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03-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #61
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Interesting... I've updated to 1.13 last week (from 1.12) but didn't really pay attention to the AF... I will do some testing with my 16-50 DA* as it didn't always focus perfectly in low light. We'll see if it's better with 1.13.

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No real difference between 1.12 and 1.13. At least I have not noticed one.
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I upgraded too and DID see an improvement in low light auto-focus but will need more time to evaluate further.

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I downloaded 1.13 last night. Ive not messed much though as it was a bit late lol.
I did however notice a differance. Ive never liked the implemation of the K5, in that,
when you press a button its like there is a stupid delay sumhow. This has always irrated me sumwhat. I found that while I was messing and testing, everything was far quicker to respond. It feels like far more how it should be. A bit like, its no longer thinking about it and just does what you tell it to do ! Even the preveiw seems to come up quicker !
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Since everyone is checking there autofocus ! I think this would be a good time to remind you and to inform those that may not know !
That little red focus square in the centre of your veiwfinder is not the focus sensor !
The sensor itself stretches out to the two semicircles ! Use the circle for focussing not the square !
Sorry this is a tad off topic but its important people know this, as its almost certainly
the biggest cause of oomph pics and so call front and back focus issues !
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yep, AF points actually :-)

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Still no solution to the flash overexposure issue. What the hell are you doing Pentax? This is totally unacceptable!

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I just finished the update. My K5 not only focuses faster (on an average of .000000001 of a second), but will also remotely start my car and allows me to control my neighbor's TV!


Seriously though, I did notice that it took a bit longer to load this update than it did the previous ones. I wonder why? I used the same memory card, and the batteries are both freshly charged.
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Improved AF??? No dis respect but some people experience the Placebo effect...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Seriously though, I did notice that it took a bit longer to load this update than it did the previous ones. I wonder why? I used the same memory card, and the batteries are both freshly charged.
Because each new update included ALL previous one
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Ive tried to spot anymore differances with 1.13 but if they are there im not seeing them.
There are two improvements for certain though. I can now use both types of card if ever the need should arise, and,
my actual button comands are now instant response. The weird delay has gone, thank god.
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Well after the update, I walked quickly around the house testing focusing on items that were so dark I could hardly see them on the screen.
Only a couple of failures and they were objects with almost no contrast.
It was late at night when I installed it.

That was impossible before the update.

I'm really happy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Van Zan Quote
Are you saying it is the circle in the middle rather than the red square when you are using centre point focus?
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even though the K-5 user guide states itself that the center focus point is the circle - see image, I'd rather say it is a cross inside the circle, like in my post you're quoting.
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