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Posted by
Spike (not Bristol, United Kingdom) on 30 July 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual.

Thanks for stopping to take a look.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

how did I missed the k-5? how is working with it? I fancy this model for some time now, but have to start saving up again again after buying the sigma 105.
pic: nice selected and soft focus ;)

7 Aug 2011 9:33am

@daniela scharnowski: The K-5 is very nice; probably not so different from your K-x in many ways, but quite a bit to me after the G1. I've been looking for a camera to complement what I already have; would have preferred one I could use my old OM lenses with, but the options either didn't appeal to me or were silly expensive. Pentax seems to have kept a similar philosophy to old Olympus (small, light, well-engineered), so with one thing and another, here we are. The really cool thing is the performance in tricky light - it really does well with detail in shadows, to the extent you can underexpose by several stops and still recover a perfectly good image from the raw file. Anyway, I'm happy, and the K-5 and G1 do actually complement each other nicely (at least for what I do).

A lens is always a worthwhile investment, probably more so than upgrading a body. Perhaps you should plan to wait for the K-6 to appear, then grab one of the secondhand K-5's that will suddenly flood the market! ;-)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

For I think I´ll stay with Pentax - let´s see what Ricoh will do with it ^^- it indeed is the best to gather some good lenses rather than the next body. I mean - seriously - Im happy with the k-x and I use it now for nearly 1 1/2 year and haven´t even tried all the features it has. I still haven´t really figured out yet the catch-in-focus thingy as well as all of the playful in-camera-processings - I´m just happy I can work with the old taks on this that painless and that it´s a reliable companion. What I always forget to try is the multi-exposure thing.
And I told myself, only when I know every inch of my cam I am allowed to upgrade ;)

12 Aug 2011 8:48am