a dark room with the 18-55 kit lens, which surprised me after what I have read.

Feels really good in the hand and the ergonomics are, as I expected from reading and reviews, very, very good. Intuitive and easy to use menu and button layout and quality construction.

The camera itself is missing the eyecup and the bottom rubber seal which covers the battery grip contacts (Eyecup is easy to find, but anybody know where to get the battery contact cover? I can't find it by itself on ebay, BH, Adorama or Amazon, but did email Pentax USA customer support hoping to find it there.)
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The biggest difference in my mind is battery power. You will be fumbling with batteries much more frequently with the K30. Especially if the K5 has the optional grip.
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The biggest difference in my mind is battery power. You will be fumbling with batteries much more frequently with the K30. Especially if the K5 has the optional grip.
Once I got used to my K-30 and knew what buttons did what and when, I could keep the rear LCD off during shooting and then battery life is not too bad at all. The Li-ion battery is rather easy to change though, 5 seconds max. AAs would be a bit of a fiddle unless multiple pre-loaded adapters were available, then it would be as easy as changing the Li-ion. I have yet to try mine on AAs but freshly charged ones evidently last about 700 shots.


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Since the K7 I ended up with is essentially identical ergonomically to the K5, I thought I'd throw in a quick review. I am extremely impressed with the button layout and ease of use. For me, operating the camera is intuitive and the button's are easily found with my eye up to the viewfinder. As much as I loved my OM-D, button placement was never as intuitive as I'm finding the K7's buttons. The only weakness I've seen with the camera thus far is high ISO, which I knew going in. I can't wait to get my hands on a K5 or K5II to solve that issue ...

I am very impressed with the build quality and usability of the camera ...
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