Pentax K-5 IIs

Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Ladabu
By: Ladabu (Aug 30, 2013)
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Hello I would like to buy DSLR with the same weather-resistance capabilities as Pentax K-5IIs.There has to be weather-resistante lens also available and able to withstand a lot of rain.(Pentax DA 18-135mm WR didn't have any trouble to resist week of constant rain in NZ. I had it in my hand for whole day. Lens was sheltered only in the night). Does any system offer such an WR combination? If yes, can you suggest as well good quality lens with basic range (enough; preferable quality rather then...
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Hello, I would like to get feedback from other users who have upgraded from the K-5 to the K-5 II or II S. My experience with Pentax started in 2010, with the K7 and a few Limited lenses (43, 70, 15). I really like the built, ergonomy, view finder, WR, and, small size of the K7 and K5. Those qualities and the Limited are the reasons why I chose Pentax DSLR, and, why I keep using them. Now, I'm very happy with the results with the K-5 and those Limited lenses for travel photography (see Japan...
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I am looking to buy the Pentax K5 IIs with the 31mm limited prime lens. I need another zoom lens that will cover the rest for me until I can afford to start collecting more lenses. I have been looking at the obvious 18-135mm, but read some bad reviews about it. So is there an alternative? Or would it be better for me to buy the 70mm limited prime in addition to the 31mm? I think that I am right in thinking that there isn't a better camera out there in the same price range. I have been looking...
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I am in the market for a Pentax K5 iis, nobody in North America offers this camera with the 18-135mm kit lens but I found a pretty good deal on ebay from Taiwan. I know that if I had to warranty the camera it would be a PIA but other than that, is there any reason not to buy it? I wouldn't have to pay 12% tax, this camera and lens in Canada would cost me just under $2000, on ebay I would save almost $500. I could get the K30 18-135mm in Canada for $1k + tax and save myself the headache......
Leooel
By: Leooel (Mar 26, 2013)
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Do anyone know when we can expect to see a review here on Dpreview for K5 II and K5 IIS? Rgds Leo
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So I think I'd really rather have the newer version of this camera, but I'm not so happy about the loss I'll take by upgrading. It's just too much money. How long should I wait, when would be the best time to sell my like-new K5 to get a K5 IIs?Matt--... interested in .... photographs? Heh? Know what a mean? Photographs? (He asked him knowingly). Nudge nudge, snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, say no more, say no more, know what a' mean? Know what a' mean?...
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I've read here and elsewhere many things about the K-5 II vs K-5 IIs.  It's confusing!!I want to upgrade from the K-7 to one of the above due to their reported high ISO performance, less noise, better dynamic range, better AF.  www.dxomark.com has been helpful here.I shoot landscapes, sunsets, macro, events and family portraits.  i keep post processing to a minimum (am still getting a handle on it).  I don't envisage enlargements beyond 16 x 20.  I'm looking to put myself out there in a more...
Hello_Photo
By: Hello_Photo (Nov 26, 2012)
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Picked up my new camera last week. Last night, for the first time, I noticed that the aperture actuator in the camera body makes a brief buzzing noise when I first turn it on, or when it wakes up from sleep mode. With the lens removed, I can see that the aperture actuator moves slightly when this occurs.  The behavior is consistent and repeatable everyone, but I didn't notice it previously.  The actuator still seems to function properly as the lens stops down during exposure or with the...
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