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05-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #31
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Thanks everybody! Enabling complete! Ordered and will arrive tomorrow! Yay!

Now I just have to figure out if I am going to buy a second grip too
How about a Mieke grip for the K-5?

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How about a Mieke grip for the K-5?
I have never gone off brand for the grips. Have you ever tried the Mieke? How is it?
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I have never gone off brand for the grips. Have you ever tried the Mieke? How is it?
It's supposedly the better of the off brand grips, but I haven't tried it. I imagine it will be good enough for your backup body. It's only missing weather sealing.
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Thanks everybody! Enabling complete! Ordered and will arrive tomorrow! Yay!

Now I just have to figure out if I am going to buy a second grip too
Yes!!!

Why skimp at the finish line?

OEM/Pentax for the win!!!



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Yes!!!

Why skimp at the finish line?

OEM/Pentax for the win!!!

You are too much! You might be the biggest enabler on the forum! I will likely go with the OEM/Pentax just for WR - sometimes weddings happen in bad weather. Plus grips make you more efficient and the whole idea behind shooting with two cameras is to be efficient. And, I just remembered how I ordered the K-5 and then the day after I ordered it I ordered the grip because it felt small.
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You are too much! You might be the biggest enabler on the forum! I will likely go with the OEM/Pentax just for WR - sometimes weddings happen in bad weather. Plus grips make you more efficient and the whole idea behind shooting with two cameras is to be efficient. And, I just remembered how I ordered the K-5 and then the day after I ordered it I ordered the grip because it felt small.
Yes. I am an un-apologetic Pentaxian, but in your heart, you know I am right!
It's *always* good to follow your heart, your passion!

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Would have to agree with Lauren.
There is no substitute for quality (and I steal that line unashamedly from Arnott's biscuits, simply because it's true).
The OEM grip is perfectly suited to the camera and its build is of the same ilk as the camera it goes on.
WR is only maintained if you have the original D-BG4 on the camera.
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Um, yeah. The camera is noticeably sharper and I can tell the AF is going to be a huge improvement. I am really happy with this purchase and I know I am going to love shooting with two cameras.





Yep. I think this camera is going to be awesome.

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My thoughts on my IIs upgrade are the same - very happy!

By the way folks - click on Allison's cat image for the larger view - wow!
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My thoughts on my IIs upgrade are the same - very happy!

By the way folks - click on Allison's cat image for the larger view - wow!
That's what i did!

And noticed something.. Allison, you're cheating.... EXIF shows the DFA 100mm Macro WR lens was used but your tag states FA77...

LOL! Just nitpicking for fun.. Nevertheless, looks like it really has been a good decision to go for the K5iiS.
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That's what i did!

And noticed something.. Allison, you're cheating.... EXIF shows the DFA 100mm Macro WR lens was used but your tag states FA77...

LOL! Just nitpicking for fun.. Nevertheless, looks like it really has been a good decision to go for the K5iiS.
Ahh - Total mistake on the tags. I was clicking away and didn't pay attention Updating it now to the DFA100 Marco WR.
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DFA100 Macro WR for the WIN!!!!
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DFA 100 WR + K-5 IIs = unrivalled IQ
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Why skimp at the finish line?

"Yep. 100% It is sublime to have two identical cameras when out shooting." and "Why skimp at the finish line?"

Those statements are right-on and you made the correct decisions. If you are going to do something, do it right (the first time). You do not want to look back in regret.

I just sold my two K-5's and got two K5IIs bodies. Also have two Pentax grips. I would not put anything else on a Pentax body.

My first Pentax was a "Spotmatic". Have not used anything but Pentax.

Stick with Pentax, you will never be sorry.
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I've seen too many threads with happy upgraders so I just pulled the trigger and got the package deal at Adorama (with the $100 gift certificate) and purchased the 2 year warranty extension as well. I have a couple of K20Ds I will sell that were backups so I will keep my K5 as the backup. Hopefully it will be in by Thursday so I can use it to shoot a band concert.
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