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12-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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K-5 with kit lens or without, video issue

Hi folks!

Could you please help me to get clear with a small question before upgrading from k20 to k-5.

So the dilemma is to buy only body or also a kit lens 18-55 WR. All is clear about taking pictures, but how about video - I was told by a seller that only WR lenses alow k-5 to use AF during filming, while other lenses needs to be focused manualy? Is it a serious argument or manual focusing while filming is completely ok ?

Is there anything else that could do WR lens but couldn't others (for example Tam 17-50 which i have in mind as everyday lens)?

12-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by strig Quote
I was told by a seller that only WR lenses alow k-5 to use AF during filming, while other lenses needs to be focused manualy
Change seller because is completly wrong
The WR do not change anything
12-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Lol yup, WR has nothing to do with lens functionality apart from the fact that rain won't damage it.

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12-18-2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!

Thought if 18-55 WR is newer model than 18-55 AL II, it maybe has some greater capabilities except Weather Resistanse

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AL II and WR are said to be optically the same.
12-18-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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I would suggest spending some time with the K-5 manual if you have questions about AF limitations in video mode. The last I heard, AF does not provide active focus in video mode, regardless of lens used. You can download the manual for free from Pentax.


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