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09-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Anyone Pre-order a K5-II or IIs yet?

I did today, A IIs.

I felt like something new, So whenever they ship, I have a new toy.

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I plan to get an IIs before the holiday's, but waiting for a review......................have there been any reviews yet?
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I plan to get an IIs before the holiday's, but waiting for a review......................have there been any reviews yet?
Not that I know of, I just jumped in head first.

Damn the Torpedoes!!
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I did today, A IIs.

I felt like something new, So whenever they ship, I have a new toy.
Congratulations! They expect shipping around 10/15 from what I read online at B&H.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Corto-PA Quote
I did today, A IIs.

I felt like something new, So whenever they ship, I have a new toy.
Yep. IIs on the way next month. For same reason you did.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Corto-PA Quote
I did today, A IIs.

I felt like something new, So whenever they ship, I have a new toy.
QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
Yep. IIs on the way next month. For same reason you did.


Well now with your orders, Pentax can at least recoup 50% of their R&D budget spent on this year . I know I'm being sarcastic.
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everyone (so far) is ordering the IIs..................
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Nobody seems to want to buy something they already have. The IIs is just different enough that it's intriguing.

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We expect prompt reviews from you guys!
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We expect prompt reviews from you guys!
Sample RAWs too! On your sharpest glass!
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Sample RAWs too! On your sharpest glass!
And if you don't like it - I call first dibbs
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Yep, I also ordered a K-5 II from B&H. I do a lot of outdoor shooting on the fly (no tripod) so I don't believe the 's' model will be much of advantage for me from what I have read. I am much more interested in the camera's ability to focus faster and a bit more sharply (I hope). I shoot with DA* lenses almost always, so it will be fun to compare my K-5 and K-5 II when I receive it. I'll post results!
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We'll be getting one for review on October 15th and expect to post the review within a week. Finally, I get to do another review- it's been a while!

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I Ordered the K-5 II yesterday

My K-20 has been a good companion and I intend to keep it for "snapshot" occasions as when I am with my grandkids. I intend to use the Pentax stock lens with it and be prepared for those moments of quick response. When I control the environment better I plan to use the Pentax K-5 II for photography. I generally shoot only prime lenses but when kids are on the move--and they always are--a zoom is better.

I had been thinking of getting the K-5, which is generally selling at $879. However, I think the $320 difference in pricing is worth the 2-years newer model with better auto focusing and being able to view the entire scene before taking the photo. Usually, I am a bit more cautious about buying new models, but I am taking a chance with the K-5 II since it seems to me that Pentax wisely kept the good of the K-5 and included some improvements on frequently mentioned concerns.

I think I will know when I get my K5 II. I'll let you know my first impressions.

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I am waiing for IIs reviews. Is the AF really that much better? How does the sharpness compare to chances of moire? I hope Pentax didn't change the camera identifier in DNG files so existing software supports the IIs on day one.
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