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  1. LaurenOE
    Also, if you haven't seen my photos - go look at ForbinVisual or search for my videos on YouTube under "LaurenOE".

    My Search for Permanence - Part 1 - YouTube Part 1
    My Search for Permanence - Part 2 - YouTube Part 2
    My Search for Permanence - Part 3 - YouTube Part 3
    My Search for Permanence - Part 4 - YouTube Part 4
  2. LaurenOE
    No Problem. When it comes to the reports of the K5 autofocus, I've never worried about it. Basically the two types of autofocus (PD and CD) work fine in most cases with the K5. I'm never in a situation where I tax the K5 auto focus system. If I am, I usually have an off camera or on camera flash that has a SB (Spot Beam) function, and I go from there. The reports of bad AF performance on the K5 are highly overblown. If the pixel peepers say the K30 is better, so be it.
  3. LaurenOE
    Since Photokina is coming up in a few and we are about to get the K3 with 24mp and improvements over the K5 and K30, I might wait a little longer. When all is done, I am a Pentaxian and will probably own ALL of them, so I'm not much help.
  4. LaurenOE
    LOL. I'm not the Lauren of WFTV - I wish eh? Your question is a good one. I LOVE shooting on two K5s as they are identical and I got one in trade for a Nikon D7000. I will always have two bodies from now on! Now, on to the K30. If the K30 had a grip or Mic port option, it would be a tough choice as the technical improvements in the video over the K5 are pretty sweet. The k30 can be had for around $750 so that is an amazing deal for a camera like the K30. The K30 is NOT a plasticky feeling camera, and feels great! Personally I like the K5 with a grip better, but it's a tough choice. So, bottom line? A K5 with a grip works better all around especially since I do video with an external mic and HDMI out on an external monitor. The K30 however, is so *close* that if my K5s were to go away tomorrow, I would replace them with K30s instead of K5s.

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  • About Biro
    United States
    Pentax Cameras
    K-3, K-5 IIs, K-5, Q, Ricoh GR
    Photographic Equipment
    DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4.0 Limited
    DA* 16-50mm f/2.8
    DA* 50-135mm f/2.8
    DA 12-24mm f/4
    DA 16-45mm f/4
    DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8
    DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
    DA 15mm f/4 Limited
    DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited
    DA 35mm f/2.4
    DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
    D FA 100mm macro f/2.8 WR
    AF-540 flash


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