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Old Dec 22, 2014, 7:42 PM   #1
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Default New K5 IIs replacement for K30

The new K5 IIs arrived via FedEx before breakfast (no big deal, I'm not a morning person anymore). But I was surprised, having just ordered it from Buydig last Friday.

I think my first and very favorable impressions is how quiet the shutter is compared to the K30, K20, K100. Next is it's sharpness. I think I'm going to like it.

Here are some samples, right out of the camera, just resized. Nothing special, I have a learning curve to climb.

(Pioneer CS-99 and CS-a500 Speakers)

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Old Dec 22, 2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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I was saddened to hear of his passing, he was an interesting talent.

Glad you are enjoying the K5IIs - not having the AA filter is so cool - there's a sharpness/crispness to the photos that I find very pleasing. When I was looking at comparisons, it didn't seem like there was a huge difference, but once I looked at my own pictures, I was very pleasantly surprised at just how much I did gain.

Don't be afraid to lighten the shadows - you can recoup a ton of detail before you get any noise. And I always loved shooting with ISO 80.
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Old Dec 23, 2014, 3:19 PM   #3
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Really nice photos! Congratulations for the new camera. Enjoy
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Old Dec 23, 2014, 9:19 PM   #4
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Congratulations, Jim! I know you'll enjoy the K-5 IIs. Nice early shots. And Merry Christmas!
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Old Dec 24, 2014, 9:50 AM   #5
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Congrats, looking good

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Congrats..looks like you are going to enjoy it
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