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03-13-2016, 07:25 AM   #16
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Perfect demo for those who hesitate on the DA18-135. Fine job.
Thanks. I took my 18-135 to Italy, and never took it off my camera. I was very pleased with the results!

03-13-2016, 12:09 PM   #17
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I'd say the K-50 is comparable to even the T6i, and it beats the T6s in build quality, although the T6s has a top screen. It is more a 60d/70d level of camera
True, but not easy to compare. K-50 $300; K-S2 $500; T6i $750; 70D $1000; D7100 $1200; 7D MkII $1500.

The K-50 is less than half the price of the T6i. 100% pentaprism vs. 95% pentamirror. Max ISO 51,200 vs. 12,800. Top shutter 1/6000" vs. 1/4000". 0EV to 22EV range vs. 1EV to 20EV. Weather-sealed operational down to 14F vs. not weather sealed operational down to 32F. IBIS vs. none. Backward lens compatibility vs. not.

But the T6i is 24MP vs. 16MP. 19 AF points vs. 11. Pivoting touchscreen vs. not. Faster quieter AF. Better video including mic jack.

In Canon, you have to move up to the 7D MkII (5x the price of a K-50) to get weather sealing and a pentaprism which is more of a comparo with the K-S2, but it's still only operationally rated down to 32F.

Although I have always been a 645 MF film shooter, the K-50 is what brought me to Pentax DSLRs. At work I use a D7100 and can't live without WR and a pentaprism. But the K-50 with the WR two zoom kit and IBIS is a no brainer. Canon, and to a lesser degree Nikon, puts a ton of money into marketing, shelf space at retailers, pro support, and the consumer pays for it. Their success, however, has been in prioritizing AF speed and accuracy from their entry level and up.

Sorry to get off topic for the OP. All this to say, the K3ii at half the price of the Canikony flagships is a great camera that is Ricoh's best kept secret. Advertising dollars sway most web sites and publications from sharing this with the world, and shame on Consumer Reports (independently funded) for under-representing Pentax.
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Hi All, These are the first images I shot outdoors with my new K3-ll. I used my 18-135 lens, and these are the first Raw images I have ever shot. All the time I had my K5 I never shot Raw, now I think I'm hooked on Raw. Any suggestions?
Hi Toni3d,
I plan to be in Orlando FL end March and would like to know if you bought your K3II in Orlando and which camera shop as I would also like to buy either K3 or K3II when I am there. Did you get a good deal, I see B&H have some great prices on these. Would appreciate any advice you could give as cameras in Australia are always a lot more expensive than the US. For me to get one from here means paying an additional postage fee as well. Look forward to your response. Cheers.
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I do find the 18-135 is a great walkaround lens. Enough reach for most uses, and wide enough for most.

Do call B&H, sometimes they have some deals they can't advertise. Plus, mention the Pentax Forums - they support it.


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