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Is the Pentax K-5 small enough to be a "Small DSLR Forum" camera?

Discussion in 'Pentax DSLR Forum' started by Armanius, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Just wondering ... It's not too much bigger than the GH2. But a whole lot heftier.
     
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  2. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Found this on flickr for you

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokumitu/5375684897/" title="PENTAX K-5 by tokumitu, on Flickr"> 5375684897_b0805c858f. "500" height="375" alt="PENTAX K-5" /></a>
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Yes, to me it is, go ahead !
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I do hereby grant you Pentax K-5 absolution - please do share your thoughts and photos from it. It's serious and it is more compact than all many other cameras.:thumbup:
     
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I always liked Pentax. They are a real camera company.
    I used to carry an H1a as a backup for longer lenses.
    It was sooo much smaller & lighter than my Nikon's.

    If they don't let you on over here, I'll make a spot for you across the street...
    Don
     
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  6. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    652
    Sep 26, 2010
    Hey, if I can have a medium format "small" camera, your Pentax is small enough. :)
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    No poaching Don...oh wait, Armando lives here and over there, too.:wink:
     
  8. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    316
    Sep 14, 2010
    yay :biggrin: I've been trying to control myself from posting my k5 images here for quite a while, its great to hear its been 'green-lit'. Hope to post some more k5 photos soon (just did)
     
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    K-5 want has overcome me. I was holding out fine but came across a price too good to refuse :rolleyes:.
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Drum roll for succumbing to GAS with the "a price too good to refuse" reason!:dance3:

    Perhaps this is really more of a syndrome than a disease? I'd say this iteration is called GAS: The Godfather Syndrome - AKA "a price that was too good to refuse" syndrome.:tongue:

    Looking forward to a big bump in Pentax K-5 photos down the line!
     
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  11. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Just think of all the money you've saved by buying at a great price.
     
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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I use that one all the time for lots of things!:thiagree::biggrin:
     
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  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Welcome to the K-5 club! Maybe I won't return the K-5 then. I keep thinking it's too big for me.
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    The GAS is spreading ...

     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    The way I see it, for this price I can give it a good tryout over a significant period of time and still sell it without much loss :wink:.

    I'm sure that it will be too big/heavy to be my primary camera, but as a second camera to keep things "fresh", it has a lot of appeal. Should be here tomorrow, along with a DA 70/2.4 :smile:.
     
  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice choice of lens. How did you make your lens decision?
     
  17. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    K5 - 35mm 2.8 macro Limited

    Having had this camera for the last couple of weeks I've finally taken some pictures I'm really quite happy with:rolleyes: The camera is a solid fellow and I find it's fairly comfortable in my hands. The first lens I ordered, the 40mm Limited pancake, was faulty and I returned it for the above 35mm macro as I thought I'd get more use out of the macro feature. I've spent the last week trying to calibrate this lens without going through all the chart/tripod/measuring palaver and I think I finally have it to where I'm reasonably happy at +2 in the adjustment menu. Only time will tell as I'm a terrible pixel peeper. I spent today just taking random stuff and trying to get a feel for the camera and lens together and here are a few I've processed the way I like them. Not all are razor sharp but they have a feel that I like in a photo and I use the Ricoh and pp in a similar way so they are essentially "me" so to speak:)

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  18. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    These are stunning Christilou, I especially like the first two.
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Well, what a difference time makes, eh, Christina?! These look really great to me. So the Pentax K-5 is a keeper after all?
     
  20. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Yes, BB! I'm beginning to see that it has possibilities for me :wink:
     
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