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Pentax K5iis $526 New with battery grip
Posted By: ttran88, 10-27-2014, 02:19 PM

What do you guys think of this deal?

Pentax K-5 IIs Digital SLR Camera 12050 B&H Photo Video


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11-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #76
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Holy frijoles, sucha deal... is my K-01 getting lonely?

Wait, does the K-5 IIs have focus peaking?

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Holy frijoles, sucha deal... is my K-01 getting lonely?

Wait, does the K-5 IIs have focus peaking?
Sorry no it does not. It does allow switching to a better optical focus screen for manual focus if needed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Sorry no it does not. It does allow switching to a better optical focus screen for manual focus if needed.
OK thanks, I didn't think it did.

Its still almost too hard to resist though, arrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh

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Hmm, I just clicked on the link and B&H says its discontinued.

Sometimes the only way I can resist temptation is to not be tempted!
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
OK thanks, I didn't think it did.

Its still almost too hard to resist though, arrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh

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Hmm, I just clicked on the link and B&H says its discontinued.

Sometimes the only way I can resist temptation is to not be tempted!
Oh wow! Guess they finally ran out as Ricoh had hoped!?

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Adorama has the deal, $546 but no battery grip, but including 64GB card $ AF-200G flash.

Not so appealing to me w/o the grip.
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Adorama deal is still going at $546 with 64MB card and AF-200 flash. Finger is hovering over the mouse for clicking 'add to cart'. Must resist! Need to keep reminding myself that I swore never to buy another camera without focus peaking. ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ikarus Quote
Adorama deal is still going at $546 with 64MB card and AF-200 flash. Finger is hovering over the mouse for clicking 'add to cart'. Must resist! Need to keep reminding myself that I swore never to buy another camera without focus peaking. ;-)
What pentax do you use now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
What pentax do you use now?
A K-x equipped with a split focusing screen and a K-01. I use mostly vintage manual focus lenses, for which the K-01 is much better suited due to its focus peaking feature, but outdoors in bright daylight it has failed me a few times because of the missing OVF. The K-x is pretty much relegated to hosting the 55-300 and the Sigma 10-20 most of the time. I'm essentially looking for replacing the K-x by a body that does it all equally well. I guess a K-3 is what I really want.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ikarus Quote
A K-x equipped with a split focusing screen and a K-01. I use mostly vintage manual focus lenses, for which the K-01 is much better suited due to its focus peaking feature, but outdoors in bright daylight it has failed me a few times because of the missing OVF. The K-x is pretty much relegated to hosting the 55-300 and the Sigma 10-20 most of the time. I'm essentially looking for replacing the K-x by a body that does it all equally well. I guess a K-3 is what I really want.
If you need peaking the K-3, K-30, k-50 will do. You should get the K-3 though. Note there is a weight increase if that matters. Oh K-s1 also I guess.
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K-3 is on the way. The Adorama deal for $796 with battery grip was too hard to resist. I guess I'm going to sell the grip, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ikarus Quote
K-3 is on the way. The Adorama deal for $796 with battery grip was too hard to resist. I guess I'm going to sell the grip, though.
Congrats! I am sure you will find a buyer, but may go for less than you hope as there are lots available. That is a heck of a deal regardless!
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Should I return the K5iis I just bought for the K3? Decisions, decisions...
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigCTM Quote
Should I return the K5iis I just bought for the K3? Decisions, decisions...
If I didn't already own a K-3 I would be tempted to do so. The deal on the K-3 is pretty awesome
I'm happy with one of each.
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I know this has been covered in other threads, but they're hard to find....

Is there a noticeable difference in IQ between K-5ii and K-5iis? I understand the difference in moire risk, but aside from that, would you really notice a difference between photos taken with each camera, given the same lenses?
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I did feel there was a difference between my K-5 classic which is the same sensor configuration vs the K-5iis that drops the AA filter.
The pics look sharper on the iis.
If you are shooting far away landscapes or subjects at a distance it might allow for more apparent detail in the iis shots.
If all your work is portraits of people up close then that may not matter as much and possibly be undesirable.
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