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05-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #31
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Just ordered a K5ii. Fingers crossed it arrives early next week, and the first photos I take are of my K7 for Ebay.

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It's been despatched this morning, it should arrive hear on Monday.

I'd better make sure my spare battery is charged - looks like they are the same for K5/K5ii/K5iis as for the K7 - D-Li90.
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When it will be discontinued k5 ii i mean ?
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over 1,5 years

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So in the middle of 2014 ?
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Most camera's hang around 2 to 3 years.
mkII are now half year old?
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Ahh ... The K5 II was anounced on 10 September 2012 so if it's 2-3 years it will be discontinued in late 2014 or 2015...
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Used my K-x since introduction in 2009-10. Works fine. Wanted smaller version, better AF in low light and ability to wrist ban carry. - Thanks to all, I'll go with the iis and fill you in after my 1st shooting trip. Am sure pentax will upgrade before Xmas but need/want the camera ASAP (alaska tour coming in June)

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Docrwm: It's all your fault!

Between your rave about the image quality on the IIs and your helpful post of the Adorama bundle...I'm eleven hundred dollars poorer. But soon to be several useful EV levels and resolution/sharpness grades richer...

Torn between exaltation and "OMG one THOUSAND dollars!!!". I guess I'll be able to testify as to moiré pretty soon, I've been doing a lot of product photography for my wife's soon-to-be new Etsy shop for miniature quilts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fewayne Quote
Docrwm: It's all your fault!

Between your rave about the image quality on the IIs and your helpful post of the Adorama bundle...I'm eleven hundred dollars poorer. But soon to be several useful EV levels and resolution/sharpness grades richer...

Torn between exaltation and "OMG one THOUSAND dollars!!!". I guess I'll be able to testify as to moiré pretty soon, I've been doing a lot of product photography for my wife's soon-to-be new Etsy shop for miniature quilts.
Congratulations. I'm so happy with mine it's unnerving. I honestly do not understand the folks that say they see "little to no difference" between the K-5 and K-5IIs. To each their own. I hope you are as happy with your new IIs as I am with mine.
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So Doc is like poisonous snake ... He bite us with "K5 iis" venom...
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It's arrived, I used my spare batter while the one that came with it charged, and I had a happy 1/2 hours working my way through the menus putting the same settings in. Put the 55-300 on and gave it a try, was really really pleased with the high ISO and it seems to focus faster though I'd need to put the lens back on the K7 to be sure.

CS4 is fine with it's DNGs as well.

Now to pack up the K7 for eBay...
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Torn between exaltation and "OMG one THOUSAND dollars!!!"
The only way to go from here is to keep shooting to get your money's worth.
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Birding and general scenery

Hi Guys,
I usually take bird pictures and most of the time, I have to crop in to get a decent bird picture.

With my old-faithful K10, I often miss pictures due to out-of-focus or too much cropping.

I have done a LOT of reading about II vs IIs and this moire thing. Does anyone have an idea about the IIs being better for birding. Several posts mention that it makes crisper/cleaner pictures...... Would the moire affect bird images ?

I am aiming for the IIs right now..... but a IIs owner's birder's perspective would be appreciated.

Thanks
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By removing the filter, you get that sharpness back--but you also have to deal with the image defects the filter was designed to hide. In some types of photography they're not too much of an issue, or you can work to reduce their impact. In the studio you can adjust your subject to minimize moiré in fabrics and hair, for example. In nature, the fine repeating patterns that cause moiré to rear its head aren't so common. (Although they do certainly appear: think hair, fur, feathers, patterns in coloring of flowers, insects, and so on.) Should some defects get past you in shooting, some work in the digital darkroom can minimize its impact, as well. Hence landscape and studio photographers, among others, may be willing to trade off the risk of moiré and jaggies to achieve the maximum possible detail.
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The question is do you want the slight overall boost in details you can get with the risk of moire.
It certainly ain't a problem most of the time but if it was just that one in the milion perfect shot that has the moire you won't be happy.
There are way to reduce moire with software but mostly you end up smearing away details.

Also think about how you end up using your photo's.
You won't see the differnce on the internet because of the size reduction and with prints you need to print large and stand close.

Even your old K10D is an awesome camera and with low ISO photos they are stil more then good, here on the web you would not see the differnce either with sharpness.

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