E-5 vs K-5 ii Locked

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Re: E-5 vs K-5 ii

fiolmattias wrote:

audiobomber wrote:

Jolly Oly wrote:

If your E-1 successor has to have a mirror, then I can't see a better APS-C body than the Pentax K-5(II). Just don't forget there is nothing like 12-60 and 50-200 Zuikos in Pentax world.

The Pentax DA*60-250mm is fully the equal of the 50-200. Read the reviews at Photozone.

Not in AF-speed, which you would know if you tried both.

I haven't tried both, but Photozone has:


Just like its Canon and Nikon counterparts the Pentax' "Supersonic Dynamic" (SDM) takes advantage of ultrasonic waves to drive AF operations. The AF speed is relatively high although not substantially faster than a conventional screw-driven AF lens.  If you listen hard you may notice a high frequency noise during operations but this is really not relevant in real world situations. Full time manual focusing, Pentax calls it "Quick Shift", is available in one-shot AF mode.


As mentioned the Zuiko relies on Olympus' new SWD AF for focusing. Typical for such ultrasonic-driven motors the AF operations are virtually silent. Usually (although not always) there's also a AF speed advantage compared to conventional AF motors - this is certainly true compared to its predecessor. In absolute terms the AF is very good but not quite as fast as on the Zuiko 12-60mm and about comparable to competing products. Full time manual focusing in single AF mode is possible.

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