Pentax K-5 II

Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor

I have a complicated relationship with the K-5ii. Maybe writing a review will help straighten things out. With a camera as generally competent as the K-5ii subjective impressions are going to count for a lot, and little complaints get magnified. Well, fine ... but there is a level of expectation set by the competition, and what Nikon can field must reasonably be taken as a yardstick by which the Pentax will be forced to measure against. I have one major complaint about my K-5ii: the ...

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Coming from canon it was not such a change having had pentax before, although some things i dont like, there are lots i do, good lens weather sealing helps, had Dust it appears that was disappointing but a quick rocket blower and manual strikes via the menu sorted it. I would be very interested in a FF when ever it arrives, but for now more than happy with the K-5II, the AF is not as fast as the canon 6D, but something i can live with.  :D

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My history with Pentax starts with the Pentax Super Program - film 35mm SLR, then the K100d, the K10d and now the K5 II.  I've only had the K5 II for a few days (150 photos). I've used the following lenses so far: Pentax 50mm/f1.4 and 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Tamron 28-75mm/f2.8 (my favorite IQ of my lot) and 28-300mm/f3.5-6.3, Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5.  None have internal motors. I got the K5 II for $893. Comparing the K5 II to the K10d: It's comfortable to use even though it is quite smaller.  So far ...

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