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06-30-2018, 12:09 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K-5 II Shutter is like butter

I don't really use this camera anymore.. opting for another brands make and model.

But I just pulled this out of my camera cabinet and took a couple shots inside while I was organizing gear. I was instantly reminded how smooth and silky the shutter is (behind the obnoxious whirring of the screwdriven DA35 mounted on it ).


From youtube I see that the K-3 was a little louder and higher pitched.. The K-5 series was really the pinnacle imo... what a dream.

06-30-2018, 01:19 PM   #2
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Many note the sound of a nice shutter on the K-5 series cameras
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Yep, my own K-5 shutter sounds very nice too. I only really noticed it quite recently, and figured it had something to do with the age of the camera and the amount of use it's had... I didn't realise they were known for it
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I upgraded from a K-x to K-5iis. The former was loud and clacky. I love the K5-iis sound.

06-30-2018, 01:58 PM - 1 Like   #5
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I upgraded from a K-x to K-5iis. The former was loud and clacky. I love the K5-iis sound.

I did too.. well K-x to K-5 II. Then, years later, I bought a K-r as a backup and was shocked at how noisy it was comparatively. I had forgotten..


I hope the K-3 II successor goes back to a really quiet shutter...
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My k-5 ii sounds like me more than K200D. But the camera does not just pick the sound of shuter
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I think my K3II is quieter than my K5, but higher pitched. I do like the lower pitch, it sounds great.
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I think my K3II is quieter than my K5, but higher pitched. I do like the lower pitch, it sounds great.
Maybe they dampened the II more over the original K-3. However there is a nice youtube where the guy has a K-30, K-5, and K-3 and records each with a sound meter. The K-30 is loudest followed by K-3 and then K-5. For that test the K-5 looked to be around about 5 decibels softer than the K-3.. its noticeable.


But yes that K-5 shutter is lower and thicker sounding.. very satisfying click. Which is odd to say ...

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Just pulled the K5ii from the bag to see what you all mean. I listened to its shutter intently. My Fujifilm is mirrorless, so the electronic beep it makes is not very relevant. I dug the old Olympus 35mm (from 1982) out of the closet, and listened to it. Lordy. It's 2-3 times as loud as the k5, and at the tail end of the sound it reverberates so much you can feel the body shake. Yet, I don't really remember it that way. Never really paid any attention.

But yes, the K5 sound is low frequency definitely.
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Oh, I love shutter sounds, any. It's just, music!
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If the K5 shutter is like butter, then the K3 shutter is like cheese? I do not have a K5 to compare but my K3 sounds much better and quieter than my K100D.
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How would you compare the K-5 shutter against that of the K-1?
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