Pentax K-5 II

Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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il_alexk
By: il_alexk (1 week ago)
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Since moving to m4/3, I'm using my K5 only with Tamron 70-200/2.8. It's a fantastic combo when AF hits the target, however the consistency of the AF is rather disappointing, especially when shooting at f2.8-3.5 in non-perfect lighting conditions. I do know that the K5II AF is a major step forward compared to K5, however I would like to ask the owners of the K5II/s and Tamron 70-200mm about their experience and if they see a noticeable improvement over K5 with this particular lens. Do you...
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About a year ago, I purchased a Pentax K-5 II with 18-135 mm lens after using a Canon A710 since 2006. Perhaps it is the multitude of new settings on this camera compared to the Canon, or perhaps it is because I am still a beginner, but I cannot seem to get my pictures to be sharp at all four corners in addition to the center--basically, simply sharp everywhere. I do not recall this being much of a problem with the Canon, though admittedly I have much higher expectations for this camera, and...
Phil_Rose
By: Phil_Rose (6 months ago)
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Hi all, I have a D-L190 battery that, when I put it on the charger, the charger light flashes. Is it time to discard the battery? Thanks for any help! Phil --I like turtles.www.philrosephoto.com
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Hi all, I live in the bush in Africa and and my requirements are for a Tough (with a purposeful capital T) camera that can handle high ISO. I particularly shoot 'street' and portrait. (Street in inverted commas because actual streets are in short supply). I have been shooting Pentax for about 7 years and they are tough as nails. The K II is serving me well but for one thing, I cannot get satisfactorily sharp shots with the lens setups I have. (Since you ask, yes I have been careful. I locked...
ranger17
By: ranger17 (7 months ago)
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Have a ME Super which I haven't used in about 10 years when I switched to a point and shoot. Want to make the move to a DSLR. Debating between and K50 & K5 II or IIs. Prefer to save money for more lenses and accessories than move up to a K3. I mostly like doing outdoor photography -landscape/scenic shots and close ups of flowers/bugs. Still have my Tokina 50 – 200 mm lens with a 2X converter. Looking for  anice macro lens. Are the kit lenses worthwhile? Should I be considering a different...
waxwaine
By: waxwaine (8 months ago)
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Hi community. Recently I receive a little "reward gift" card from BH, and I am wondering wich accesory should I add to my K-5II or Q, for less than us90. Maybe a little silly post since everyone gives personal value to accesories, but, anyway, nothing get lost asking, ha? This my main list: 1.- Original K-5II backup battery. 2.- Third party K-5II battery grip. I´m not interested on spend us200 on the original one (I have never used one, so I don´t know if I would like it or not). 3.- Toshiba...
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I attempt a lot of landscape photos--trying to hit the light right to make some of those images special. I've been using ACDSee Pro 6 for about a year, with OK results. I'm still learning a lot about the program but I enjoy the process (so to speak). As a result of my interest in these landscape images, I tend to have a fair number that have a "split histogram", with two lobes--one clustered in the shadows and one clustered in mid-/high-lights. These are low light shots that I'm generally...
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Hi all, I waffled through the Black Friday deals on a new K5II and as you know, they're going fast. I ended up buying a used one from B & H, whom I've always had good service from. The one I bought was rated as a 9 ("shows signs of use but very clean"). The camera arrived today via UPS. On inspection, I noticed the hot shoe has a missing contact, shown in the lousy picture below. (The EXIF data is wrong for this picture; it must be set wrong in my P & S camera). I paid more than the camera...
Brock06
By: Brock06 (9 months ago)
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HELP!! I recently upgraded to a K5 II from a K10d.   I run Lightroom 3.6 on Windows XP (so can't upgrade to current LR version). Problem is, LR 3.6 won't read RAW files from the K5 II. Tried switching to DNG format, but still not seeing the files in LR. Been searching the net, but can't find a solution. Can anyone help? Thanks all. --Proud Pentax Owner
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Hello, I'm on the fence to upgrade from K20D to K-5 II or K-3. I'm running into the limits of my K20D when I try to take pictures of people dancing salsa at parties. My setup is K20D, Metz Mecablitz 50 AF-1 and DA SMC 16-45 f/4. The venues are dark. (1/6 sec F/4 ISO 1600 without flash) When taking portraits of standing or sitting guests the autofocus takes seconds to lock, even when using the red focus light on the Metz 50 AF-1. It bothers me but I can live with that. Taking shots of dancing...
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