E-5 vs K-5 ii Locked

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Craig from Nevada
Craig from Nevada Veteran Member • Posts: 4,349
Re: E-5 vs K-5 ii

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?
Dave P E1 14-54 FL50

You can pick up a used E-30, low shutter count for under $500 (granted not weather sealed).  You have a 14-54mm lens. You can pick up a 50-200mm for $800.  Plastic cover for the e-30--$5.00.  For $1,300 you are good to go.  You have just saved $2k.  Take your E-1 as backup.

If you want to think long-term, well.......Pentax might be a better choice.

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