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10-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #1

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Hi All. New to the forum. I have been enjoying the posts and decided to join and chime in the discussions.

I am a Canon shooter (currently 6D) but my first camera purchase back in the early 80's was a Pentax MX. So I have been a Pentax fan all my life. Long story short, I took advantage of a Pentax offer at 2013 WWPI and purchased the K5IIs and three FA Limited lenses. I did shoot some portraits and other general personal stuff to get a feel for the Pentax system. Currently I am in the middle of a product shoot in my studio. My main camera is the Canon because of the macro and other lens capabilities on the Canon. However when I needed a longer macro reach, I decide to use my 120 Macro Pentax 645 lens on my K5IIs. What can I say the sharpness and colors are spectacular. In my opinion the K5IIs easily matches the very capable 6D in ISO settings of up to 6400. Beyond that the 6D has a slight edge. I am still waiting to see if Pentax can come up with a FF camera. Mainly to take advantage of the FA lenses at their intended focal lengths. I think Pentax needs to cover the 24-70 and the 70-200 range and a few FA wide options for me to let the Canon system go altogether. I never liked the canon focusing, I always had issues with focus and the flash system.

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Welcome to the forums. Your experience with the two systems is quite interesting.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... enjoy your K-5iis and please post us an image or two soon ... Salut, J

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QuoteOriginally posted by btnapa Quote
am still waiting to see if Pentax can come up with a FF camera
Welcome to the forum and your not alone on that one, just don't go holding your breath it's been a while so far.

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