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09-25-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Arrived Pentax k-5iis

UPS has just delivered my 5iis from B&H,decided to upgrade from k-x which I've enjoyed for a few years now.I am happy with the price of $697 US,$794 Australian which included a D-BG4 grip plus a 64gb SDXC,just have to wait about 6 hrs now for battery charge (very frustrating).will need to get some spare battery's.I Was very impressed with the UPS trackable delivery which took 6 days watching it's journey on their web site to Oz from NY via Kentucky then Honolulu.


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Lucky dog -- enjoy!!!
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Congratulations!

I like this camera, so I hope you will too.
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Congrats! I've been on the K5 for quite some time, and am considering an upgrade to either the k5 IIs of K3....

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I've been thinking of upgrading to the 5IIs myself. Patient enough to wait and see of the price drops around the end of the year. Like my K-x, but really like the features of the 5IIs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrangeKx Quote
I've been thinking of upgrading to the 5IIs myself. Patient enough to wait and see of the price drops around the end of the year. Like my K-x, but really like the features of the 5IIs.
Yeah, definitely not buying anything before the holiday season.
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Very Happy so far,and Soooo !! quiet.
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Quiet sounds like a lovely upgrade from my K-x. Enjoy it!

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Congratulations and enjoy. I got mine about 6 months ago upgradingfrom a K10D and I am extremely happy with it and love the quietness the only problem is that LBA is now setting in.
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congratulations and enjoy. I got mine about 6 months ago upgradingfrom a k10d and i am extremely happy with it and love the quietness the only problem is that lba is now setting in.
lba ?.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrangeKx Quote
I've been thinking of upgrading to the 5IIs myself. Patient enough to wait and see of the price drops around the end of the year. Like my K-x, but really like the features of the 5IIs.
It is a large upgrade. I went from K-x to K-30 to K-5II and, in hindsight, should have just went K-x to K-5II. The K-3 would be nice, but I'd rather spend the extra on lenses instead. It is nice to have weather sealing just in case you ever get caught in bad weather (and are using a sealed lens).

You'll notice though that the K-5II is noticeably heavier but it is also much more solid and weather sealed. The top side LCD panel has been really usable too - to the point I'm sure I'd have difficulty without it now. The burst rate is almost double too..


I actually miss the K-x some for it's light weight and smallness... very portable dslr!
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Weight is not so much a big concern, but is the K5II that much larger than the K-x?
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Welcome aboard. My first DSLR was a Pentax K5. A year later I got a K5-IIs. The K5-IIs gets more of a workout, but I use them both. I am lusting after a K3 but recently purchased a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 and the Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 lenses before a quick trip out west. I am pretty happy with them but they were quite a learning curve as I did not do much photography for some 15 several years and I upgrades from a ZX-5n and a PZ-1p. Have been a fan and user of Pentax for over 40 years and it is fun to see that some of my lenses from my Spotmatic II can still perform on my K5's.

If you get LBA, Pentax is the brand of camera to have. Always inexpensive old Pentax glass to be found at flea markets and garage sales. The hunt is part of the fun. Don't shun the old Ricoh glass either The 50mm f 2.0 Rikenon P has a very good reputation too. It performs great and is almost a pancake lens it is so thin.

I like to have the battery grip on mine when I have heavier lenses on the camera and I am shooting hand held. It just gives you more to grip.
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I'm still as excited about my K-5IIs as about my K-3.
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