B&H has the Pentax K-5 IIS for $596.95 (reg. $896.95) through October 31. The deal also includes the Pentax D-BG4 battery grip and a SanDisk 64GB SDXC card. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
- 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. [Read more…]