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04-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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FF Issue?

I'm sorry if this sounds stupid but waht is the FF issue I'm reading about?Hoping to pick up a K-5 this weekend and am aware of the stain issue and how to test for it but what is the FF issue?As you can tell I'm a newbie but trying to learn.

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Don't worry about it. Buy your k-5 with confidence that it will take great pictures.
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The sensor stain issue is hanging around like a bad smell isn't it. Can PENTAX ever rid itself of this stigma? Perhaps they should rename this model to PENTAX K-5 SF (stain free) from now on.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
The sensor stain issue is hanging around like a bad smell isn't it. Can PENTAX ever rid itself of this stigma? Perhaps they should rename this model to PENTAX K-5 SF (stain free) from now on.

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K-5 SF -> stain free
K-5 SF -> super focus



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Someone better qualified than me might give a fuller answer, but basically the issue of FF (Front Focus) is when the automatic focus appears to lock on to the subject but in fact is focussed on an area a bit in front of the actual subject. The issue is not confined to Pentax by any means. The K5 allows you to adjust (micro-adjust!) the AF settings for each lens. The angst with the K5 is that a number of users have found that in low-level tungsten light the AF is quite erratic: any micro-adjustment might only solve the problem at one focal length or one light level. Upgrading to firmware 1.03 made a number of users happy but left a number of others still unhappy. Hopefully 1.04 will see everyone happy. If it was to be a problem for you, just use liveview until it is fixed.
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Thanks guys.I won't worry about it then.I guess all cameras have their quirks.
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My first K-5 had the front focussing at low light problem which V1.03 did not fix. I got it replaced with a 4xxxxxx serial number copy and 1.03 did fix the front focussing. 2 days later I bought a 2nd K-5, also 4xxxxxxserial number and that is fine to0. Both take great pics. You should be OK now.
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