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02-02-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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K-5II - wrong manual??

Greetings. Great site. Thanks to those sharing their experience and knowledge here.

I just received a K-5II (body-only) purchased through Amazon (sold by Electronics Basket, fulfilled by Amazon), haven't even had a chance to charge the battery and test it yet. Looks like factory packaging, and all hardware appears new and unused. But...

The thing I am concerned about is that the included manual (copyright 2010 by Hoya) is for a "K-5" model, NOT the "K-5II". This discrepancy makes me wonder if other details might also be fishy.

I realize that operation of the two cameras is similar if not identical, and I know that the actual K-5II/K-5IIs manual is easily available online. I would just like to know, before I pursue the matter further, whether anyone else has encountered this and whether I should be concerned. For all I know K-5 manuals in K-5II's boxes may be a common occurrence.

Thanks in advance. Any help much appreciated.

Sonny (new member -- please have patience while I learn the ropes)

02-02-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sonny16 Quote
Greetings. Great site. Thanks to those sharing their experience and knowledge here.

I just received a K-5II (body-only) purchased through Amazon (sold by Electronics Basket, fulfilled by Amazon), haven't even had a chance to charge the battery and test it yet. Looks like factory packaging, and all hardware appears new and unused. But...

The thing I am concerned about is that the included manual (copyright 2010 by Hoya) is for a "K-5" model, NOT the "K-5II". This discrepancy makes me wonder if other details might also be fishy.

I realize that operation of the two cameras is similar if not identical, and I know that the actual K-5II/K-5IIs manual is easily available online. I would just like to know, before I pursue the matter further, whether anyone else has encountered this and whether I should be concerned. For all I know K-5 manuals in K-5II's boxes may be a common occurrence.

Thanks in advance. Any help much appreciated.

Sonny (new member -- please have patience while I learn the ropes)
Electronics Basket isn't an authorized dealer, and while I'm sure that this has happened before, I haven't heard of it happening with the K-5 II. The good news is that the K-5 II and K-5 and basically identical in operation. I think the only difference in the menu is that the K-5 II doesn't have the image comparison feature.

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02-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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I'll bet that your actual k-5ii manual was removed & sent to a customer. They tossed in the k-5 manual because they had one laying around.
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I will add welcome to the Forums Sonny

02-03-2014, 07:27 AM   #5
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Here you go.

I just use the digital version. You can be happy someone posted it couple of days ago.

Enjoy your stay here at the forum and more importantly enjoy the camera.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/249767-just-reference-k-5-...df-manual.html

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