Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
Site Supporter
slip's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 2 hours north of toronto ontario canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,533
Keep 5IIs vs. K5 with used 50-135 2.8

My current main lens is a Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 along with an F 50 1.4 alongside some manual lenses.
If you had a choice, would you get a new K5IIs or a new/used K5 and a used Pentax 50-135 2.8.

I like doing some sports, occasionally a wedding, and lots of candidate street style shots...and I can't forget the kids
Any and all options accepted, of course!

Thanks

Randy

11-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Venturi's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tulsa, OK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,639
I have been pondering this for a while now and landed on the decision to buy a K-5 and adjusting my lens stable a bit over the next 6 mos.
I miss the 50~135 very much, and I'm not thrilled with the 28~75's performance on digital. So I'm planning on picking up a Sigma 24~70 and a new 50~135, and probably selling my Tamron 70~200.

I have serious doubts that Pentax is going to forge into the full-frame arena, and my photography interests lie with bigger media - I'd switch to medium format if I could. I am expecting to begin transitioning into Nikon by next fall, but meanwhile my K20 needs some relief and my prints need some dynamic range. The K-5 will do that.
11-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
gooseta's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: London
Posts: 157
The K5iis will give you better iq, however lens makes a lot of difference, I have made stunning photos with a sony a230 which cost me 99.99 and a tamron 90mm macro. The 50-135 is super sharp and the K-5 is still a very good dslr so I would get the lens.
11-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
Veteran Member
westmill's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Stoke on Trent
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,146
I would go with a K5 2 ( not S ) if you are doing weddings. The low light focussing is important. All that dress n suit material is a breeding ground for moire.

11-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,378
QuoteOriginally posted by westmill Quote
I would go with a K5 2 ( not S ) if you are doing weddings. The low light focussing is important. All that dress n suit material is a breeding ground for moire.
Does wedding photography bring out Moire? I have the same question about which K5 to go for. I'm looking to take my photography to the next level and will the K5 do that or should I go for the K5IIs. I'm looking for more event and Bar Mitzvah photography.

Thanks

john
11-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
Veteran Member
westmill's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Stoke on Trent
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,146
QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Does wedding photography bring out Moire? I have the same question about which K5 to go for. I'm looking to take my photography to the next level and will the K5 do that or should I go for the K5IIs. I'm looking for more event and Bar Mitzvah photography.

Thanks

john
To be honnest the only times I have ever seen it is on the occassional dress while doing weddings. Not the wedding gown itself but guests dresses.
The K5 is let down with its low light focus ability which has been corrected in the K5 2. Having no AA filter is not a good idea for weddings. I personly would not dare risk it. I certainly do not need more than 12 milion pixels for quality either so the 16 is more than enough. So I have zero intrest in so called higher quality. The K5 has superb dynamic range and high ISO. That is far more important for me. If you are serious about weddings I would buy the K5 2
11-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,378
Thank you, great advice
11-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #8
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,378
One more question, what do you use got your normal zoom? I have the sigma 24-60mm f2.8? Is the 17-50 range better?

11-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
Veteran Member
westmill's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Stoke on Trent
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,146
QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
One more question, what do you use got your normal zoom? I have the sigma 24-60mm f2.8? Is the 17-50 range better?
The 17-50 is far more handy. the wide angle is often needed. if you need a little extra reach you can always crop, but you can not crop backwards to wide angle
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k5, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: K5, 35/2.8 macro, 50-135/2.8, 200/2.8, 300/4.5 benroy Sold Items 9 03-04-2012 07:40 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5,DA*50-135,DA 35 Macro,Sigma 10-20,Tamron17-50 2.8,AF 540 Flash Bigkidneys Sold Items 23 08-24-2011 06:51 PM
K5 + DA* 50-135 vs D3s +70-200mm 2.8 AFS-VRII kuau Pentax K-5 8 11-08-2010 10:01 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:00 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top