Pentax K5

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    I just love this little camera, so much tech and amazing image quality in such a small package.

    Its sitting there with an 85mm f2, a wonderful old lens that isnt much larger than most 50mm primes :D.

    This was shot using a gf1 with pentax auto 110 50mm 2.8 lens :).

    Tomasz_M, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Vlad120 45 months ago | reply

      I really like this, and I really like Pentax, though I feel like a little more light to the bottom right corner of the K5 would have made for some better separation. Great shot though, and awesome touch with the water!

    2. usuqa 45 months ago | reply


      Yer I think yor right vlad, the strap seemed to nick alot of the lighting to that part.. I should have bounced some in there :)

      As for the water, my k5 was getting a little dusty.. it helps with the cleaning as well as emphasising one of the key features of the camera :D

    3. davey01 45 months ago | reply

      Haha! Photographic porn! But I'd never cheat on my Canon 500D....unless it was a 5Dmk2

    4. usuqa 45 months ago | reply


      I tried a 5d mk1 before and hated it, Its probibly due to the canon layout more than anything as Im used to nikon/pentax (very similar).
      Also the build quality felt very... cheep but the image quality from its 12mp FF sensor was very nice :).

      I down/side graded my d3 to the k5, I miss the shallower DoF that the FF sensor gave me and nikons awesome AF but I couldn't be happier with the k5 :). Similar build quality and feel to the d3 and in some case's better image quality (lower iso, better dynamic range) and high iso is almost as good too :).

      Was just nice to get back to pentax I guess (my first dslr).

    5. hcarvalhoalves 45 months ago | reply

      Nooooo... that lens is not WR! Or is it? ;)

      Nice shot!

    6. usuqa 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all the nice comments :)

      no :), I do have some WR lens but It was just a quick misting from a spray that I normaly use on my parrot :).

      The lens got wiped down after (its an old M lens.. no electronics)

    7. brecklundin [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      hey nice fun shot!! I bet Yoshi is jealous someone else got misted from her spayer!! :)

    8. usuqa 45 months ago | reply


      Ohh she doesn't know and i dont plan to tell her lol

    9. LEXPIX_ 43 months ago | reply

      Nicely done.

    10. pretty in pixels 39 months ago | reply

      this is such a lovely picture, you've really caught the prettyness of the camera- in fact it's this image that always makes me want another pentax

      I used to shoot pentax film, then pentax digital, then bought a canon 1d to go pro with- but now looking for a more portable camera to take about as I never went pro (but still might), thought about a k7 but high iso was useless, k5 came out and really wanted one but never pulled the trigger. Thought about a 5d2 but still too big and sucky af, thought about a 550d but too darn ugly, thought about a 60d but somehow didn't want it, set my heart on a leica but the minimum focus distance is too long and no macro (nothing to do with not being able to afford one, honest...) fuji x100- no interchangeable lens so no deal
      thought about shooting film, was about to buy a pentax mx when I came full circle back to the k5 and I think this time I may actually get one- my only concern is that my canon system will get shelved!

      I shoot mostly with flash, a 20mm lens and a 50 on full frame. So the k5 with the 15ltd and 31ltd would be my perfect 2 lens kit, add in the 100mm macro and an off camera flash and i'm set- i'm genuinely concerned that it would cause me to abandon my canon full frame kit entirely...
      i'm also interested in the nex 7, but there's just something ugly about it

      edit: not to mention the SR system for stabilised primes, (I really like shooting wide angle with 1/20 shutter to get motion blur), weather sealing, that 50-135 f2.8 and fantastic limited primes
      wish canon would have some aps-c specific tiny prime lenses, the voigtlander 40mm f2 and 20mm f3.5 are about all you can get in native canon mount

    11. usuqa 39 months ago | reply

      The k5 is a pretty impressive camera.. build quality and image quality are all top notch, Id even say the k5 has better image performance than a FF nikon (although you don't get the DoF control).

      High iso is similar to the d3/d700, sharpness is better and the shadow detail it retains is out of this word.. especially at iso 80.

      I don't have any of the ltd lens, but id love too.. although the da* 50-135 f2.8 is a pretty impressive lens and even with the slow AF of that lens I was still able to shoot at the local skate park (first time doing action really) with decent results :).

      Also you can use p-ttl flash off camera using the inbuilt flash (similar to what the 7d does).. Id rather use some radio triggers and manual flash's myself but its very handy at times :)

    12. digital<>analog 37 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, kind light setup details and great comments.

    13. Carlitos59 26 months ago | reply

      k5 II is very good ... with old lens as well ... i like ...

    14. ferencgazda 24 months ago | reply

      Creative photo!
      :) I love Pentax

    15. Wanderlinse 6 months ago | reply

      But the lens is not water resistant, isn't it?

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