We are exscited that you are contemplating purchasing one of our e-book, The Pentax K-5 - Everything you need to know...and then some.
As an enthusiast photographer for many years, I owned many Pentax cameras. My first "new" camera was a Pentax Spotmatic, purchased when I was still in Junior High.
When Pentax stepped into the Digital SLR market, I was delighted. Their first succesful DSLRs were the *ist series. They were the smallest DSLRs on the market, and that is what Pentax has been known for.
In October of 2010, the Pentax K-5 was introduced. It was the best DSLR produced by Pentax so far. The sensor, made by Sony, and having 16.4megapixels was and still is one of the best sensor produced.
This e-book is not about showing off my qualifications and my pictures, as too many third-party book authors do. It is about you and what information you will need when using the Pentax K-5. The book complements the Pentax's user manual and explains in simple terms how to use the camera. It contains techniques, shortcuts, explanations, tips, examples and photographic information applicable to the K-5 as well as general photography.
Simply put, the owner's manual shows you what...we show you what, when, where, why, how...and then some.
Over 5000 e-books sold.
Posted by Mike Rhodes on 29th Dec 2012
I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer so I was looking for something to better explain and compliment the kit manual with regard to the intricacies of my K 5. I found that and much more with this ebook. Very well written and explained. If you have a pentax you need this ebook.
Thank you Yvon
Posted by John j on 28th Dec 2012
I've bought this product but haven't received this file? The is no contact details on here in order to ask someone where or when I might receive this. Frustration on my behalf...the book maybe good, just wish that I was able to find out. John, (The author can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org) Yvon Bourque
Posted by Richard B. Jones on 11th Dec 2012
This is the missing practical manual for the Pentax DSLR's. Continues the standard set by his K10d book. Great for the K5 and promises to add for the K5II and IIs but apparently that is still too soon. Despite the headline, the book is still the 2010 edition and is waiting for the updating. One hopes that when Mr. Bourque gets his hands on a K5IIs (which I have just done), he will do the update and will let current purchasers have the revised edition.
Posted by Dorothea Penizek on 4th Dec 2012
I am delighted to have the e-book on my computer as it has better explanations and is far more detailed that the manual.
As I have filed it, I can scroll through and find solutions when I need them. The K-5 is not my first Pentax, but by far the best with the best menu and easy to find functions.
Posted by Jan Foss on 23rd Nov 2012
It is always possible to improve a product, but this was really helpful reading ..
hope you will write more about the video part .. Thanks for a great product.
I also have the manual on my iphone too, it can be useful in the field,
when you question some settings on the camera ..
Posted by Neil on 18th Nov 2012
An engaging and informative book; essential reading along side the manual.
Posted by Marcel on 25th Oct 2012
No matter how experienced you might be, it's always important to know the equipment you use. I found this e-book very helpfull in discovering the basic use of the K-5.
The rest is up to you.
Posted by Chris Petrou on 16th Oct 2012
I bought this as is was unable to locate a suitably detailed guide to getting the most of the comprehensive features that the K-5 has to offer. I particularly like the no-nonsense and easy to understand approach that describes how to set up the camera using the USER-customisable menu option - and the detailed explanations of the various settings and how these can be used. Also appreciate the prompt response to my e-mail inquiry when I had difficulties downloading the file. All in all, a great effort and heartily recommended with thanks !
Posted by Paul on 19th Aug 2012
The only ebook available for the K-5 is written in an easy to read style. Images and discussion of controls is effective. Password protection meand that I can't open the ebook on my ereader. Would be great to be able to do that...
Posted by Colin Rayner on 16th Jul 2012
I purchased my first DSLR and struggled to learn how to use it other than as a point and shoot, while relying on the Pentax manual that camera with it. Then I came across this eBook and finally was able to start using the excellent directions within. I recommend it to anyone who wants to use the K-5 as it should be. First Class
Posted by Ulrich Schwenk on 4th Jun 2012
I'm not a native speaker but I try to give a feedback in english. I had only some peeks into the book but gosh everything is there!
At last also the issue is mentioned which frustrated me at the beginning of my digital photographic life.
Here is the first book which has a whole chapter about FRONT/BACK-focus and explains how to deal with.
Thank you very much from the old world (Germany)
Posted by Jayan on 8th Sep 2011
I might be beating a dead horse, but thank you for potisng this!