Swap K30 for K5ii

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Questions thread
il_alexk
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Re: Swap K30 for K5ii
In reply to Pheonix, Jan 27, 2013

Pheonix wrote:

Thinking about improved AF performance, top LCD, and being able to put a grip on it (K-30 not as usable in portrait mode, although not awful!)

There are many reports that K5ii has a faster and more accurate AF.

Also I've found the K-30 inconsistent compared to the K-01 with my Metz 58AF1 / Pentax AF360FGZ. I know there are some bounce over exposure problems, but wondering if the K5ii might also be better here.

No, the bouncing flash still gives a crappy exposure with the K5ii as long as you are not using it in fully manual M mode:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50629667

and

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50636420

However, you may consider upgrading your flash to the one which supports A-mode (it is a mode, when the flash performs its own exposure measurements) to get consistent results. This should also work with K30.

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Cheers,
Alex

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