Pentax K-5 IIs

Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello, everyone!I first started my DSLR journey with a K-30 in 2013 and it has been my loyal travel companion since then. Unfortunately, there has been some issue with its aperture in all modes except Manual. I discovered this in April, a month before my last summer trip, and the shutter count at that time was less than 4000. As I shot landscape in Manual most of the time on my holiday, it wasn't a problem until I gave wildlife a try. Every shot I took in Av and Tv modes was pitch black and...
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Hello, During a recent hiking trip I have managed to damage my K-5 IIs with water. I had it in my backpack which also has a hydration system. The backpack was on the rear seat of the car for some 30 to 45 minutes. It looks like the I did not fit the hydration system cap well and the water started to slowly leak onto the camera, about 1l, maybe more. When I reached the starting point of the hike I noticed the back seat was wet. I got the camera out and despite the weather seal a lot of water...
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I need some professional advice about upgrading my camera gear. I am struggling to decide between getting a 4/3, DSLR, or bridge-style camera. My wife and I own a dance studio, so I need a good camera to take photos and videos of our dancers performing at theaters. Basically, I need a camera and lens set-up that is great for shooting fast action in low light. My challenge is I have a budget of $1000 (Canadian). These are the options I am considering: a bridge/compact camera: Sony RX100,...
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I am interested in buying a Pentax DSLR, K3 II or anything else.  Since I am fine with APS-C sized sensor, and 16MP or higher, I can choose just about any of the currently available Pentaxii.  However I do want to do some simple videography with my choice, also. Which one gives the best video?  The K-5 IIs?  The K-S2?  Or have there been any reviews of the K-3 II that review its video quality...? I am going to use this camera while traveling, so, want to avoid the expense and weight of taking...
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I am a K-30 and K-M user and am thinking of upgrading. The K-S2 seems to be a feasible choice but the current price of the K-5 iis is quite attractive compared to the K-S2. I've heard that the K-5 IIs has better sharpness than the K-30 due to the lacking of the low pass filter. Also high ISO performance is better as well. I've held the K-5 original before and have to say the overall construction of the body is way better than the K-30, but heavier as well. The K-S2 obviously has all the...
By: komex (Mar 25, 2015)
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Hi all, Pentax K-5 IIs or Nikon D5500 both bodies are the same price at the moment weather sealing aside, which one do you think is better for general still photography - i never use video looking at either one with the tamron 17-50 f2.8 as a solo lens to work with first that lens seems to get good raves for the pricepoint.... i have read reviews on k52s and d5500 and i am still up in the air.... is the viewfinder a deal breaker cheers and thanks in advance
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Every sensor is different regarding the filter stack, microlenses, etc. I'm no optical engineer, but I do know that the same lens can perform differently on different sensors. Can anyone comment on how the DA 14 appears to be doing on the higher-MP Pentax bodies? The DA 15 seemed fine on the K10, but is now had its reputation somewhat sullied lately by very soft edges on the k5 and later bodies. Has the DA 14 held up any better, or does the criticism "soft wide open" still apply? Matt --......
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I have been using my new K-5 IIs for 4 months now and never had a problem with pushing SD card in or getting it out. Today it suddenly doesn't want to get out of the camera. Looks like I put little bit more pressure last night. When I press the card, nothing happens. I don't feel the click after which I release the pressure and let the card eject. Any ideas here? I don't want to damage the card or the card slot trying to do something stupid. -- RonakFlickr -...
By: Angus gold (Nov 7, 2014)
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I just bought a body-only K5-IIs.  Among Pentax AF lenses, what would you recommend as a first lens for these amounts to spend:  0-$200, $300-400, $500-900?
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I have just bought this camera, and up until now, with other cameras, I have found Photo Ninja to offer the best raw conversions right out of the box, compared to Aperture (next in line), DXO (next best), and Lightroom (4th best). I realize that all of these can be tweaked to achieve the same output, but PN gives me the results with the least effort.  All I have to do is tell it that I want a landscape preset or a portrait preset, and everything else I want done can be done to the resulting...
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