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10-15-2010, 11:56 AM   #16
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Great news! I'm going to have to sell a kidney or something...

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This is scary ..... care to explain this?

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I think all he's saying is that, if the camera works for him, it doesn't matter what anyone else has to say about speed, features, etc.

If someone wants to find something wrong with the K-5 (or anything else for that matter) they'll find something wrong. Always looking at the glass as empty, not even half-empty.
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It would be great if you could post a short video comparing focusing speed of your da*300 on both cameras. It's been said by some guys who've had a chance to try a k-5, that they didn't notice faster focusing speed with sdm lenses compared to older bodies, so it would be nice if you could prove they were wrong.

Anyway, thanks for the info.
Sorry, I have no experience making and posting video and it would take too much time to learn right now with a new toy tugging at me. But you correct in that it would be interesting to watch.
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I think all he's saying is that, if the camera works for him, it doesn't matter what anyone else has to say about speed, features, etc.

If someone wants to find something wrong with the K-5 (or anything else for that matter) they'll find something wrong. Always looking at the glass as empty, not even half-empty.

You read my mind, maybe even hacked my email

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Did you test it out in the sunlight? or? I would be interested to know how it performs in darker environments

In my rooms where I usually need f1.4 or bigger according to my meter, and putting a 16-50 2.8, it hunts a good 2-3 seconds.
Its dreary here today so my outdoor testing was not sunlight but certainly not dark. If nobody else has posted preliminary focus results after sundown by the time I get to it I will post it back here.
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OH you guys are getting me all excited! Mama can't wait for the preorder to come in!
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So how does the AF lock in the fading afternoon light going into evening?

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Did you test it out in the sunlight? or? I would be interested to know how it performs in darker environments

In my rooms where I usually need f1.4 or bigger according to my meter, and putting a 16-50 2.8, it hunts a good 2-3 seconds.
You got my couriosity up so I took the K20D, K5 and a da16-45/4 to a very dim room with curtains drawn. With the K20D, as I focused near, then far, then near, etc., it closed on the focus and always added 2-4 little movements to complete. The K5 consistantly made just one run to the spot and stopped. I don't know how much faster that is but it feels faster. So, same as bright light results in that there is no little back and forth movement at the end to complete focus.

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Thankssssssss

Thats the deciding factor for me
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Whoa! You're making my mouth water...
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It sounds like we have a winner! I'm all for high ISO, but the fix to the autofocus would be fantastic.
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I wonder how all that focus speed affects the life of the SDM.
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I wonder how all that focus speed affects the life of the SDM.
Well, if it hunts less, life will probably be improved a lot. Constantly switching between forward and backwards puts a toll on the motors. But if it just goes super fast to one spot and stops, that won't put a toll on the motor, electric motors have no problem accelerating or deaccelerating.
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Lets see some predictive AF tests compared to the K-r and the D300s ! :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by jheu02 Quote
I think all he's saying is that, if the camera works for him, it doesn't matter what anyone else has to say about speed, features, etc.

If someone wants to find something wrong with the K-5 (or anything else for that matter) they'll find something wrong. Always looking at the glass as empty, not even half-empty.
Yeah ! That's more like it! You've nailed it I think... Thanks!

I've actually drafted a survey, not to be posted yet, about K5 complaints from non-owners ...

Cheers.

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