Pentax as a replacement for my Oly 4/3 gear - opinions?

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
ToddyAM
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I moved from E3 12-60 50-200 to K5 16-50 50-135
In reply to BigBen08, Nov 19, 2012

The Pentax K5 is great. Much better high ISO and DR than the OLy E3, 510 or 620. Try one out and see if the ergonomics suit you. I find them fantastic. I don't think the K5 autofocus is as good as the E3 +swd lenses but it is probaly quicker than your 620.

The K5 viewfinder is much larger and brighter than your Oly finder.

Lenses - The 16-50 is the best pentax replacement for the Oly12-60 but it is not as flexible range wise or as sharp. I'm not saying it's a bad lens but it is no 12-60

The 50-135 is brilliant, sharp, lovely images, good range, light.

If you want a direct replacement for the 50-200swd try the pentax 60-250 da*. I think it's the equal of the 50-200 and about the same size too. Again, a brilliant lens.

If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.

Paul

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