What's your favourite Pentax DSLR?


nipper

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 15:47
Only had 2 k5 and kr , actually use the kr more think i like the weight and size ,feel and simpleness better the k5 feels heavier and to be honest got things on it i will never use , such has the top lcd i never look at it for some reason k30 looks very interesting agree with John kr a cracking little camera
Last Edited by nipper on 05/06/2012 - 15:48

Smeggypants

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 15:57
wvbarnes wrote:
I'm just back from Greece with my new K5 that replaced my KR. The K5 is quite superb and vastly more usable. It is heavier than the KR but barely any difference size wise in your hand.

The autofocus, metering and quietness along with the brilliant TAV mode and its tweaks are superb. Very usable up t 3200 ISO.

As with all cameras it'll be down to me to take better photos!

I think it's very useable up to 32000


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[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

gartmore

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 16:56
Impressive low noise levels indeed, is the second one a self portrait?

Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

dcweather

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 18:57
K-m, K-x , K-r, small increments of change for me but each one slightly better for my mainly wildlife photography. I will inevitably get the K-30 or K-5 in the next year but I might have stuck with the K-r if it wasn't for the clearly superior bird shots I have seen with the K-5. (Or maybe it was just the lens .... )

timd

Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 11:42
I would love to say K5, but having had 2 and sent them back, I am having a hard time convincing my Canikon friends that the K5 is so good... The short time I had them I was blown away (except for the manufacturing faults..)

My K200D is wonderful except for its low light performance.. and now for the fact that my wife has taken ownership of it.

(sorry, feeling a bit depressed that I do not have a camera at the moment - very difficult breathing; find myself close to tears much of the time!)

beakynet

Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 12:16
davidstorm wrote:
Just a bit of fun on a wet Jubilee Weekend when most of us probably won't be taking many photos due to the rain.

Sorry, missed this one, I was out taking photos in the rain with my K7 and 18-135 WR lens !

My K7, I had the K10 before it and that was my favourite camera when I had it!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

brianjdavies

Link Posted 01/07/2012 - 16:20
johnha wrote:
I ony have a K-5, my favourite obviously but because it is the quivilent of my Z-1 but built like my LX. My favourite film SLR is the Super-A (either on it's own or with the Motordrive-A).

This says it all for me, though I preferred the Z-1P to the Super A (all a matter of taste). As far as DSLRs go, I have owned only the *ist D, K-7 and K-5, and loved them all. The K-5 is definitely my favourite, it has a sort of undefinable quality - call it character, if you like, but I have a sneaky feeling that my all-time favourite will be whatever replaces the K-5 in Pentax's line-up.

brianjdavies

Link Posted 01/07/2012 - 16:32
Smeggypants wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="wvbarnes"]I'm just back from Greece with my new K5 that replaced my KR. The K5 is quite superb and vastly more usable. It is heavier than the KR but barely any difference size wise in your hand.

The autofocus, metering and quietness along with the brilliant TAV mode and its tweaks are superb. Very usable up t 3200 ISO.

As with all cameras it'll be down to me to take better photos!

I think it's very useable up to 32000



Nice photographs! Apropos the second one, I see you've met my mother-in-law.

(j/k - my M-i-L is great!)
Last Edited by brianjdavies on 01/07/2012 - 16:35

ronniemac

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 04:34
K-5

- why?

Weather resistance, low light performance, size and tec spec, ease of use, flexiblity offered by range of exposure modes and customisable adjustments, excellent viewfinder, 3" back lcd, shake reduction, HDR, and it somehow compensates for my limited photographic skills. (Just comparing it with my daughters lovely *ist D).

But for all that, I miss the beautiful simplicity of my first Pentax - the excellent MX.

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 15:03
the cameras I have owned......

*ist D, *ist DL, K10D, K20D, D3, K-5

No prizes for gussing which one is the most capable.... but whereas the K10D gave me a glow when I bought it I get on much better with the K20D, if there is a choice between the K20D and K-5 to be made I'd go for the K-5, it is a joy to use...

It's like my 3 most recent cars....a 17 year old battered Saab 99 (carburettor model) with 90k on the clock and a bottom end that threatened to explode, a brand new 2003 Saab 9-3 Aero with 210 PS turbo power, sleek good looks and amazing performance or a luxurious 2009 Saab 9-5 Aero with 260PS and all the toys.. the 9-3 being more modern would have been the best, but the 99 (in my favourite 4-door form, in silver) is by far and away the favourite....
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

cedricd

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 19:26
Challenging question! Loved the K10 which is still in the family. I preferred it to the K20 which now plays second fiddle to the K5 and with a DA*300 I reckon it`s wicked value and quality.
Enjoy life

AndrewA

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 20:30
I own a Kr, then picked up a K200D from the forum for the WR and it has been superb - in fact it edges the Kr for me.

That said however, I am now selling the K200D in favour of a K7 - and I hope that is the right decision.

Keeping the Kr for its low-light performance, but all in all it is also a great camera.
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Buckskin

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 22:22
I have owned a K200D since 2009, but occasionally use a K-X and a K-R which belong to my sister, and have tried a K-7 for a week. In my opinion the K200D is the best of the lot - everything seems to be in the right place, and the results are great - especially with the original 18 - 55mm kit lens. Whether I got lucky with that one I don't know, but it's far superior to the later MkII lens which I also have. Contrary to the earlier poster, I use my top LCD all the time! 20,000+ activations in, and still performing as new, it's the K200D for me!

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 22:30
The next model...
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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)

laurencea

Link Posted 03/07/2012 - 22:13
i 'only' have a k100 and k200

out of those, the k100 is my favourite, although lacks some features and has a sensor that atracts dust from the moon. there is something about the photos from the k100, they just seem so 'clear'.

anyway, i'd love a new model, but i just don't have any money.
Pentax k100d, k30d 18-55, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 500 mirror, pentax 10-17, 50 1:4, a manual 28, some extension tubes and a bagful of memory cards. That's all i need... and a load of film cameras too... that's it, honest.
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