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05-09-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am not a newbie to the DSLR world, just the Pentax world.
I am in the process of getting a K-5 and had a question.

I understand that the K-5 comes with Image Stabilization within the body, is that true?
If thats the case, do 3rd party lenses that come with stabilization within the lens make any difference?


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All new Pentax bodies have in body stabilization, that means every lens you use, new or old, will be stabilized.
In case of a third party lens with stabilization you can choose whether to use the lens' stabilization system or the camera's.
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But don't use both at the same time: it would increase the blur.
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I use my Sigma HSM OS 17-70 very often on my K5. The in-lens OS appears slightly better than the camera SR, but so little that I usually just use the SR in the body.
Some tests I saw here a while back called them pretty much equal....I wouldn't argue with that.

Where the SR shines is on lenses that have no OS......the SR makes a huge difference. You will get shots you never thought possible. Like this one hand held at 500mm 1/20.......Without SR even my steady hands could never get this one, shot through double pane glass at about 30 feet distance with the K10D. I think the K5 is even better!

Best Regards & Enjoy your K5, it is a marvel of a camera!

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Thanks guys for the response.

Now I am like a kid waiting for Santa Claus...but now santa claus wears brown, lol.

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