finally upgraded the k10


Mongoose

Link Posted 29/12/2013 - 16:29
To a k5ii! Much deliberation went into whether to stretch to the k3 but ultimately I concluded that it was better to save some on the body and buy glass, so I am now the proud owner of a k5ii and a da35 f2.4. So far I couldn't be happier with both. The SAFOX X focusing system is magic, it locks quickly and with very little fus even in near darkness.

I loved my k10, but the k5ii is like night and day.

In a related matter, if anyone is looking for an astro lens, I happen to know that Chris@SRS has just come into possession of a very fine Tamron 300 f2.8.
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 29/12/2013 - 17:13
I still like to use my K10 every so often, I think its the best body design, especially with the grip attached
The II and the 35 2.4 sound like the perfect combination. I recently deliberated between the 35 and the 50 1.8, for me the 50 won out but I'm sure I'll end up with the 35 soon
Look forward to seeing some shots from you soon
I'm only 4fut3, but I look a lot bigger from a distance

Nikon D600, 18-55, 50 F1.8, Sigma 70-200 HSM,180macro.
MZ-7, K-10,K-7, all gripped.
Pentax 35 28-80
Sigma 50 EX Macro.
A sexy little Q with 8.5mm Prime.
And a cup with a gorrila on it, it's also chipped a little, but holds tea perfectly well.

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Last Edited by bettyswolloks on 29/12/2013 - 17:14

Mongoose

Link Posted 29/12/2013 - 17:24
I've got an fa 50 1.4 so didn't need the da 1.8, I would have been tempted otherwise. I know what you mean aboutthe k10 ergonomics but I'm already falling in love with the way the k5 sits in my hand and the 35 is a dream of a lens, seems to be pin sharp from wide open.

Can't wait to put it through its paces properly and post some results.
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sterretje

Link Posted 29/12/2013 - 19:33
Congratulations. I went from the K10D to a K5 and can feel your happiness.
Pentax K10D + Vivitar 55/2.8 macro + Super Takumar 55/1.8 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 85/1.8 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 135/3.5 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 200/4 + Super Takumar 300/4
Pentax K100D + DA18-55ALII + DA55-300
Pentax K5 + FA31Ltd + M50/1.7 + DFA100WR + M120/2.8 (+ DA18-55WR at occasion)
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