The Pentax K-5 IIs has dropped $200 in price from $1,196.95 to $996.95. You can also get “Buy Together & Save” deals with certain Pentax lenses. Additionally, B&H is offering 4% rewards and free shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Pentax has issued a firmware update for the K-5 II and K-5 IIs. Firmware version 1.01 provides the following updates and fixes:
- Enabled contrast adjustment on Monitor.
(Added [contrast ]on [LCD setting ]menu)
- Improved stability for general performance.
You can download the update from Pentax’s website.
I haven’t really used a K-mount camera that much since my old Ricoh KR-5 Super II that I used religiously a couple decades ago as my first SLR camera. As a result, my exposure to Pentax gear is generally limited to what I see at trade shows. Stepping aside . . . ain’t it a bit ironic that Ricoh now owns Pentax when it previously used Pentax’s K-mount to make K1000 clones like the KR-5 Super II?
With that nostalgia out of the way, I took a closer look at the new Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs at the Pentax booth at PhotoPlus 2012. At first blush, I love the way the camera feels in the hand, along with a very intuitive control and menu scheme. [click to continue…]
Pentax finally took the wraps off the previously leaked, K-5 II and K-5 IIs DSLRs. The K-5 II and K-5 IIs replace the popular K-5, which launched in October 2010. Both DSLRs sport a 16.28MP APS-C format CMOS sensor, while the K-5 IIs is offered without an anti-aliasing filter. [click to continue…]
Along with the new Pentax Q10, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs DSLRs have leaked out ahead of their official announcement this week prior to Photokina 2012. The K-5 II and K-5 IIs should serve as replacements for the current Pentax K5. [click to continue…]