K5IIs New User


swarf

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 23:15
I've just upgraded to the K5IIs from a K-r - Many thanks to all those who offered their advice and comments to my earlier post seeking guidance.

I've only fired off a few snaps at home so far but VERY impressed at the quality and sharpness of the images compared to the K-r. Focus is also much snappier, especially in low light. The layout is a great improvement for me - all the "important" bits seem to be in the right place, mind you I do have quite small hands - it might be a little tight for those with big fingers.

I bought mine from SRS, the first time I have visited the store. I can only echo what others have said about the quality of their customer service. As customers, I know that we should expect good customer service wherever we shop, but far too few retailers seem to realise that. From my (limited) experience of SRS on-line, and now in person, they certainly get it.

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

My Flikr Page link

johnriley

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 23:22
Fantastic Phil, hope you capture lots of great images.

We'll be keenly waiting for some sample shots as soon as you can get something online. There's Your Photos in the forum and of course the Gallery as well.
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 03/12/2013 - 08:46

wvbarnes

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 23:27
or 'shots' even?

Gravelrash

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 23:30
Same boat...

Moved from K-r to K-5II and similarly impressed.

Would have liked the 'S' but my brain wouldn't let me pay extra for having something absent lol. Perhaps a camera engineer could explain

Anyway...try not to post any amazingly better pictures 'cos the left and right sides of my brain are still fighting over that decision

Steve
Steve

Sometimes I'm serious and sometimes not, but I consider sarcasm an artform. Which is it today?

davidstorm

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 23:39
Congratulations Phil, you will love the K-5iis, it's a great camera.

Regards
David
Flickr

Nicola's Apartments, Kassiopi, Corfu

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

swarf

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 23:44
Bill - well spotted, although I didn't actually notice John's (very funny) typo!

Steve - I know what you mean, but in the end I went with the advice I received here and elsewhere (and the cash-back helped). However, when I do eventually get around to taking an amazing picture, it won't be because of the technology, it'll be because of a creative spark that comes from who knows where!

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

My Flikr Page link

Smeggypants

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 05:01
johnriley wrote:
Fantastic Phil, hope you capture lots of great images.

We'll be keenly waiting for some sample shits as soon as you can get something online. There's Your Photos in the forum and of course the Gallery as well.

Always check your stools!

Make to edit them with Poopershop!




[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
Last Edited by Smeggypants on 03/12/2013 - 05:01

MrB

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 06:20
Smeggypants wrote:

Make to edit them with Poopershop!
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And any that you print can go into your K-5 II S crapbook.

Philip

Algernon

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 08:10
Hard to get them online...... that takes skill

--
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

johnriley

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 08:47
Glad to see the Grown Ups aren't entirely absent, typo corrected.
Best regards, John

Smeggypants

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 10:34
johnriley wrote:
Glad to see the Grown Ups aren't entirely absent, typo corrected.

You should have left it.
[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

MrB

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 11:52
Smeggypants wrote:

You should have left it.

Agree!

Back to the OP, I started with the K-r which was good and now have the K-5II - not the S but, nevertheless, I agree with all your comments in the first post here Phil ("swarf"). I'm sure you will enjoy taking photos even more with your new Pentax - have fun!

Philip
Last Edited by MrB on 03/12/2013 - 11:53

McGregNi

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 15:14
Algernon wrote:
Hard to get them online...... that takes skill --

It would ... be careful not to click on 'Flush' - then they would be gone forever.

In any case, you'd need to check the Terms & Conditions - to find out the recommended maximum size
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

Snappyhoffy

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 23:47
I am sorry, you are all talking s*it. It is the size of the aperture that makes the difference to a great sh*it!

Best we leave it there.....
'Life looks simple through a viewfinder'.....then I went Digital!
Keith
K3 III, DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300, HD 1.4x, AF360

johnriley

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 00:24
Please don't ruin swarf's intro post, hardly a fair welcome.
Best regards, John
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