Pentax K-5 II / IIs Review

Comparative Photos K-5 vs K-5 IIs

For these photos we used the smc Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited. The large thumbnails presented below are 100% crops. Click on them to download a 100% crop that includes more of the scene.

The images were shot in RAW, no sharpening has been applied. We suggest that you doenload the images and apply sharpenng to your liking. We cropped the files some to bring the size down but they are still in the range 3.5 to 4.1 MB a piece.

The purpose of this first sequence of images is to illustrate the additional resolution produced by the K-5 IIs and how as the lens is stopped down, the resolution advantage diminishes. ISO 100, 100% crops.

K-5 IIs F2.8:

IIs 2.8

K-5 F2.8:K-5 2.8

K-5 IIs F5.6:IIs F5.6

K-5 F5.6:K-5 F5.6

K-5 IIs F8:IIs F8

K-5 F8:K-8 F8

K-5 IIs F13:IIs F13

K-5 F13:K-5 F13

The above images were shot at ISO 100. We also did ISO 400 and ISO 1600 so as to illustrate what happens to the K-5 IIs resolution advantage at higher ISO values. Click on a thumbnail to download the larger image (100% crop). Again, we shot RAW and didn't apply any sharpening in post-processing:

Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-5

ISO 100

F2.8

ISO 100

F5.6

ISO 100

F8

ISO 100

F13

ISO 400

F5.6

ISO 400

F8

ISO 400

F13

ISO 1600

F8

ISO 1600

F11/13


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