K5 - User Reviews?
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15-06-11, 10:35 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South East England
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Yes, as Pentax users we are always seeing fairly derisory reviews of Pentax kit.....
...They do, however, suggest that the K5 overexposes occasionally (easily fixed by keeping EV compensation at plus 0.3)....
...So, this time next year, I think - but I might have to think again if Pentax brings out a full-frame camera in that time.
Yes, there's been a lot of Pentax-bashing in the past but cameras like the K5 and Kr hold their own with the best. In fact, the K5 betters the equivalent Nikon and Canon offerings in most respects. It is the lens range that Pentax needs to catch up on.
I have not found any consistent overexposure issues with the K5. In fact, compared with the K10 and K20 which did tend to underexpose I think the K5 gets it about right. Like all matrix metering systems it can sometimes be confused by dark landscapes with a bright sky, depending on how the shot is framed, but that's really just a matter of getting used to the camera and choosing the appropriate metering method.
Full frame, aaaah if only. But would the images be that much better for double the K5 cost?
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