Congrats to all K5 owners!
I'm interested to find out how the AF compares to K7? In K7, it tends to make a series of small focus adjustments before finally achieving AF lock. This tends to make the overall focusing slower and prevents the shutter from firing before AF lock is confirmed. Does K5 do this as well? And if it does, is it any faster (for AF-S)?
thanks for the explanation guys
now here are some golden questions:
(1) how does it fare in the "amount of detail" department, especially when compared to k20d?
(2) naturally we would not expect pentax to self-cannibalise its own offerings, but knowing how value-friendly they are.... is the IQ on k-r on par with k-5?
(3) even if the answer to (2) is "yes", weather sealing, the added bells and whistles on the k-5 like the pentaprism versus pentamirror, 100% vf coverage, etc... still make the k-5 a strong offering. (ok this isn't really a question)
K-5 seems like it has a LOT of DR. The RAW files are a joy to process.
Jpeg direct from RAW via LR3.2 (iso 100 f/8.0 1/160s)
Processed Jpeg (some recovery, fill light and blacks)
Some comments by GordonBGood
"For the technical analysis, I found that this ISO 80 image is even better than the ISO 80 that I got from a beta K-5 in that this one shows a full about 14 stops of Dynamic Range according to the DxOMark standard (standard deviation of noise level at absolute black as compared to full scale output) and this follows the usual fairly linear trend right up to ISO sensitivity range so that ISO 800 still has a DR of 11.5 stops. This is over1.5 stops better than even the K-x/K-r right across the ISO sensitivity range on an individual photosite basis in spite of having about 35% more photosites."
Last edited by pentaxme; 20th October 2010 at 12:57 AM.
this thread really poisonous
really can't stop myself to pre-order, after hangon for few days
pre-order my K5 this morning 3am