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07-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrangeKx Quote
I was going to upgrade to the K-30 from my K-x but haven't done it yet. Good stuff, thanks.
Does it worth to upgrade for k5ii?

07-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #32
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I think it is worth it to upgrade beyond the K-30 now that it's on it's last legs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andrey514 Quote
Does it worth to upgrade for k5ii?
It depends on what you want out of the camera. I changed from a K5 to the K30 because I wanted a faster AF for low light work.

If you have a K5 and change to a K5II, it is just a minor upgrade.
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How many shots can 30 th make on one battery?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andrey514 Quote
How many shots can 30 th make on one battery?
That depends on a lot of factors such as flash, LiveView, standby time, .... The K-30 uses the same power source options as the K-r (and at least in terms of AA batteries, the K-x), however, I believe the K-30 uses more power than the K-r so in general it gets fewer shots per power pack than a K-r.

However, I tend to think the K-5 uses more power than the K-30, but it also uses a larger capacity power pack. Further the K-5 has an optional grip to extend your power capacity. If the number of shots between power pack swaps is a critical factor for you, I'd go K-5.

For me it is a non-issue. If I pick up my K-30 with a fresh set of eneloops, I would be quite surprised if I didn't go the whole day on that set of batteries. Regardless, I always have a backup power pack and it takes a dozen seconds to swap out. If I were, for example, planning a lengthy round of interval shooting, I would use an adequate external power pack for my camera, so it still isn't an issue for me.
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--As an amateur photographer, I'm still scratching my head over the best use of the two custom shooting modes.....

Set one up as a FAST SHOT. Start in TAV with shutter speed highish, around 500 and a good f8ish. Turn off all in-body corrections, highlight protection, etc. Anything which takes time, turn it off. Set metering to center, set drive to continuous. Now revel in the machine-gun automatic fire. Then go out with the dogs or kids while they romp around. it's also good if you're trying to get shots of some warbler in the trees - they never stop moving so it's almost impossible to get a shot unless you're lucky. Fast shot increases that luck factor.

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