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
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    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
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    Found this on flickr for you

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

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    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 S.C. Charter Member

    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

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

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    No poaching Don...oh wait, Armando lives here and over there, too.:wink:
     
  8. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

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    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 Moderator

    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 S.C. Charter Member

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    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
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    Just think of all the money you've saved by buying at a great price.
     
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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    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
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    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
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    The GAS is spreading ...

     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    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
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    Nice choice of lens. How did you make your lens decision?
     
  17. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    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
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    These are stunning Christilou, I especially like the first two.
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    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 S.C. Charter Member

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