K70 first observations

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BrianC Veteran Member • Posts: 4,730
K70 first observations

I like the grip. Even deeper than K5iis and easier to carry one handed even with 60-250.

Back button focus is more convenient to use one handed.

Control wheel is smaller and more reset than the K5 and therefore not as easy to accidentally turn it while operating the camera. I was constantly changing aperture on the K5 without knowing it.

I am struggling with the focus peaking. It seems I get a sharper photo when I use auto. That is something I will have to figure out.

I found that I cannot change the ISO looking through the viewfinder with the articulating screen in the closed position.

I wish I didn't have to go into the menu to change to continuous focus.

I haven't really looked at the manual year. This is just initial findings.

Battery usage is terrible. I purchased a couple 3rd party batteries, and although I've had good luck in the past, these don't hold a charge. I didn't Always have to carry a battery with the K5.

It didn't come with camera to computer cable

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Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8 HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR +1 more
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