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10-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #76
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AF is going to be really difficult to compare between systems without actually taking both and shooting under similar conditions.

I think AF-S is going to be just fine and compatible with the competition

AF-C is the one that will be more critical to have improvement quantified.
I agree with all of that; completely. The post was in response to people who don't have the camera making assertions as to how much or little improvement there is over previous models. Assertions that are somewhat contradictory to those made by people who, albeit for a short time, have actually used the camera.

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And here's some gratuitous camera/lens porn as I happen to have a pair of DA*60-250 lenses at the moment; it made comparing the two bodies that much easier
Now you're just showing off!
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Now you're just showing off!
They're not both mine

Nobody needs two DA*60-250 lenses!
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Nobody needs two DA*60-250 lenses!
What if you want to shoot stereo?.

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Did I miss it, or did you say what lens you got with your K5?

And where did you order yours from?
I pre-ordered it on Sept 24 from Amazon, body only.

As far as the K20D, its got a dual-diagonal split prism screen so it will likely stay glued to the A*400 with a few nights out on the town with a A50/1.4. Or, it might end up permanently on the Macro Rails with a MF Phoenix 100/3.5.

Right now the pics from the K20D still look BETTER than from the K5 because I had 2 years to tune the old cam for WB, JPG processing, and AF adjustments. I won't be posting K-5 pics for a week or two.

The shutter sound seemed oddly familiar....I finally placed it. I owned a Nikon D60 for a week before returning it and going Pentax. The K-5 sounds like the D60 IMO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
They're not both mine

Nobody needs two DA*60-250 lenses!
Ugh ... I would kill to have one. lol.
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
I pre-ordered it on Sept 24 from Amazon, body only.


Right now the pics from the K20D still look BETTER than from the K5 because I had 2 years to tune the old cam for WB, JPG processing, and AF adjustments. I won't be posting K-5 pics for a week or two.
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Thanks for the feedback, Lee.

I fully understand the K20D tweaking. I have K10D bracketed HDR shots from Alaska I wouldn't take anything for.

I'm glad you got the K5 and with your existing gear and tweaking ability you'll be very happy with it.
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Auto-Focus in video mode

Lee, can you please confirm whether or not the K5 will Auto-Focus in video mode using the Pentax AF lenses?

Thanks!

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it wont, this has been answered by Pentax officially.
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Just for your info, the beep alert on the K-5 can be switched on or off. You can also adjust the volume.
That's good. I'd love to turn the beep on my K-7 down.
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That's good. I'd love to turn the beep on my K-7 down.
I like the beep loud and unambiguous
Unless the occasion demands silence, of course.
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What about how the shutter sounds compared to the K-7? I've never had the chance to hear the D60 in action. But is it quieter, smoother, or less conspicuous than the K20D, K-7 or K-x?
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What about how the shutter sounds compared to the K-7? I've never had the chance to hear the D60 in action. But is it quieter, smoother, or less conspicuous than the K20D, K-7 or K-x?
Yes, it's quieter and smoother than the K20D, K-7 and K-x.

It's closest to the K-7, but quieter. I shot them both blind and it was very easy to tell which was which. I asked my wife too, who was about 2 meters away, and she was easily able to tell which was louder. That said, I always thought the K-7 shutter was fairly quiet. It is significantly quieter and smoother than the K-x. As for the K20D, I only recall feeling like the K-7 was a upgrade (shutter-wise) to the K20D, so I can infer that the K-5 must be an improvement there as well.
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it wont, this has been answered by Pentax officially.
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Today, I tested AF speed in my room with incandescent (artificial) lighting. Two camera - K-5 and K20D with Pentax 50-135mm*/2.8. What can I say - very similar AF speed. Maybe K-5 a little bit faster, not critical.

Will keep my K20D when Pentax made Ful Frame camera.
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