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02-19-2013, 05:37 AM - 1 Like   #1
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K-5IIs reviews at Amazon - Better than FF Canon?

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Pentax K-5 IIs 16.3 MP DSLR Body Only (Black)

A couple of really interesting reviews. Never sure how seriously to take the reviews at Amazon but I still read them and factor them into purchasing decisions. The two comparing to Canon's 5DMKII are particularly interesting.

Do you think that when, and if, there is a Pentax FF dSLR there will be two flavors - AA and No-AA? If Pentax doesn't follow up with both they're making a mistake given the responses to the II and IIs.

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I hope they offer without the AA filter. My next camera after the K5 will hopefully be no filter. I do lots of insect macro, and I really want to see how that performs.
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Considering the success of the D800E and the K-5IIs, I think removing AA filters is the future. Sure, its just mostly about this idea that "sharpness is all that matters", but if it helps Pentax sell more units and create a better brand image, they should definitely go for it.
And I also think that Pentax on paper doesn't seem that great, but in practice its much better. Even with its faults.

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The difference between the 800e and k5iis is not about sharpness. It's about the larger file size when viewed at 100 percent. If you want larger print 800e is the way to go. Jmo.

No surprises that k5iis is out of stock.


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I'd like to see them take the one step further and have a no AA and No Hot Filter option as well.
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