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09-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Oct. 15th is creeping up on us. Anyone else Impatiently waiting for the K-5 IIs ?

Well. I already have my K-5 sold, and now I'm just playing the waiting game. I literally daydream about how sharp the 2-S is going to be with my 50-135. I will probably have to wear Thick leather gloves when using it, so I don't chop a finger off. It's probably going to cut a hole in the bottom of my camera bag. Ok, I'm slightly exaggerating, but C'MON... How can you not be excited about this camera ? I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas. Anybody else getting antsy ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Isnwm Quote
Anybody else getting antsy ?
I'm playing it cool, waiting for early adopters to convince me that I have to get one (it shouldn't take too long given my history ;~)
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
I'm playing it cool, waiting for early adopters to convince me that I have to get one (it shouldn't take too long given my history ;~)
+1 here as well.
09-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Well, my experience is that we always have to wait just some days extra, so I'm tipping on november. But no stress on my site, I will get one this year and sell one of my K-5's.

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Well, my experience is that we always have to wait just some days extra, so I'm tipping on november. But no stress on my site, I will get one this year and sell one of my K-5's.
You mean they may not ship till November ? I surely hope not. Not only for my lack of patience , but I have a very important event scheduled on the 27th that I am shooting. I guess if worse came to worst, I'll have to rent a K-5. Because I will be without a body from 10/12 till whenever my K-5 2-S comes in the mail.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Isnwm Quote
You mean they may not ship till November ? I surely hope not. Not only for my lack of patience , but I have a very important event scheduled on the 27th that I am shooting. I guess if worse came to worst, I'll have to rent a K-5. Because I will be without a body from 10/12 till whenever my K-5 2-S comes in the mail.
Well the K-7 was 6 weeks delayed, I remember because I already sold my K20D, and K-5 was delayed overhere for two weeks and I only got one from the second shipment waiting another week. So for the K-5 II I don't expected any line waiting, so the first shipment is fro grabs allready.

This time I can't sell any camera early. I want to replace my black k-5, since it is the regular one. My K-5 Silver is over 100k images, so I'm not going to depend on that camera for some weeks, when the K-5 II is delayed and the shutter would break I would be out of a camera for some time and I don't want that to happen.
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Crap... I need to call B & H I guess when it gets closer. I was planning on putting my pre order in on the 5th. I'm out if town till the 4th and can't meet the guy to sell my K-5 till then. If they're going to be back ordered, I better hang onto my k5 until after the 27th :-/
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Well, I am very curious to see some sample images. Especially identical shots with the II and the IIs side by side.

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I was planning on November also. Just have to convince myself to sell the K20d...
09-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #10
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I am very 'Eh' about this camera. I can sell my K-5 for $650 which means I have to come up with another $650. No thanks. If I was upgrading from an older model, it would be a no brainer.
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Yeah, that was my thoughts originally. But my wife is supportive of my photography hobby, and the expendable income is there, so I said to heck with it, I'm just gonna buy it.
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I'm waiting for reviewers and early adopters to test for problems before I order.

For those planning to preorder from B&H, I think they are closed for 2 weeks starting Sept 30. Adorama might be closed too. You better place your preorders quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Isnwm Quote
Crap... I need to call B & H I guess when it gets closer. I was planning on putting my pre order in on the 5th. I'm out if town till the 4th and can't meet the guy to sell my K-5 till then. If they're going to be back ordered, I better hang onto my k5 until after the 27th :-/
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Yep, so happy Succos holiday to all PF members!
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I'll be interested in the test reviews for AF and to see how well the 2s performs without AA filter. I don't think I will be buying one however. My K-5 still serves it purpose and I'm more interested in the K-3.

The new 24MP sensor in the D3200 is not the same as the 24MP sensor that is in the NEX-7. I think Pentax can take the 24MP sensor and exceed the K-5's IQ even at high ISO. A 24MP sensor without an AA filter is what I am looking for.
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