E-5 vs K-5 ii Locked

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dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
If you posted this question in the Pentax forum would ... (Blue Footed Boobie pic')

If you posted this question in the Pentax forum would everyone recommend the Olympus E-5 over the K5II?

The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.

It's funny how so many posts here recommend micro 4/3 lenses as a meaningful alternative to Olympus HG and SHG DSLR lenses when the OP asked about the E-5 versus the K5II. None of the m4/3 zooms match the IQ of 4/3 HG zooms like the 14-54, 11-22 or 50-200. Some recommend the OM-D with 2 or 3 expensive m4/3 zooms and 3 primes as a way to save money and carry less weight. The OM-D costs $1300 with a grip. Add $160 for the m4/3 to 4/3 lens adapter. And 3 primes to match one 4/3 HG zoom is not a good way to save money and weight or simplify shooting.

In Galapagos Island nature preserves you have to stay on the established foot paths so zooming with your feet is often not an option but zooming with the lens is.

When I went to Galapagos I was shooting with the Olympus C-8080 and 28-140 mm lens.

Blue-Footed Boobies in a rare wet year with two juveniles in every nest

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Olympus E-330 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +7 more
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