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05-28-2016, 01:33 PM   #16
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Also, one further note - you mentioned the M50/1.4 and it is excellent, but the "A" version will allow you to use aperture priority on these bodies (the M requires stop-down metering via use of the "Green" button - I actually enjoy this method but it is slower and some folks don't like it). Optically they're pretty much identical, excellent glass, especially at the prices they come at.

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The original K-5 has an older AF system than the K-S2 which is not as sensitive in low light. The K-5 II, however, has a better AF system which it shares with the K-S2.

If you're set on a top LCD then I'd recommend looking for a K-5 II or IIs.



Just the s, and only because of the removal of the AA filter.
Correct - thanks Adam.

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IMO the K-5 is pretty much the best used value for Pentax DSLRs *right now*. Yes, the II/s adds dynamic range and focus improvements - better high ISO as well, but they generally are $100-200 more on the used market. Absolutely up to you and whether or not you think you'll need/want those added benefits. The K-5 is an excellent camera. Also, if you have glass already, I would personally skip the 18-55 kit lens, unless its the weather-resistant version. Always nice to have a "drizzle" option.
It seems so. I have read a few articles that point in the direction of the K-5II

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Also, one further note - you mentioned the M50/1.4 and it is excellent, but the "A" version will allow you to use aperture priority on these bodies (the M requires stop-down metering via use of the "Green" button - I actually enjoy this method but it is slower and some folks don't like it). Optically they're pretty much identical, excellent glass, especially at the prices they come at.

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Correct - thanks Adam.
I don't mind the metering, I guess the aperture priority would be handy, but the prices are nearly 75-100 more, just for the A over the M, it's not something that bothers me too much.

Do you guys find the price of 260 good for a K5 with 18-55 lens with a battery grip and extra batteries included?
I might investigate a little more on it.
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I am still using a pair of M lenses. I don't find the green button metering a hassle. I don't meter each and every shot. All that is needed is to meter a neutral density area with the green button, then leave the exposure at that. In some scenarios I still use "Sunny 16" and its derivatives. I never owned a camera with internal meter until the late 1970's.

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QuoteOriginally posted by marijnvh Quote
I don't mind the metering, I guess the aperture priority would be handy, but the prices are nearly 75-100 more, just for the A over the M, it's not something that bothers me too much.

Do you guys find the price of 260 good for a K5 with 18-55 lens with a battery grip and extra batteries included?
I might investigate a little more on it.
Doesn't bother me a toot either.

Yes - that is a very respectable deal, particularly now that you mention it's with the grip and batteries.
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Doesn't bother me a toot either.

Yes - that is a very respectable deal, particularly now that you mention it's with the grip and batteries.
I missed out on it!
Will keep hunting...
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