E-5 vs K-5 ii Locked

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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,440
Re: E-5 vs K-5 vs OM-D

The Pentax K-5 certainly seemed to handle well when I tried it, and is reportedly a very capable. I stayed with Olympus because I liked the out-of-camera colours better, because I already had a decent set of lenses, and also the addictive convenience of the E-3's pivoting LCD. But I really appreciated the smaller size and weight of the Pentax.

You probably should try the OM-D. It has its quirks like too-small buttons, but is is so immensely capable, especially with its superb IS and also its - seldom particularly mentioned- its ability to show you the effects of exposure adjustments, as you make them.  This is really wonderful for such tricky shots as sunsets or for available light and night photography.

I actually like to use my OM-D it alongside my E-5, or in better light, my E-1. In my experience most FT lenses actually work really well with the adapter, especially the older, non-SWD ones and the ones that have firmware fixes like the 70-300 and the panaleica 25 f1.4  The 12f2, 45 f1.8 and 75 f 1.8 are really wonderful (the kit 12-50 is just okay, optically, but does do video well and have a very usable macro range).

It might be a good idea to really check out the very-capable-sounding Pentax wide range zoom against some of these alternatives.

(I guess I'm leaning strongly to Olympus again, but then you ask for such input)

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