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Buy one ASAP,
This review is from: Pentax 12049 K-5 IIs DSLR Camera Body Only - Black (16MP, CMOS Sensor) 3 inch LCD (Camera)
It's certainly everything I've ever wanted in an aps-c. Low-light AF is superb. It feels great in the hand and also feels rugged and has some weight to it. It feels well balanced even with a teeny 50/1.7 mounted and all the controls are where you want them to be. High ISO is great, however shadow noise is noticable at ISO 12800+, I can pull off clean shots at 10k ISO with all that lovely aa-less image quality left. Speaking of IQ, it is quite a jump for pixel peepers like me. Hairs and specks look more defined. JPGs are surprisingly good for a Pentax, which is good for people who can't afford giant cards . SR is also working its magic better than ever, I'm handholding a 50 at 1/5 no problemo. I will update this review with some shots later, but let me say that I truly think that this is the best aps-c out there and will be for time to come. I've never used something that just felt natural like this
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Initial post: 23 Oct 2013, 19:42:33 BST
Z. XIANG says:
hello,i saw your comment and also pay interest on this digital camera,but there are some question confusing me to make the final decision because it doesn't match between the photos and the description below.The photos are pentax k5 iis but the description of the product is like pentax k5 ii,so i don't quite know which is more accurate,and i hope you can give me some suggestions as you are the only buyer, thank you very much and look forward to your reply.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014, 05:00:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2014, 05:00:32 GMT
I know it can be confusing. k5ii and k5iis is the same camera, except that the anti-laiasing filter is missing on the latter. It does not matter which if the cameras you buy.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2014, 22:58:40 BST
A. J. Lee says:
If it doesn't matter which one you buy, then why are tere two versions.. What matters is that the K-5IIs, has the sharper image quality, due to the anti-aliasing filter not being fitted. Anti aliasing filters are fine for your average joe, but they reduce the sharpness of ALL images, no matter how good your lens or focussing, it a fact of life. The removal of said filter, removes the possibility of this slight blurring and the end result is shaper images and very noticeably sharper too. However, some people do not like that, some even say too sharp. As for me, I love the fact that rather than try to sharpen images, to remove said blurring, I find it much better to be able to slightly blur any overly sharp images, which in my experience, has never actually been necessary. So images taken with the K-5IIs being passed off as those taken with the K-5II, is blatant false advertising.. It happens way too often in many reviews and you should do plenty of research before splashing your cash, unless you have unlimited funds, then of course you can buy both and just throw away the one that you don't like
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