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07-18-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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K-r FF Problems. Is it Real

Hi there.
I have a simple Question.
The German Pentax Support tells me that there were some Hardware Changes in the Pentax K-r with a Serial Number over 410....
Cameras with a SN over 410.... shall have no Problems with the Autofocus under Tungsten Light.
Is that Real?
In German Forums i dont find any Informations about that but some People said that they Buyd a K-r one Month ago and have a Serial under 410....
And they still have Front Focus.

Sorry for my bad English and thanks for answers.

07-18-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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i bought my k-r 2 weeks ago and the serial number starts with 390..
07-18-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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Interesting. I have a K-r from Nov and it has FF under tungsten
07-18-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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You should have asked about K-5 also!

07-18-2011, 11:05 PM   #5
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Sorry but the K-5 Forum is above the K-r Forum.
The K-5 also have a Firmware Update that should fix the FF Problem for most K-5 Users.
Only a small amount of K-5 have still FF Problems after updating to Firmware 1.03.

The K-r still have no Firmware for the AF System.
Some changes for the contrast AF under Live View, a little speed up for the AF System itself and support fr SDXC Memorycards.
Firmware 1.10 and 1.11 are only for the GPSenselessly.
The Contrast AF runs good....No FF Problems in Live View Mode.
The Phase AF is the Problem and there are still no Changes since 4 Firmware Versions.
Who needs a DSLR when you still run around like a Tourist using Live View.
07-19-2011, 05:40 AM   #6
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If they fixed it, what about all us "beta testers"? Do we get one of the new ones? If they fixed it, I will be happy, but will be VERY dissapointed if they don't make it right for all of us that have been stuck with this obvious problem all along.
07-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #7
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To me, its very simple, all the k-r have the frontfocus problem, but in different degree due to bad QC.
My camera still works nice under artificial lighting, but my fastest lens is da70 2.4, so maybe using a 1.8 o 1.4 lens this problem will be notorius to my eyes.

And just to mention, my white k-r is one of the first (pre-ordered on amazon)
07-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #8
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I will send my K-r to the Pentax Service in Hamburg/Germany next Week.
I dont have problems with a small Front oder Backfocus as long as i can correct it with the AF Finetuning.
But the Frontfocus with the 18-55mm Kit Lens is much greater than the Tuning works and the 50-200mm Kit Lens is near at the End of it.
I hope that an AF Adjustment work for me.


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