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12-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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OMG I just pushed the button!!

Just purchased a K5IIS, genuine battery grip, and a third party battery for 1698 which includes 13% tax.
I sure hope it is as big of a jump from the K10 as everyone says

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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
Just purchased a K5IIS, genuine battery grip, and a third party battery for 1698 which includes 13% tax.
I sure hope it is as big of a jump from the K10 as everyone says
Yeah it's a pretty big jump, minus the moire of course

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You'll love it! I have the same setup and shoot mostly landscapes with a DA*16-50 lens. I have a Canon 5D Mark II also and I prefer the Pentax. Simply stunning photos. I have not any moire problems either!
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You'll have to change your sig pretty soon, Randy.

Congrats.

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I recently went from K-7 to K-5 and that was a big enough jump. What you describe is more like a dive
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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
Just purchased a K5IIS, genuine battery grip, and a third party battery for 1698 which includes 13% tax.
I sure hope it is as big of a jump from the K10 as everyone says
Congrats! I'm loving mine. I've had it for just over a week. Haven't seen any moire yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
just purchased a k5iis, genuine battery grip, and a third party battery for 1698 which includes 13% tax.
I sure hope it is as big of a jump from the k10 as everyone says
13% tax?!, omg!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kodai84 Quote
13% tax?!, omg!
You obviously are not from Canada.

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wow that is a big jump, enjoy it.
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You deserve a new one Randy. You sure got your use out of the old k10d.
One nice thing about the newer bodies is the focus adjustment, if you have any lenses that front,or back focus, not to mention the nice improvement using over 400 iso.
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I think you are going to be just a little floored by the change from K10D to K5 IIs. I just did the exact same jump (though I had a Samsung GX10 to IIs, battery grip, and extra battery). Now I am still going through some growing pains trying to learn this new camera and get used to navigating around with it. But the low light focus (and ISO!!!) capabilities of this new camera make me regret nothing. The difference is like going from driving a rusted out old jalopy and moving to a fancy new sports sedan.

Oh, we are gonna be sooooo spoiled!
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I too went from a K10 to a K5. While with the K10 ISO 800 was barely acceptable the K5 looks fine at 2500 and pretty good at 6400. Wowzer! I think the image quality is better, and ought to be with a 60% increase in pixels. Autofocus is much better, especially in low light. With a fast 50 it ought to be an "available darkness" machine.

So no the faithful K10 sits on the shelf. It will be a good backup in the case of trouble....
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