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11-10-2010, 10:23 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K5 after 10K

Ok After almost 10,000 Shutter count and about 3 weeks the K5 is holding up well.
Things I like:
AF speed
ISO/noise (Esp at/above 3200 till 12800)
Auto WB
Jpg Quality
DR is AMAZING!

Things I dislike:
no 1/250 xsync

Things I HATE:
Progressive Buffer (Higher ISO, smaller the Buffer) at 12800 I get 5-6framesn (In both jpg or RAW)
No Voice-memo (The damn thing has a mic, hell my Point and shoots can do this, Come ON!)

Things I expect to see fixed in soon to be released firmware update:
Buffer


Proof the Camera is better than the lens: My 16-50 AF speed/lock-on sux on it compared to any other lens old or new

Good Battery Life. Huge Files, Buffer Sucks! (OOPS Did I already say that)

DXO has it (the sensor) tied for 6th place really with only the D3s really beating it in the 35mm-ish size arena, Amazing

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Wow. 10k actuations in 3 weeks...

I've had my K-x for over a year, shooting something every day, and yet I have only clocked up about 6000 shutter actuations.

I feel so inadequate. I must be doing something wrong.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrendanPK Quote
Ok After almost 10,000 Shutter count and about 3 weeks the K5 is holding up well.
Things I like:
AF speed
How many of the 10K shots end up with accurate focus?
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Shouldn't 1/250 sync essentially be a moot point with ISO 80 available now?

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Ok After almost 10,000 Shutter count and about 3 weeks the K5 is holding up well.
Assuming a full three weeks and dead on 10,000 shutter count.
Accounting for 8 hours sleep per day, not stopping for food or bathing etc.. That's 30 actuations per hour.
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Perhaps the firmware may help the buffer issue, but voice memo? What on earth for?
You've been gunning fast with your K-5... any sign of slowing down? At this rate you'll hit the shutter's expected life span in under 8 months...
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QuoteOriginally posted by sledger Quote
Assuming a full three weeks and dead on 10,000 shutter count.
Accounting for 8 hours sleep per day, not stopping for food or bathing etc.. That's 30 actuations per hour.
Damn...I have that many in like a year, I don't shoot fast though. To the other guy, nah you aren't doing anything wrong most likely.
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Thanks for the post Brendan

with the high shutter count and a dislike of the high ISO progressive buffer .. I assume you shoot sports or motor sports?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sledger Quote
Assuming a full three weeks and dead on 10,000 shutter count.
Accounting for 8 hours sleep per day, not stopping for food or bathing etc.. That's 30 actuations per hour.
Thats crazy!
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Does the image count restarts after 10000 like previous cameras? Would be a disappointment for me then.

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Bremdam if you make 10k actuation in 3 weeks in a regular basis, I would be curious to know why you are not using a camera with a pro grade shutter (like a D3sthg or 1D)?
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What on earth have you been shooting to do 10,000 shutter activations in a week? My curiousity is dieing to know
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote
Bremdam if you make 10k actuation in 3 weeks in a regular basis, I would be curious to know why you are not using a camera with a pro grade shutter (like a D3sthg or 1D)?
Yeah and it cost a lot to fix/replace a shutter right?
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If I remember well Canon offers one free exchange of shutter on their pro grade camera. Considering the prices of the Pentax sav in France i am not sure it will be cheaper.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BrendanPK Quote
Ok After almost 10,000 Shutter count and about 3 weeks the K5 is holding up well.

Good Battery Life. Huge Files, Buffer Sucks! (OOPS Did I already say that)

How long does the battery usually last (without using any flash)? Do you use a battery pack? And also, how large are the raw files? PEF or DNG?

10,000 clicks... wow... that's probably more than I've done since I started shooting around the year 2000... and in THREE WEEKS!
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