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03-15-2013, 11:40 PM   #301
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Pentax K-5 vs K-5 iis

In case any of you missed this story: Pentax K-5 II vs K-5 IIs DSLR Comparison Review

IMHO, since the K-5 is already pretty outstanding, I am not convinced that it is worth upgrading from my K-5 to the K-5 iis. Wish Pentax added a few more features... but maybe the next update will incorporate more.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
The K-5 II.s certainly captures detail
Nice photo... but let's be honest, the high quality of this photo is more about your skills and your quality lens. The K-5 will also capture [near enough] that level of detail in the right hands/equipment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxmz Quote
Nice photo... but let's be honest, the high quality of this photo is more about your skills and your quality lens. The K-5 will also capture [near enough] that level of detail in the right hands/equipment.
Just by saying 'near enough' defeats your own argument.
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they are using the kit DA18-55mm lens - which is optically substandard when compared to the DA55mm f/1.4. If you really want to see the difference between the K5 and K5IIs you should at least use a decent lens, most people who have switched from K5 to K5IIs are using high end glass.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
they are using the kit DA18-55mm lens - which is optically substandard when compared to the DA55mm f/1.4. If you really want to see the difference between the K5 and K5IIs you should at least use a decent lens, most people who have switched from K5 to K5IIs are using high end glass.
Agreed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cadart Quote
Agreed.
Agreed also. The Zeiss 50/2 makro planar is an absolute joy to use on the K5IIs.
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Outrageous this!

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So, to summarize, you folks are suggesting that upgrading from the K-5 to the K-5 iis is well worth it (if using exceptional quality glass)?

I love the glass I currently own but I would never claim that any of it is of 'exceptional' quality so people like me may not benefit from such an upgrade... ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxmz Quote
I love the glass I currently own but I would never claim that any of it is of 'exceptional' quality so people like me may not benefit from such an upgrade... ?
There will be a benefit, but you won't gain as much as you would if you were using high quality lenses.
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What is this thing anyone?


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Possibly a SODAR installation, although these would be very large antennae for that purpose. Google it and see if you can find any matching images.

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What is this thing anyone?


I don't know what they are, but I was taken on board one like that....they did experiments on me .... they had antennas and green skin.....
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No this ain't alien lol! I suspect it to have something to do with waste water processing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
they are using the kit DA18-55mm lens - which is optically substandard when compared to the DA55mm f/1.4. If you really want to see the difference between the K5 and K5IIs you should at least use a decent lens, most people who have switched from K5 to K5IIs are using high end glass.
Yep. The critical eye will deduce the difference, and high end glass will maximize it. When I picked up a DA* 60-250, I figured I could take advantage of the IIs. I am waiting for it to come back from Pentax service but in the meantime, I see more detail with my Pentax 17-70 and 43 prime than I did with my K5, which I loved. I also wanted better auto focus and the IIs works like a charm.
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