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09-05-2017, 09:26 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fcsnt54 Quote
Im guessing those are the .cr2 files for canon? Ok, so they dont have the raws for all the files just for a good number of them.
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Well, the DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR if bought packed with the K-70, it is a kit lens, although a more advanced one, because the lens is the same as the stand-alone available for purchase, but with a large discount when bought as a kit. Why the more recently developed K-70 comes with its most basic kit lens being the much older DA 18-55mm WR screw-driven model instead of the of recent DA-L 18-50mm WR having fast, sure, quiet DC driven AF is hard to fathom.

But the DA 18-135mm DC WR kit is the one to get. Very well-built. It features fast, sure, quiet AF. Stand alone, the lens normally sells at B&H for about $477. Bought with the K-70 kit, the savings is over $180 and now being offered at another $50 off. This lens provides a much better range than the 12-32mm kit lens of the Panasonic GX 85. The full-frame equivalent of the Pentax lens is 28-200mm, while the Panasonic lens is only 24-64mm. The Pentax lens is remarkably compact for such zoom range.

The K-70 will deliver higher resolution, lower noise for higher ISO night shooting, advanced imaging processing such as pixel shift and 14 bit RAW, all in an ensemble with weather sealing (WR).

Of course, being a DSLR with advanced capabilities, the K-70 camera body is not as small as the Panasonic GX 85.

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09-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #18
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The K-70 does have all those advantages.

For video where you move the camera, the GX85 is better, though, since it has mechanical image stablilization.
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I've used my K-3II video to document the signing of a legal document only once. The whole process was about 20-25 minutes. The document was read to the signatory to provide evidence that the content of the document was explained to him before signing and to further document that he understood what he was signing. When I reviewed the video, my coverage had some interruptions. Like a fade without video then back again. The problem started I think after about 10-15 minutes of recording then I think after about 5-8 minutes thereafter. Is the video of the K-70 better than the k-3II?

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Regarding stills, the K-70 is superior in EVERY respect except for it's size. Buy a Pentax DSLR.
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If you are doing night time photography get the bigger sensor. I just recommended a K70 to a buddy of mine and he likes it with the 18-135 he also picked up a 15 Limited too for it. For the money a K70 with 18-135 kit is hard to beat and even though the 18-135 covers a wide focal range it is hardly a "kit" level lens. It performs nearly as well as the 16-85 which is almost always glued to my K3 II. If video is a big deal the K70 isn't right for you, but if image quality is the K70 is hard to beat for the price and has a VERY good sensor, in fact a better one than the K3 II flagship crop. Only the KP edges it out currently for crop offerings in the Pentax line. Let us know what way you go, either way happy shooting!

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