Folks who buy a Pentax at the end of the cameras cycle get a good deal.
Better than some brands die die control price till EOL of product.
Feels better to buy a 2yr old DSLR at close to what it was when it was launched? (not for me)
Well a friend of mine did, and thought the reason why the price never dropped was because the camera was damn good
So want to lessen the impact of price drop for Pentax camera bodies?
Must tahan and buy near the end of the products lifecycle, lor..
Pentaxian for Life
K3 Silver LE/K5IIs/MZ-S/K30, DA*16-50, Sigma 70-200, FA43 & FA77 Limited, FA*85
hi still able to get the K5 at S12XX?
both out of stock for now checked eariler today wanted to get! sigh next week OP might have!
Anycase the nice gentleman there told me why don't wait for the new model then decide whether to get the K5... else later new model come out with out of the world specs.... heart and wallet very pain....
frankly, i can understand why mass market consumers will buy the X10 and V1. i just can't see myself doing it...
haaa no lar Bro, I am not one that wait.... if I need, I will buy..... just that I just sold my Canon system, was thinking of going for small system setup.... for simple daily casual anyhow shoot (most of the time), PNS okie.... but for more serious shooting, being trying out a few m43, Nikon v1 system and all that..... the feel just not there..... hate the weight of DSLR but it gets the job done...... But I felt that eventually will go back to DSLR system.....
..... and K5 come along with good price and all that.... so was thinking of maybe trying out Pentax..... with the poisonous injection every time I read..... ... without any system commitment now, easier or maybe tougher to make a choice...... :roll eyes:...... just need time to read and learn more lar..... about Pentax system..... my usage range is are 17 to 80mm (for general use) and a short prime of 30/35mm for taking Potrait of my boy...... just not sure what Pentax can offer (which is in the value for $$$ range)..... unlike Nikon 17-55mm which is good but way out of budget and my usage does not justify it)
Few questions to ask though.....
1. how effective is the SR on K5... getting old and hand not stable..... even with 17-50mm or 35mm.... feel that my hand is shaking too much to get sharp pics.... :roll eyes:
2. how often you guys uses flash??? Now with K5, D7000 and 7D all having good ISO performance, do you still require flash?? Not talking about dark places.... but rather indoor shots?? That is another concern as I am not sure about Pentax/Metz flash lights?
2. depends what u want to achieve. the effect with flash and without flash is very different. there are some shots where it is better to bump up ISO (say, up to 3200?) and these newer models can certainly deliver relatively clean shots at that ISO. there are also some shots that can benefit from using a flash (i.e. u want to step down for more DOF).
there had always been complaints that pentax's p-ttl is not very accurate. i actually find it ok... sure, may get some misses when i bounce but i hasn't failed me catastrophically so far... i'm using an old metz 48. the newer model (metz 50) have better build quality (metal foot) and is worth a look. i find metz to be better value for money than the first party models. but some prefer first party cos controls are more straightforward. switches vs LCD screen.
K-3 Black, Sigma 70 F2.8, Tamron 90 f2.8, Silver DA 40 f2.8
i often have to use ISO3200, F 2-3.5, 1/50 and below at 50mm. i seldom shoot wide open at F1.4 or F2.8.
That's good to hear bro..... I usually take my boy in indoor setting.... most of the time "forced" to use flash as dont want to up ISO due to noise.... but flash sometime can give that "unnatural" look..... of course my skill or lack of it play a part too lar...
Btw, lets say I am looking at paring 2 lenses (max 3 lenses), which will be the most "value for $$$" setup for you guys..... need 1 prime at 30/35mm, one 17-50mmf2.8 range.... and throw in a metz flash.... what's the damage (to the heart and wallet)...
Last edited by N-user; 8th January 2012 at 02:05 PM.