E-5 vs K-5 ii Locked

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Re: E-5 vs K-5 ii
In reply to DaveP E1, Feb 20, 2013

DaveP E1 wrote:

Give me a compelling reason to stick with Oly. I have a once in a lifetime vacation coming up - Machu Picchu & Galapogos and will retire my trusty E-1 for something with IS and more reach. The E-5 will require all new lenses, 12-60 & 50-200 ~$3300. The Pentax K-5 ii on the other hand has a nice walk-around 18-135mm (x1.5) f3.8 kit lens lens with supposed better IQ, dynamic range, very high ISO ~$1500. With Oly possibly abandoning the semi-pro SLR market it seems like a no-brainer. Ruggedness/ weatherproofing/dependability is high on my list of attributes. Can the K-5 ii comapre with the build quaility of the E-1. For that matter, can even the E-5 compare?

Now that you have the K-30 and 18-135, you should consider the DA*300mm f4. I use those two together often. I don't find much need for the FL's between 135 and 300. The DA*300 is a gem of a lens, and reasonably priced. My main kit has become the 18-135 plus primes and a fisheye.

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