What is your favorite second camera if you already have K5 or K3?

Started Oct 19, 2016 | Discussions thread
DDWD10
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Re: What is your favorite second camera if you already have K5 or K3?

audiobomber wrote:

DDWD10 wrote:

Panasonic LX100. I take it along hiking and out-and-about. The image quality compares pretty well to my K-5 IIs + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 as long as you don't push the shadows too hard in post.

There is a one stop difference in noise performance between the LX100 and K-5 IIs (ISO 553 vs. ISO 1208)

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100-versus-Pentax-K-5-IIs___981_830

For me, the dynamic range performance of the LX100 is the bigger detriment.  The noise I can work around, thanks to the fast lens on the LX100 (f/1.7 vs f/2.8 on the Tammy on the wide end of each), but heavily-boosted shadows are green and grainy on the LX100.  I have to be a little more careful nailing the exposure.

 DDWD10's gear list:DDWD10's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Pentax Q Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Pentax 01 Standard Prime +7 more
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