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K-5 clearance at Adorama: $829
Posted By: Adam, 10-24-2012, 04:51 PM

Pentax K5 K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body, Black 14748

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10-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Nice! Loving the direction these prices are heading!!

Pentax is making me like a kid at Christmas this week!
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You can bundle it with other things too - like the WG-1 for $49!

Pentax Optio WG-1 14 Megapixel, Waterproof, Dust/Cold/Shock-Proof Digital Camera, Black
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So I broke down and finally ordered the K-5, a new Class 10 SD card (16GB), additional battery and Pentax extended warranty. Meyer @ Adorama was most helpful. I was closing the deal on phone when the power went out - thanks to Sandy. Just received confirmation of the order (they are running on generators), and it should be on a truck when possible. Evidently, they weathered the storm OK. He did not offer more details, but sounded relieved.

This is a huge upgrade, going from a *ist DS to a K-5. I plan to try the existing screen for MF, but any suggestions for a new focus screen for all my MF lenses will be welcomed.

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Go to Focusing Screen for a very nice screen selection.
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QuoteOriginally posted by subidoc Quote
So I broke down and finally ordered the K-5
Congrats!
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QuoteOriginally posted by subidoc Quote
(they are running on generators)
Which B&H gave to them, from what I hear

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Which B&H gave to them, from what I hear
Nice of them.

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I have the D800e and 645D to play this month as part of an in-depth review we're doing. I took a few shots to compare the D800e and the K-5, and while the D800e winds hands-down head-to-head, I found that when the Nikon doesn't have a stabilized lens and it's not that bright outside, the Pentax has an immense advantage. This K-5 is not to be underestimated, and at this price, I think it's a real steal. I keep on reminding myself that I paid $1749 for mine...

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UPS has it 3 miles away. They cannot release it to me because it is scheduled for delivery on Monday by end of day. Sigh...... The wait continues.... Thanks for the encouragement, Adam. If I am worried about anything, it is potential focus issues, particularly if I want to change the focus screen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rockmaster1964 Quote
Go to Focusing Screen for a very nice screen selection.
Thinking about that for my k-5 since I have a lot of manual k or m42 lens to play with. May I ask which focusing screen I should pick (out of the 17 products)?
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May I ask which focusing screen I should pick (out of the 17 products)?
I had a K3 (Nikon) style with the rule of thirds grid on a K-x (installed by the previous owner) and it is just lovely for focusing.

I have given that camera away now but when I decide to get a focusing screen for my K-5 this is the one I will get.

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I had the k3 screen before and it was very nice. Look at their example pictures to help you decide.
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