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10-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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How's the Electronic Level in the K-5II

Sorry if this has been covered, but I've been out of the loop for over a year.

How have people found the electronic level in the K-5 II? It was very unreliable on the original K-5 if you were one of the unlucky ones (and I was), did they improve it any, with the Mark 2?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisA Quote
Sorry if this has been covered, but I've been out of the loop for over a year.

How have people found the electronic level in the K-5 II? It was very unreliable on the original K-5 if you were one of the unlucky ones (and I was), did they improve it any, with the Mark 2?
I believe the issue was addressed via firmware on the original K-5. Haven't heard of any complaints with the K-5 II's level, so I'm guessing they're all properly calibrated now.

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I owned a K-5 and upgraded to a K-5II.

The electronic level in my K-5 was off by several degrees - enough to make it impractical in use. Firmware upgrades (to FW 1.14) did not fix the problem.

The level in my K-5II is spot on, accurate to less than 0.5 degree in roll and pitch, which is good enough to make it very useful. I now use the level routinely, especially for landscapes.

I had forgotten about the problem with the level in the K-5. When I started using the K-5II, I was pleasantly reminded of the utility of that function.

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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
I owned a K-5 and upgraded to a K-5II.

The electronic level in my K-5 was off by several degrees - enough to make it impractical in use. Firmware upgrades (to FW 1.14) did not fix the problem.

The level in my K-5II is spot on, accurate to less than 0.5 degree in roll and pitch, which is good enough to make it very useful. I now use the level routinely, especially for landscapes.

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Ditto. With the K5, even upgraded, I have to level the tripod or visually level hand-held and adjust later in PP. The KIIs is spot-on.

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My K5 level was also off by quite a bit to the point of being unusable. However the K5iis that I have now is calibrated properly!
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