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03-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
I thought I've answered this question before...

By camera default setting you can do AF in video by pressing the AF/AE-L button. This can be changed to pressing the shutter button. AF speed is about the same as you do AF w the camera, but the lenses I tested (FA77,31, DA40XS) all have quite a bit AF noise, this would be recorded in the video, so I guess it's better just do MF for video, or use some lenses which make less AF noise.
Thank you very much Frank! Then it was my fault missing it before!

Okay cool, good news despite the AF noise coming from the lenses.

Thanks!

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So... will the 40mm XS lens work on my K-x then? If so, that will be my next purchase...

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So... will the 40mm XS lens work on my K-x then? If so, that will be my next purchase...

Charles.

Yep, this should be the case. At least it seems to work on a K-5...
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Does that mean, you AF works just when you press the mentioned button or will if continue to work from then on?
E.g. you focus on a face near you using AF and press the button. Then you turn around to target a mountain in the distance, will it automatically use AF to get the focus or do you need to press the button each time something new needs to be focussed?

And do you have anything to say about trying to capture/ continuously autofocus a moving target e.g. e flying bird? Dies that work at all?
I don't see an option to enable continuous focusing for video, you have to press the button every time when you want to (auto) focus. If you hold the button, it'd only focus on the first time when you press it down, it won't do anything even you hold it aftewards. And the AF motor makes big noise (w/ the lenses I tested:40XS, 31, 77) which will be recorded in the video, you won't like it. Better just use manual focus for video imo.

K-01 is using CDAF (contrast detect autofocu),while our Pentax K mounted lenses are not optimized for this, you won't be to capture moving target w/ K-01 by AF imo. Better just get a K5 for that.
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BTW, I've updated some side by side comparison between K5 and K01 here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01-forum/177763-k-01-vs-k-5-jpg-...e-samples.html

You might be interested to take a look at those

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Hi Frank, thanks for sharing all that information. I just saw that you also own a G3. From your first experiences, how would you compare K-01 and G3 not only IQ but also handling wise? Could the K-01 be a camera to replace your G3 or do you see different usage scenarios? I currently own a GF1 and a K-R and think about replacing both with the K-01. Thanks!
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Very briefly got my hands on the K-01 today.

Very nice build quality. "Chunky" is right re: the body and controls, but they have a reassuring tactile feel. The grip isn't as comfortable to hold as the K-5's (what is?), but the ribbed rubber makes it easy to hang on to.

The camera's overall operation (UI, etc) is very quick—noticeably quicker than my K-5. IQ looked good on the LCD... didn't get a chance to save any images. AF is quick with all the FA and DA Limiteds I tried it with—not really any difference from the K-5's PDAF in terms of speed that I noticed. Focus peaking is good, but not as good as the Sony implementation. It's hard to really explain why... I think the Sony shows more pixilation around the peaked areas, whereas the Pentax shows a sort of uniform outline that doesn't give as precise a feeling.

That's all I got from my few minutes with it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Very briefly got my hands on the K-01 today.
Thanks for your impressions, but I must ask - are you/were you in the US when you got to handle it? In other words, has it reached North America?
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Yes, indeed.
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Yes, indeed.
AAAAaaaand that's all you're going to get.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Yes, indeed.
Woo hoo! Now, of course, I'll be watching my order with B&H even more closely, as if refreshing the order page will make it get here faster.
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Bonjour Frank,

Thanks for your thread and to the other's comments ... please keep send us more of your feedback.

Merci enocre, J Frog
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@frank, could u do a long exposure test of the k-01? Say a 15 second and 30 second one?

Also could u advise if the camera is able to track objects sufficiently well in aps-c mode?

Many thanks
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Hello, Frank. I was wondering if you could attach an external flash on the k-01 and at the same time pop up the internal flash and then fire them both?
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