Pentax K-5 IIs
Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3″ screen | APS-C sensor
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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...
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......
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?...
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...