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11-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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K3 or K5IIs for black and white?

Does anyone have an opinion (maybe I should qualify that - an informed opinion ) about which of the K5IIs and K3 yields raw output that is more amenable to B&W conversion? Or is the difference in this regard negligible?

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QuoteOriginally posted by yorik Quote
Does anyone have an opinion (maybe I should qualify that - an informed opinion ) about which of the K5IIs and K3 yields raw output that is more amenable to B&W conversion? Or is the difference in this regard negligible?

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The difference in the sensor is pretty negligible. Unless you need the higher resolution, lower light faster speed focusing, better processor performance...etc that the K-3 brings, the actual image data is pretty similar. Both are capable of creating fantastic b&w images.
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The CFA* does make for a slight difference in B&W conversions - personally I preferred the CCD B&W conversions done on the K10D because the CFA separated colors differently from the more current CMOS based cameras do.

The K5IIs and K3 have very similar CFA spectra - so IMO both will be well suited to your purposes.

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