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11-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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k5ii or k5iis

Good Morning Everyone,

Just want to say thank you for ALL the input that the members provide in answering questions that many of us have regarding all areas of photography.

I am retiring at the end of next month and will have more time to spend on photography as a hobby-enthusiast. Going to wait and see what BLACK Friday brings for deals. Don't really need to do this, but hey, Christmas season is upon us.

Right now my camera bodies are K7 and K01 that my wife and I share as she too enjoys photography. I will more than likely keep present camera bodies.

Lens inventory = DA 60-250, Sigma 17-50, DA 16-45, DA 15, 40m XS, Sigma 30 1.4 and couple of F lenses.

Considering K5ii or K5iis as primary body should good deal come up. I see k5iis works better with higher quality lens. and some risk of moire'. Most photo shoots are outdoors.

I think that I know which body, but want to see your thoughts. I realize that this question has been asked by many------- just looking for reassurance. This will probably be last time to purchase a camera.

Thanks, Kiteman Larry

11-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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Well I have both cameras and honestly the image quality of the K5iis is a wonder. It is largely beaten by the K3, though. The main issue of the K5iis was that, last month in europe, it was sold 300 euros more than the K5ii ! Now that the K3 is released, you may be able to find a deal on a k5iis.
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IMHO, The K-5 IIs is the best 16mp DSLR there is.

And better than most 24mp too.

But just maybe think about the K-3 too, if you need all the latest bells and whistles.

This is a great time to buy cameras, So many great options out there.
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