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03-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
I can upload the RAW (DNG) files if I can figure out a way. Or maybe you guys can tell me how. My google plus account doesn't allow me to share RAW I think ...
https://www.rapidshare.com/
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I guess that a firmware update will give access to the full buffersize, since it should be able to use Hi-speed with RAW. Speed also depends on the SDHC card you are using offcourse.
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Pentax K-01 has the same mode of FOCUS PEAKING as Mode 2 or as Mode 1 of GXR ???

Ricoh GXR A12 Field Report


The Ricoh GXR-M has it in two forms, one similar to that which Sony features, where a shimmer effect shows up around the edges of the subject with highest contrast, and therefore sharpest focus. The other, illustrated above, turns the entire screen into a B&W etched outline. Ricoh calls these Mode 1 and Mode 2 respectively.

I really like Mode 2. I have set up the GXR-M so that Fn1 activates and deactivates peaking, while Fn2 activates and deactivates center focus magnification. Half pressing the shutter release always instantly returns the LCD or EVF to regular viewing. I find that this combination works very well for me.

Just one parenthetical note. Because Leica M lenses have manual aperture rings one will always achieve best focus by doing so with the lens wide open. If you try and focus with the lens stopped down to shooting aperture, particularly at smaller apertures, depth of field can lead to some inaccuracy. My method of working is to open the lens wide (counter-clockwise), focus, and then stop down to shooting aperture. Once you know how many "clicks" it is to a given aperture one can do this with the camera at eye level.

Of course if shooting rapidly changing subjects then I revert to traditional hyperfocal zone focusing, making the whole focusing excercise moot.
Based on what's described above, K-01's focus peaking should be similar to the Sony one, or Ricoh's Mode 1. The screen doesn't turn to black and white, only the subject edges become brighter than the rest of the scene when in focus. I tested this w/ the new 40XS lens, works pretty well. I can get sharp focus almost on every try. I guess a manual focus lens would work even better w/ this on.
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Would You mind to describe AF speed, please?

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O and the LiveView responsiceness between K-01 and K-5. When set to single mode and jpg. Wich one is faster ready? Does K-01 gets unresponcive when in use with liveview (like K-5) or does the screen still show some image?
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Thanks for the tips. I managed to upload the above 4 sample photos here:

#1 K-01+40XS wide open @ISO200:
https://rapidshare.com/files/4229556535/IMGP0391.DNG

#2 K-01+40XS wide open @3200:
https://rapidshare.com/files/2469778755/IMGP0523.DNG

#3 K-01+40XS wide open @12800:
https://rapidshare.com/files/87081049/IMGP0525.DNG

#4 K-01+40XS wide open @25600:
https://rapidshare.com/files/903483720/IMGP0527.DNG

Please don't take the sharpness to seriously 'cause my son is only 5yr old. It's pretty hard to let him keep still
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QuoteOriginally posted by Don From The Radio Quote
The 40mm XS works and fits on regular bodies? I thought it extended into the body and wouldn't work on film and regular DSLRs?
the silver K-5 now sells with the 40mm XS so it better be compatible with SLR's
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Would You mind to describe AF speed, please?
Focusing with the new 40mm lens is pretty fast, good enough for general use. It's faster than K5 in live view.

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O and the LiveView responsiceness between K-01 and K-5. When set to single mode and jpg. Wich one is faster ready? Does K-01 gets unresponcive when in use with liveview (like K-5) or does the screen still show some image?
Since there is no mirror there, the image is always showing. And the photo quick review or play back is definitely faster than K5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
It worked fine on MZ-S. I took one roll of film today, now need to send for processing, this is gonna take a few days ...

But I did compare the lens w/ the DA40 Limited, I don't see any difference on the glass (from the back and front) except the aperture blades, the new 40XS has round shape aperture hole when set to F4 or F5.6, while you can clearly see the edges w/ the original DA40 Limited there.
This is good to hear. When I asked someone at Pentax whether there were any differences between this new DA40 XS and the old one, she said that the bokeh was different, but I couldn't quite understand her Japanese so I was wondering whether it was better or worse. If it still has 9 blades and they're rounded, it should be a bit better.
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I'd like to see how the cam's jpeg's look. I sometimes have a hard time making K5 RAW files look better than in-cam jpegs.
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Please don't take the sharpness to seriously 'cause my son is only 5yr old. It's pretty hard to let him keep still
Give him a G.I Joe doll next time sorry i just couldn't resist
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Congrats Frank on getting the K-01. Good to know Pentax cameras always seem to reach Singapore shores first.
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Nice to hear the 40mm XS is FF compatible.
Makes me wonder ....
But didn't we already know that a K-mount lens would fit on any K-mount camera? Just because the lens can be mounted on a FF camera does not mean that the image circle will cover the entire frame. My guess is that it won't.

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That 40mm would look great on my tiny MZ-5 film camera...
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