What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
robbo d
robbo d Senior Member • Posts: 2,633
Re: What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

I have the K5IIs.............


IQ, especially in RAW files, great Dynamic range, battery life excellent, Can focus on a black hole in a dark universe.......so good in low light.

Great ergonomics.

I am using the Metz 58 flash at the moment and looks great so far............no issues with bounce or diffused light


Write speed is generally slow even with a fast card, almost as if it needs to warm up(I shoot mainly RAW), then after a while it's writing instantly (bizarre?) ....maybe I need to look at firmware updates....

Research your lens AF speeds. 18-135 is noted as being quick, but the 50-135 is a bit of a slouch, but my Sigma's seem quick enough. (17-50 f2.8 is an absolute peach!!)

 robbo d's gear list:robbo d's gear list
Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax K-3 Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF) +14 more
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