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10-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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how do I initiate the feature?

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The K-5's max framerate is 7FPS, which you can achieve in the continuous drive mode with AF set to release priority or disabled.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
how do I initiate the feature?
Turn on "Continuous Hi" in drive mode. Disable all in camera corrections, manual focus and make sure your shutter speed is 0.125 of a second or faster, that should do it.
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Turn on "Continuous Hi" in drive mode. Disable all in camera corrections, manual focus and make sure your shutter speed is 0.125 of a second or faster, that should do it.
Do all of that, plus shoot JPG only, and limit your ISO maximum to something reasonable like 1600 ISO (high ISO = bigger files = fill the buffer up quicker and slower to process and write to SD card). And to get the maximum speed, use a fast Class 6 or better SD card from a quality brand too.

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Overcharge your battery and you can even get 9 fps (don't know if that is good foor your camera).
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Do all of that, plus shoot JPG only, and limit your ISO maximum to something reasonable like 1600 ISO (high ISO = bigger files = fill the buffer up quicker and slower to process and write to SD card). And to get the maximum speed, use a fast Class 6 or better SD card from a quality brand too.
So,

Don't shoot at:ISO 80, don't use max quality,...correct?

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I can't find the "Continuous Hi" in drive mode(I also can't find "Drive" mode).
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
So,

Don't shoot at:ISO 80, don't use max quality,...correct?

@Adam:

I can't find the "Continuous Hi" in drive mode(I also can't find "Drive" mode).
If you can get 1/125s or faster at ISO 80, you can use ISO 80.



On the 4-way controller, the top one (looks like a clock) is the drive mode. Normal drive is a single green frame. Continuous drive is 3 white frames in a row, and once selected will give you an option of Hi or Lo (Hi: 7FPS, Lo: 3FPS I think)
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Got it.

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Overcharge your battery and you can even get 9 fps (don't know if that is good foor your camera).
Where did you read that?
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I took the tip from someone here and set up a User Mode for fast shooting - with pretty much all processing turned off, set to TAv for a general daylight setting and the continuous high. I use it really just for burst shooting, not a very long sequence. It's very convenient.
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Where did you read that?
I found that out myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I found that out myself.
lol seriously? By how much does the battery need to be "overcharged"? Does this work on K-5s that were repaired for "mirror slap"?
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Didn't do any measurement, but I did time my framerate and that was little over 9fps.
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Ummm...how do you "overcharge" the battery...?

Or is this like telling someone to make sure the shutter fluid is topped up?
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It will happily shoot at 25 frames per second if you select video hehe
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