K-5, WOW

Stan Halpin stan at stans-photography.info
Wed Dec 28 22:15:57 EST 2011


Tim, I'll see if/when I get a K-5. I know I do not like the feel of my wife's K-X and I think that form factor is more like the K-5 than the K-20. I thought the Pentax 645 was a very user-friendly camera in size and shape and layout and the 654D would be my ideal if it were reachable financially. As the APS-C bodies get smaller and more compact, and the buttons and knobs and dials and the (larger and larger) displays get scrunched into a smaller space, awkwardness ensues. 
If you would like to send me a K-5 or two for 2-3 months so that I can more directly assess the feel and usability thereof, I would be glad to report my observations back to the list.

stan

On Dec 26, 2011, at 11:11 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

> Wow, that’s surprising, I love the K-5 with a nifty little prime lens
> on it, makes my hands happy.  And I have big fat fingers too -T
> 
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Stan Halpin
> <stan at stans-photography.info> wrote:
>> Congratulations Robert! Enjoy it!
>> 
>> People keep telling me to get a grip, but I don't have a spare for the K-5.
>> Seriously though, I find the K-20 marginal to use for any length of time without the grip, and for me I expect the K-5 would be pretty much unusable without the grip. I hope Pentax gets over their mania for miniaturization soon and returns to suitable designs.
>> 
>> stan
>> 
>> On Dec 26, 2011, at 10:02 PM, knarftheriault at gmail.com wrote:
>> 
>>> K5 wow? More like "your wife, wow!"
>>> 
>>> That's a pretty decent Christmas present!
>>> 
>>> Nice to hear from you Robert. Trust all's well and that you are having a wonderful holiday season.
>>> 
>>> As I don't have a K5, I have no grip for same, for sale or otherwise.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> frank
>>> 
>>> --- Original Message ---
>>> 
>>> From: Robert and Leigh Woerner <woerner1 at bellsouth.net>
>>> Sent: December 26, 2011 12/26/11
>>> To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
>>> Subject: K-5, WOW
>>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> My wife got me a K-5 for Christmas and all I can say is, WOW.  What a great
>>> camera.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Seems like I remember a used battery grip advertised on the list for $125.
>>> Anybody have one they want to sell?
>>> 
>>> Warmest regards,
>>> 
>>> Robert
>>> 
>> 
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