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    Arrow PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition Package

    Press Release: PENTAX K-5 SILVER SPECIAL EDITION AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION CAMERA PACKAGE FEATURING A MARC NEWSON-DESIGNED ULTRA-THIN LENS

    Here: PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition - Latest news - PENTAX Photo

    Or here: Pentax releases second silver K-5 limited edition, adding slimline 40mm F2.8: Digital Photography Review

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    Re: PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition Package

    Hi Bart,

    May I ask, what do you like about shooting the Pentax K-5?
    I see quite a few names here of folks I first noticed on other fora.

    Thanks, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Hi Bart,

    May I ask, what do you like about shooting the Pentax K-5?
    I see quite a few names here of folks I first noticed on other fora.

    Thanks, K-H.
    Good question: when it arrived it's (Sony) sensor was, still is, pretty neat with excellent DR and low well controlled high-ISO noise-levels. It's compact size, excellent ergonomics, straight-forward menu lay-out, weather-sealed body and lenses, are adding to the attraction of this system. So far I'm pretty pleased with it. Wouldn't I like a Nikon or Canon better ? Sorry, can't tell you ...

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    Re: PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition Package

    Hi Bart,

    Thanks for your reply.
    I think you also shoot Leica gear.
    How does image quality compare?

    Regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Hi Bart,

    Thanks for your reply.
    I think you also shoot Leica gear.
    How does image quality compare?

    Regards, K-H.
    Mmm, oh dear - now you've got me cornered ... But here goes.
    Now the magic is in the lenses of course and combined with that absolutely brilliant Kodak CCD sensor the package, to my eye, produces images that my K5 can hardly match and certainly not surpass.
    And that's just as well ...

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    Re: PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Press Release: PENTAX K-5 SILVER SPECIAL EDITION AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION CAMERA PACKAGE FEATURING A MARC NEWSON-DESIGNED ULTRA-THIN LENS
    Pentax's efforts at becoming a fashion accessory make me a bit uncomfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    .....absolutely brilliant Kodak CCD sensor .....
    Interesting Bart, in my limited experience with digital, I find I prefer those cameras with a CCD sensor. Are you aware of any studies that compare the "look" produced by different sensor types?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Pentax's efforts at becoming a fashion accessory make me a bit uncomfortable.
    Really ? Well since Leica M is my main system I feel rather comfortable by these practices ...

    Interesting Bart, in my limited experience with digital, I find I prefer those cameras with a CCD sensor. Are you aware of any studies that compare the "look" produced by different sensor types?
    I'm pretty sure there are studies out there, try your favourite search engine, but none in particular I can point out to you.

    Kind regards.
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    Re: PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition Package

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Hi Bart,

    Thanks for your reply.
    I think you also shoot Leica gear.
    How does image quality compare?

    Regards, K-H.
    Hi There
    Well . . . . . I no longer have a K5, but I often regret it's passing - it's a fine camera, producing lovely images with great colour and very good high ISO.

    I also shoot Leica, and prefer the Leica files, but I suspect that it's more to do with the lack of an AA filter than the characteristics of a CCD rather than a CMOS sensor.

    My only criticism of the Pentax (and why I got out of it) was that I found a lot of variability in the quality of the lenses - but perhaps I was just unlucky!

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