D7100 or K-5IIs

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Petroglyph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,051
Re: D7100 or K-5IIs - my assessment

Here is my assessment. I've shot the K5 for two seasons but I've used Nikon digital bodies for about 8 years now. I will be replacing my Nikon backup with a D7100 but not giving up the K5. These are things important to me. YMMV

Best Walk around lens: Nikkor 16-85mm VR, D7100 +1

All metal lighter smaller WR body, K5IIs +1

Bright pentaprism VF, K5IIs +1

9 AF points to focus in -3ev, K5IIs +1

2 SD card slots, D7100 +1

Best FA limited primes, K5IIs +1

Programmable Micro 4/3rds at 16mp w FP spread, D7100 +1

Will write DNG and Raw processing in LR, K5IIs +1

51 pt focus tracking, D7100 +1

Quiet shutter nearly as good as the buttery Canon 6D, K5IIs +1

40 click lens AF micro adjustment, D7100 +1

Automatic minimum shutter speed for variable length lenses, D7100 +1

In body SR, K5IIs +1

Hmm, hurry up and bring out that new APS/C Pentax now that I think about it.

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Sony Alpha a7R II Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro Rokinon 135mm F2.0 Samyang 20mm F1.8
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