So is the K5II And K5IIS Worth buying ?


puma

Link Posted 24/09/2012 - 21:02
So is So is the K5II And K5IIS worth buying??? see link

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Last Edited by puma on 24/09/2012 - 21:05

dougf8

Link Posted 24/09/2012 - 21:16
Too SAFOXXAFing right it is!
Lurking is shirking.!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 25/09/2012 - 08:24
I struggled to listen to and watch that Video. Terrible presenting voice, badly delivered and badly edited. Bring back Kai from Digital Rev Cam.
[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

Algernon

Link Posted 25/09/2012 - 09:22
I would hate to live with people who talk like that!
I don't care for Kai, but at least he's voice isn't irritating
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Last Edited by Algernon on 25/09/2012 - 09:23

Timmy2Knocks

Link Posted 30/09/2012 - 12:38
Do you think he is reading from a script?

davidstorm

Link Posted 30/09/2012 - 14:12
I think this has gone a bit off topic - Shaun's question was "Is the K5II and K5IIS worth buying?", not "how good was the presenter on the video".

I can't comment as I haven't used either but what does everyone else think?

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David
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JohnX

Link Posted 30/09/2012 - 15:11
Yes, but then I'm still using/happy with my K20D.

Notwithstanding the potential issues with moire patterns, I'm leaning towards the IQ benefits of the K-5 IIs

johnriley

Link Posted 30/09/2012 - 16:08
Going back to the original question, it probably depends on what we are using now. If we have the K-5, maybe not such a jump unless we find out that the pereformance is staggeringly better or the K-5 IIs gives massively better image quality.

From the K20D or earlier, then yes, it must be worth the jump because the K-5 is already.
Best regards, John

Smeggypants

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 00:40
I guess the answer to the question is how wealthy you are. Someone well off wouldn't find it a problem replacing their K-5 with a K-5II.
[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

Smeggypants

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 00:40
JohnX wrote:
Yes, but then I'm still using/happy with my K20D.

Notwithstanding the potential issues with moire patterns, I'm leaning towards the IQ benefits of the K-5 IIs

You can get rid off Moirse in Lightroom



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[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

JohnX

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 08:07
Smeggypants wrote:
JohnX wrote:
Yes, but then I'm still using/happy with my K20D.

Notwithstanding the potential issues with moire patterns, I'm leaning towards the IQ benefits of the K-5 IIs

You can get rid off Moirse in Lightroom



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I'm a lazy and simple tog, however. It's bad enough having to buy the kit then take it somewhere to use it!

In extreme I just want to compose the shot then let the camera do the work. If it gets it wrong, then I expect software to correct the problem with just one click of a button
Last Edited by JohnX on 01/10/2012 - 08:11

Algernon

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 09:21
Go faster stripes are a lot cheaper!

Now I have a Sony TV..... would I be better with a Panasonic!
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 09:21
I intend to upgrade my trusty 7 to a 5 IIs if the AA filter does take away a little sharpness and, as Smeggy says, the moire can be fixed in software, providing it appears in the shot in the first place. There are a list of valid reasons for me to make the jump. And besides I've almost worn my 7 out, it must be up and around 90,000 actuations by now
And still going strong
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Last Edited by SteveEveritt on 01/10/2012 - 09:22

MarkTaylor

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 18:35
I'm not looking to replace my K-5 but I have been wanting to get a second body for some time and the K-5II looks like it fits the bill perfectly. Actually it would be my primary body and the K-5 would become the secondary. The only thing I ever really griped about with my K-5 was the low-light AF performance and it looks like they have addressed that.
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cabstar

Link Posted 01/10/2012 - 21:45
Can't believe my year old k-5 is going to be a back up body in just a months time....
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