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11-01-2014, 07:12 PM   #31
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I really wanted an orange colour but that cost a whopping diff between the orange and the black

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No it is body only. What do you think about cheap ebay bateries (15-20$ ? ) Is it worth ?
I have Wasabi batteries and they are quite good.
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I would personally have gone for the K5 as well - it's the top LCD which I rely on in the bright sun. That makes life much easier.

I've heard nothing but good things about the Wasabi batteries. I have a pair for my Q and they're very good. I did buy a cheap replacement battery for the K5 and it's dead. It only got charged a couple of times and it's crap. I sprung for a Pentax-labelled spare, it's always good to have at least two.
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So store stuff just notified me that my K-5 IIs just arived and I can pick it up in the morning. I think i wont sleep well tonight

What was your expirience with battery ? Is it pre-charged ? My friend have K-01 so if battery is empty should i ask him to borow me his ?

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The instructions, as do all electronics, tell you to fully charge before using. The batteries are shipped with a little charge, but not much. The K-01 uses the same battery, I think.

You'll have a lot of fun learning the camera, I'm sure.
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The instructions, as do all electronics, tell you to fully charge before using. The batteries are shipped with a little charge, but not much. The K-01 uses the same battery, I think.

You'll have a lot of fun learning the camera, I'm sure.
OK thank you. I just messaged friend to charge battery, it is 11pm here but i am over exicited and i will do it as you say
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First thing i noticed - default sharpness it is fantastic. On my K-x i have fine sharpness +3 and now i am looking new photos and thinking where are sharpening artefacts Good night
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Am I missing something ? I cant find AA simulator. I even searched in manual but no luck. Or is it just K-3 feature?

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That's just K3. You have no filter at all on the K5IIs.
From what I've read it's almost never a problem. You could certainly find situations where you know you'll get moire, but even then you might be able to fix it in post processing.
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I've got around 30K shots on my k5iis and I've only found moire in a handful of images. It'll depend a lot on what you shoot. If you spend a lot of time shooting fabrics, or things with fine repeating patterns then you are going to see moire. Otherwise it'll be basically a non-issue.

Interestingly, there have been a number of times where the display on the back of the camera has appeared to show moire in a shot but it is almost never there in the full size images.
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Thank you. I am not woried, i had bunch of moire with K-x, i just wondered how it looks like.
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And one more think - for pas two days around here rain wont stop but what i did in this dull wheater is absolutely brilliant. TACK SHARP with my 35 2.4

Still not sure shuld i use extra sharpness or fine sharpness for my SOOC ? What do you guys prefer ?

And i must say one more time - this camara is Absolutely brilliant!
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Hello. I am Pentaxian about 4 years. I have K-x and we have done 60k photos... Great time! And now it is time for my K-x to move in my GF hands and i need better camera. I dont want K-3, i saw in test that k5iis has actually better ISO sensitivity due to smaller pixel/sensor ratio and i don't need it for larger prints.

I need camera with better AF in low light and i need focus dots in viewfinder.

Money is not problem, i can buy k5iis. What is bothering me?

Does k5ii s have muted colors in jpg (i shot i jpg 60%) and can that be fixed via custom image ? Which jpg engine is better ? WB? And which AF is better for low light ? What about ISO ? I know k5 iis has no AA filter and pics are crazy sharp and yes I am pixel peeper

Push me - what should i do ?
I have a K-50 and it is a great camera however I'm already finding its limitations, if money is no object I would definitely go with the K-5iis or the K-3.
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