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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-23-2013, 06:35 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Thanks for the suggestions. I returned the D600. I think I'll wait a bit and see what comes out of Photokina. Right now I am thinking 5D or D700. Obviously the D700 has an edge, but at twice the price on the used market... we'll see
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 07:23 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Views: 3,394
Clicker, just read your thread. I'm glad that the issue was eventually resolved :D I'm kinda losing hope (after what I read), but will give it one more try.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 07:11 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Not a big deal. Question is: if I get tired of QCing their units and want to break the loop with D600 (aka Dust600 :D), what are the options?
Other question: will they fix the issue (or have they, it seems not)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 07:08 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Thanks for suggestion.

True, for dust ok, I can live with it. But for oil spots from the (rumored) shutter mechanism spraying oil on a 2k camera, I have a problem.
Seems like entering a possibly endless loop, not really interested and hence looking for options.
For instance: why no such problems with D90 etc, but problems with D7000 and later?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 06:10 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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I was hoping that the issues are gone, however that might be too optimistic.
I got the camera from the german Amazon.
Trying one more seems to be an option...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 02:57 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Views: 3,394
Thanks, only trouble is where to find a good one with low shutter count in Europe.
Certainly a great option.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 02:56 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Maybe not, but I always wanted to eventually upgrade to FF for the depth of field control (portraits) and wide angle.
I have certainly considered a D7000, but they seem to also be prone to some oil/dust and reviews are not very consistent.
I might as well get a D90, hardly ever heard a bad thing about those. :) too many choices.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 02:52 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 31
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I thought so, but I am getting the feeling that the issue is so widespread that this could be a waste of time.
Considering that I like the D600 very much, maybe it's worth another try.
I am a bit nervous the issue might show up later though, after the no frills return policy is gone...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-19-2013, 01:07 AM  
If it's not D600, then what? A 6D? Or ...
Posted By eagle_fly
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Hi people,

I've had tough luck with the D600.
It is wonderful but got the dreaded oil spots after a week of mildly-intense shooting.
I can still return it, but then what?
I need an upgrade NOW (I have a one year old daughter) and have not upgraded since D40.

I have Nikon glass, however I might consider going Canon, I know the 6D seems to be a bit crippled in terms of features...
I don't feel like doing QC for Nikon (no time and not really sure one more try would change anything) and the oil issue seems very real and widespread (from personal experience and forum news).
And to me not acceptable on a 2000 USD camera.
D800 is too much in terms of price and MP.
So not much choice really. Or?

Cheers
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 12:51 PM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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Being smart means to know what to read and what is a waste of time.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 12:07 PM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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Every client is important for the smart companies.
If Pentax doesn't care, too bad for them :D
Enjoy your life, your analysis is too long to bother to read
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 12:05 PM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
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And who are you to judge me and tell me where to go?
The godfather of this forum?

I just warned the people who I wanted to warn!
The smart ones who can read between the lines will appreciate it!
The others will keep babbling.
I don't really care that much...
Cheers
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 11:54 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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For the last time I tell you.
The camera is new, produced in June 2012.
I checked a lot of the things you suggest.
I am not gonna be Quality Control for Pentax, thank you.
I just don't think this camera is worth it, after all. For me personally.
I'll wait for a better one.
In the mean time I'll keep shooting my Nikon.
Cheers
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 11:01 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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I have no purpose than to warn people to check their sensors when they get a new K5.
Cause everyone says "These issues are long gone."
Apparently not.
Why not change it?
First, I don't want to do quality control for pentax.
Second, I am disappointed.
Most iportantly, I have heard about stains appearing after some time (when heated etc).
Don't know if it's true, but it's too much for me.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 10:37 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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Hell yes, it is my right to change it (if I believe I don't get what I paid for. Apple consistently outperform, but when they do not people g away).
What I want to do is warn the others of this problem that have supposedly been long gone.
Sorry if I annoy you, but I speak the truth.
Although nobody needs/wants to hear the truth.
Sorry if I annoy you, that's not my goal!
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 10:29 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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Very simple.
First, by the serial number.
Second, there are programs that tell you when the camera is produced.
But I am sure you know all that. It's much easier to assume that I'm ignorant and don'y know what the heck I'm taking about :)
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 10:26 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
Views: 3,962
Thanks very much for your concern, I will tell you where the good is.
The good is that people know what the potential problems of a camera are and can check them when there still has the chance of no question return. Warned means armed.
Second, as in the concrete case, one knows how do sensor stains look like.
So when you see something strange, you can identify what it is.
Not dust spots and blah blah, but real stains.
I know they should not be appearing any more.
But they still do.
Excise me, but I do trust my own eyes and don't need anyone to reconfirm.
I have seen them.
Finally, this is a post to wan people that stains still appear.
So don't be surprised if you decide to go the K5 way.
Cheers
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 10:12 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
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Sure, if being a pentaxian means accepting suboptimal quality at a high price.
That I am not.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 10:07 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
Views: 3,962
Indeed Pentax, but not K5 specifically.
Do you think that a company that cannot solve a known problem for nearly two years can prosper in the long run?
How many people did have a bad experience and decided they had enough?
If I were one of the owners, I would be greatly concerned about where things are going...
;)
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 08:02 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
Views: 3,962
Maybe you're right!
I haven't given up on Pentax, but definitely on the K5.
I haven't heard about a camera with so many potential issues (FF, BF, low light focusing, stains when new, stains showing up later etc).
Though I'm sure it's great, if you get a good one.

Cheers
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 07:57 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
Views: 3,962
Yes, I am sure! I've seen enough of them on the forum to be able to recognize them!
I read they are rare as well, that's why I took the plunge.
And here they are.
It's disappointing, as also I thought they had dealt with this by now...
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-21-2012, 06:35 AM  
Pentaxian for one day
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 41
Views: 3,962
Hi guys,

I enjoy the forum very much and have learned quite a bit here.
I have a Nikon D40 and thought it's high time to upgrade.
After careful consideration and some time lurking on forums,
I ordered the K5. I shot it for 1 day and can frankly see what the fuss is about.
I guess you all know that.
Unfortunately, the sensor is stained at several places.
I was surprised, as the camera was made in June 2012.
Anyhow, she's all packed now and ready to go back to amazon (for a refund).
It was good while it lasted.

I think pentax may have lost one client here.
Don't really have the time to do their quality control.
It's sad 'cause I really wanted to be a pentaxian.
Maybe I will some day, but not today...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-16-2011, 09:50 AM  
Best Pentax body for manual focus lenses
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 13
Views: 3,447
Thanks for the suggestions.
Price is an issue and that's why I am staying away from the K5 (and K7).
I guess K20 is the best option.
How good is the metering?
I've read horrible things about the K10.

Cheers
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-16-2011, 08:53 AM  
Best Pentax body for manual focus lenses
Posted By eagle_fly
Replies: 13
Views: 3,447
Hi all,

I am considering getting a Pentax body especially for manual focus lenses.
My priorities are the following features:
bright viewfinder (I read about some hack using Canon eeS on this forum ),
relatively precise metering, good to excellent high iso performance.
I know that the K5 seems to be an obvious answer but at a price.
What about the older models: K20, K10, Kx, Kr?
Am I missing something?

Thanks and cheers
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