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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Pentax K-5 Info?


Over the years, I have had probably 30-40 different DSLR bodies from the big 2 and even a couple of Sonys.

While I still hold my old D700 near and dear, I just recently picked up a Pentax K-5 with the Pentax 17-70 that continues to amaze me. It's a great, well-built little body with a ton of amazing features...I can't say enough about it. As a matter of fact my D300s is gathering some dust on the shelf!

Here's my problem...I can't find any aftermarket books that cover the K-5 like one can find for other bodies. Does anybody know of a source for books on that body? Any help appreciated.



Jan 30, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pentax K-5 Info?


I'm not sure but have you checked pentaxforums? Great folks over there.

Oh, and get the FA31 and DA15...



Jan 30, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pentax K-5 Info?


I don't think you really need a book, the user interface is probably the simplest among all the DSLRs, I used to shoot Pentax strictly until a few years ago because they just don't have super tele for my line of work... Those Pentax DSLR bodies are really really weather sealed, I shot the K-7 or K-5 (could not recall) in the heavy rain without any rain covers for 3-4 hours straight... no problem what so ever...

Enjoy.




Jan 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pentax K-5 Info?


I have checked the pentaxforums with little success. I could download an ebook for about 15 bucks, but would like something more

Thanks for the replies.





Jan 30, 2013 at 01:04 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Pentax K-5 Info?


Those manuals are generally a Canon/Nikon thing only (some Sony's get them, nobody else really does). As a practical matter the Pentax manual is pretty good, try the PDML for any serious questions (WAY better than PentaxForums).


Jan 30, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pentax K-5 Info?


This guy writes good emanuals:

http://pentaxdslrs.blogspot.com/



Jan 30, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Pentax K-5 Info?


I believe that fro 95% of it a K7 book would work. They are very similar in controls and usage.

Green button and manual mode, what else do you need to know?

I miss my pentaxes. I went with a D300 a couple of years ago. I love the lens selection and AF but I miss the pentax primes and the feel of it.



Jan 31, 2013 at 12:38 PM





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