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WANTED: K5 printed manual

Posted 16/11/2014 - 13:42 Link
Hi everyone,
this request may be a bit odd, but would anyone be willing to give up their Pentax K5 manual? Let me explain.
I've recently watched some workshops with Joe Buissink, and I have to confess: I, too, am guilty of not knowing my camera well enough. I have not read the manual from A to Z. I just learned on the go, thinking that what I've learned is enough. But there may be more functions, little tricks and tips that would prove to be useful. The thing is, I purchased my K5 from a company which existed in Slovakia, but their origin was French - so they shipped the camera with a French manual. Not very helpful. I also downloaded the Slovak version, and the English one, too, but they only exist in my PC. Since I stare at the computer screen all day at work, the last thing I want to do is to stare at it more, reading a manual. It would be nice to have that little physical book on my bedside table, and flip through the pages whenever I want, without having to sit at the computer.
So if anyone feels like they don't need their K5 manual, would you be kind enough to ship it to me to Slovakia? Shipping paid by me, of course, and if you want to put a price on the manual, maybe we can work something out, too.
Posted 16/11/2014 - 13:47 Link
Why dont you just print the digital version you have on your computer?
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Posted 16/11/2014 - 14:11 Link
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Posted 16/11/2014 - 15:17 Link
Thanks for your replies, guys.
If I don't find anyone who doesn't need their manual, I might do that. But I first wanted to ask here and avoid having to print a PDF file with almost 400 pages.
K-5, K-x, DA* 50-135, DA 70 Ltd, FA50 f1.4, A50 f1.7, Tamron 17-50 & 90 f2.8 Di macro, Sigma 17-50 f2.8 & 10-20, Metz 58 & 48 AF-1
Posted 16/11/2014 - 16:02 Link
K5, DAL18-55,SMC 50mm f2,DA 55-300, SCM F 35-70 and all the help I can get.
Posted 16/11/2014 - 16:18 Link

It actually says £11.99
... and £12.50 Royal Mail International Tracked on top of that, which is £24.49. Ummm... no, thanks, was hoping for a bit less. Like, I'm looking for someone for whom the manual is really redundant and is willing to exchange it for a pint's worth, and send it via Royal Mail International Standard, which costs like 5 quid.
Edited by Slovak: 16/11/2014 - 16:21
Posted 16/11/2014 - 18:31 Link
Try the link below. Not sure whether they post international but they are wire bound A4 manuals and I can recommend them, bought one for my K3, and one for the other half's K50 also another for a Canon I have. Quick delivery as well. Usually very helpful so a quick e-mail through their eBay page should bring a rapid reply

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Posted 17/11/2014 - 12:11 Link
Thanks for the link, Martin. At the moment, they don't list Slovakia as one of their shipping destinations, but I'll ask them and maybe they would add my country on their list.
Still, the original manual (at least the French one I have) is more compact - it's not A4 format, in fact I think it's smaller than A5 - very handy, very compact and easy to carry around, and that's also a reason why I don't want to print the manual that I have in my PC. So, if you're reading this and you're, for example, a wedding photographer with 2 or 3 K5 bodies, and you don't need 3 pcs of the same manual, please PM me before I order this thing on ebay.
K-5, K-x, DA* 50-135, DA 70 Ltd, FA50 f1.4, A50 f1.7, Tamron 17-50 & 90 f2.8 Di macro, Sigma 17-50 f2.8 & 10-20, Metz 58 & 48 AF-1
Posted 17/11/2014 - 13:03 Link
The K-3 manual is so small it is almost unreadable...!
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