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11-29-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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K5II Megatempation

Hey folks-

Am I the only one out there forcing myself to hold off that $599 deal on the K5II for a IIs or K3?

I have a K200D and a couple K-01s.

I know everyone has different photography needs, wants and priorities. Maybe I should just jump on the deal and work with any shortcomings in "post."

How is anyone else considering a similar dilemma?

11-29-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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The II deal was too much to bear for me, but it won't be the camera for everyone. I know that my imaging talents are not going to improve with a IIs or 3, and I see enough improvement over the K-5 classic for how I shoot (-3EV focusing, expanded-mode AF, f/2.8 precision on central point) that several items I'm not using much can go to fund this. The budget will groan and flex for a few months, but the K-3 would break it - and we cannot be certain of a IIs deal that might or might not be here soon. It's a tough call though - as always
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QuoteOriginally posted by Biff Quote
Hey folks-

Am I the only one out there forcing myself to hold off that $599 deal on the K5II for a IIs or K3?

I have a K200D and a couple K-01s.

I know everyone has different photography needs, wants and priorities. Maybe I should just jump on the deal and work with any shortcomings in "post."

How is anyone else considering a similar dilemma?
Well, at less than half the price of the K-3 I would say the K-5 Ii is the way to go if you're upgrading from a K200D. The K-3 is great too, but it a much more complicated camera in many ways.

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11-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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Unless you need 24mp I would go for the k-5II. You won't (in most cases) see any difference in image quality. The k-3 has some nice improvements and being able to do huge crops is one of them but the K-5II is an awesome camera and at that price is a steal.
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Maybe I should just jump on the deal and work with any shortcomings in "post."
There aren't any 'shortcomings'. In some ways the k-5II sensor is better than the k-3 sensor, so don't think you are giving up anything by 'settling' for the k-5II. Unless you need 24mp and no AA filter of course.

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Thanks everyone so much, these are exactly the realistic and objective type answers I was hoping for. I think I'll order it when I get home tonight.

Happy holidays.

Adam, and thank you for this top notch site.
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We've got some good deals in UK as well as some stores are copying the whole Black Friday thing. I have just picked up a K-5 II with DA 18-135 and a DA 50. Some great prices in the IIs as well but I decided to go for the II.
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