Shooting sports and other things with the K5IIs...

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
mark dimo
OP mark dimo Senior Member • Posts: 1,978
Re: What other lenses?

Mr Jam wrote:

With your comments I will take another look into this.  I am sure Pentax will further improve the autofocus system in their new models now that they have figured it out.

When compared with the original K5,  the II definitely has improvements.  It yields better performance when the subject is moving at moderate speeds.  When it gets really challenging and the change in distance is rapid,  only a handful of cameras can cope with that scenario.

Can the K5II handle most sports shooters needs?  Definitely yes, but it will have its challenges tracking when the subject is at extreme speeds. Keep in mind that the performance characteristics and steep price of a Mark IV or D4 are priced for a reason.  If the lower model 7d performed as well as the Mark IV,  there would  be little need to make such a large investment.

I just make the argument,  that this recent release of the II is finally a camera where little excuse has to be made.   The camera is rugged, fast, and can do the job when mated with fundamental skill.

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