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02-02-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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AF speed watch.....dedicated speed thread

I guess we need proof of the speed somewhere. First one to post wins a banana, sent by Adam, via fedex

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The spec sheet says it has "AF tracking" too

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/pentax-k-01-forum/116192d1328...xk-01specs.pdf
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No dice Grandma, No banana for you. I see specs, but no pudding (proof).
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Thought I had already put up a thread about this......

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01-forum/173720-focus-question.html

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Thought I had already put up a thread about this......

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01-forum/173720-focus-question.html
It depends on the way you look at it.
I'll pretend I did not see it and then you will forgive me.
Or you could take mine as a joke thread dedicated to finding video of the beast in action. Whilst yours is a bit more of a discussion.

Did I mention my thread has the word dedicated in it.....LOL

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02-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #6
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Given the fact that the new AF system is contrast detect based, I would be VERY surprised if it is truly good enough for action pictures.

The only mirrorless system with that kind of AF speed is Nikon 1. It uses phase detect while the light is good, then contrast detect - and, of course, as soon as the light goes down its edge in AF speed disappears. The fastest contrast detect AF system I have tried, used on the latest Olympus PEN cameras, uses 120 Hz focusing on contrast detect, and is still not fast enough for many action pics, for instance kids in motion within 15 ft of the shooter.
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The spec sheet says it has "AF tracking" too
The K-5 contrast AF has tracking too. Try it a day with face detection on. It is funny to watch it trying to follow the face Works with normal contrast too, just put the camera in AF.C.
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