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K-5 Mk II


Link Posted 09/09/2012 - 12:25

I'm very pleased they haven't dumped such a winning body design - VERY!


Also the new Pentax Q (called the Q10)
Last Edited by SteveLedger on 09/09/2012 - 12:25


Link Posted 09/09/2012 - 12:45


Link Posted 09/09/2012 - 12:48
And PF seem to disgree

We'll see.
They repeated the K-7 as the K-5, so why not a K-5 II?
Makes perfect sense to me. Wouldn't be the first dSLR manufacturer to do so.


Link Posted 09/09/2012 - 21:04
A K-5 MkII makes perfect sense. Pentax grabbed a lot of attention with the K-5 compared to previous DSLR models. The K-5 earned a reputation for being a great camera. Naming the successor K-5 mkII will give them a good starting point to build on that reputation.

IF there is any truth in this rumour it also suggests a significant expansion to the number of models in the range, but this is something Pentax have previously hinted at so not really a surprise. Presumably there will be a low end model below the K-30, then the K-5 mkII, then the even higher end (24mp?) K-3. A four model DSLR range for Pentax for the first time.

Personally I welcome this, I would be more likely to go for a K-5 mkII than a K-3, as I don't want or need 24mp.
My Flickr Pentax K-5 K-5 II Sigma 8-16mm F/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD ASL SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F/2.8 ED [IF] SDM SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F/4-5.8 ED SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] WR Vivitar 100mm F/3.5 Macro AF Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2
Last Edited by MarkTaylor on 09/09/2012 - 21:05


Link Posted 09/09/2012 - 21:17
Whatever they bring out, I hope they fix the lens release button problem!!!!!!!
My new website:link


Link Posted 09/09/2012 - 23:32
So just maybe the alleged K-3 is an FF model???
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 10:58

Also, new Q and lenses:


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 11:00

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Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 11:03
Facebook link doesn't work for me.

John K


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 11:05
They just pulled all the images! I wonder whether they've been hacked and it's all a fake, or perhaps they've just been told off for leaking the new images early!


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 11:15
Seems the photos were removed from the Facebook page


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 21:26
I wouldn't be surprised if the K5 II is real, but I think after two years they need to bring out something better than a simple upgrade. I'd be surprised if there's nothing with the Sony 24MP sensor in it.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 21:44
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I'd be surprised if there's nothing with the Sony 24MP sensor in it.

I'm beginning to think that Pentax should have used the 24MP sensor in the K30 - that would have been a shot across the bows of Canikon


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 21:50
IMO A Pentax K-5 II would make a lot of sense, the K5 is already a great camera. I think that it would also add to the value of the brand, as used K-5s would keep their value.

But then a K-3 with 24 MP would be quite near in market position.....

I am with Smeggy on this: Maybe they opted to keep an improved K-5 as a low-cost upgrade so they could invest in something else.....

Pentax Photo Gallery


Link Posted 10/09/2012 - 21:54
I hope currys stock these, I have a big voucher to spend with them....
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

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