Sample shots from both the K-5 II and IIs. Shame they're not directly comparable.


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Algernon

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 09:36
The best things to show aliasing are roofs and yacht marinas.
Something the manufactures will probably avoid

This Blog site has an article on anti-alias screens:

http://francoismalan.com/2012/07/anti-alias-moire-nikon-d800e/
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johnriley

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 09:56
Quote:
The best things to show aliasing are roofs and yacht marinas.
Something the manufactures will probably avoid

Well, looking at the roof picture using the K-5 IIs, it looks pretty impressive.
Best regards, John

johnriley

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 10:03
I've now looked at the article linked to. It's a symptom of how things can get done on the internet, lots of graphs and technical arguments to show something can't be any good, before it's actually been tried.

We can't actually draw any conclusions yet about the K-5 IIs, we haven't seen one. The images shown in the other link do look very promising. Likewise, we can't compare with what happens with a very old Kodak DSLR and the Nikon D800E as they have very different sensors.

So we shall see, but I'm pretty sure that the Pentax engineers have seen the results and hence the new variation, so we should feel encouraged to expect something interesting.
Best regards, John

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 10:36
The IIs image's look impressive to my eye. Lets not focus on what it CANT do, there'll be enough of that from the canikon crowd!!

DrOrloff

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 10:55
I don't care how good the camera or the lens is, a photo of a deer with its hooves cut off should be consigned to the cyberdustbin.
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 11:06
The hoofless dear was shot at iso 1600, comparing it to my K7 its leaps ahead
Last Edited by bettyswolloks on 03/10/2012 - 11:10

cabstar

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 11:20
That deer shot looks sharp as a pin with a really narrow depth of field.... I'm sold now definitely mkii s for me
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MattMatic

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 11:57
It's a shame they didn't shoot the same scene with the same lens
The closest pair are shots 1 and 5, but shot 1 is K5II with 50-135, while shot 5 is K5IIs with 16-50

That said, the K5IIs certainly does have more bite and detail!

Matt
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Last Edited by MattMatic on 03/10/2012 - 11:59

MarkTaylor

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 13:35
I'm swaying towards the K-5II (without the 's'). I'm not sure I need 'extreme detail'. Extreme low-light, yes. What I'd like to know is, does removing the AA filter let any more light onto the sensor, and if so, is it significant? (1/3-1/2 a stop more light being significant, less and I don't really care).
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Last Edited by MarkTaylor on 03/10/2012 - 13:36

Algernon

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 14:06
No: 6 of the buildings/hotel is quite impressive, but I'd
like to see the same shot from the K5II.... I don't believe
they didn't take one
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Blythman

Link Posted 03/10/2012 - 14:40
These don't tell you a lot about the differences, especially as we don't know how they have been processed.
Alan


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