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04-21-2021, 04:22 AM   #16
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never owned a K 5 IIs

had a K 5 II

I think the K 5 IIs or the K 5 II would do the job

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I really want to try out the K-5 IIs, having had a K-5.
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I had all three, K5, K5II and K5IIs.
The steps were clear: K5II much better in low-light.
If shooting JPEG, the K5II had sometimes advantages of the K5IIs when shooting architecture (brick-buildings, roofs with tiles):
There the "artificial" AA filter was not as effective as the built in one of the K5II.
Aside of such situations, the K5IIs is always that bit sharper.
But as said: That goes for ooc JPEG!
If you shoot RAW, you have Adobe Camera RAW or similar in other programs.

I'd say the step from the K5 to the K5II was immediately noticeable.
The step from the K5II to the K5IIs not that dramatically but it was.

If possible, I'd opt for the K5IIs.
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@photogem -- Good feedback. Thanks for that. I shoot RAW only. Perhaps I need to make a more serious effort at improving my editing skills to get the most out of my K5ii. Upgrade to software is coming soon, so that will be a start.

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QuoteOriginally posted by photogem Quote
I had all three, K5, K5II and K5IIs.
The steps were clear: K5II much better in low-light.
If shooting JPEG, the K5II had sometimes advantages of the K5IIs when shooting architecture (brick-buildings, roofs with tiles):
There the "artificial" AA filter was not as effective as the built in one of the K5II.
Aside of such situations, the K5IIs is always that bit sharper.
But as said: That goes for ooc JPEG!
If you shoot RAW, you have Adobe Camera RAW or similar in other programs.

I'd say the step from the K5 to the K5II was immediately noticeable.
The step from the K5II to the K5IIs not that dramatically but it was.

If possible, I'd opt for the K5IIs.
I have both K5 and K5 II s. The K5IIs has more clarity in the playback and it is easier to see under the sun but it seems brighter than what actually the image is. The screen of the K5 is more true to the image, I prefer it. K5IIs can find focus in very low light easier and quicker than the K5. But in such low light I can use the assistant lamp in K5. The K5IIs lucks the very useful feature for me of 'Side by side image comparison' that K5 has. You can synchronize, zoom and compare similar images such as bursts in portrait shootings in the same screen. As for the sharpness benefit of the K5IIs, I can not see it in hand held photography that I am used to. I stayed with my K5 as my main camera, K5IIs stays in the closet.

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Hmm, that makes me want to get the K-5II!
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Thanks Foss, will do.

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QuoteOriginally posted by photogem Quote
I had all three, K5, K5II and K5IIs.
The steps were clear: K5II much better in low-light.
If shooting JPEG, the K5II had sometimes advantages of the K5IIs when shooting architecture (brick-buildings, roofs with tiles):
There the "artificial" AA filter was not as effective as the built in one of the K5II.
Aside of such situations, the K5IIs is always that bit sharper.
But as said: That goes for ooc JPEG!
If you shoot RAW, you have Adobe Camera RAW or similar in other programs.

I'd say the step from the K5 to the K5II was immediately noticeable.
The step from the K5II to the K5IIs not that dramatically but it was.

If possible, I'd opt for the K5IIs.
Thanks for the info Photogem. Right now I only shoot jpeg in manual. I feel that I am ready to make the transition to shooting RAW. I love editing my photos and look forward to learning to edit RAW images.
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