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03-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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She's Quirky

Our K-01 and Pentax 17-70 are not liking each other. Above 50mm she struggles to lock focus and goes through the motions VERY slowly Kind of a bummer. This lens works great on our K5.

The cam works TERRIFIC with the DA 40mm XS. We have extensive use with this setup now and like it very much.

Ditto with our DA 35mm macro. Luckily manual focus with focus peaking is an option. This works really well.

So far, we love it. It's a great travel package.

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Some might be turned off with this cam's quirkiness. In our opinion, it's worth the price considering the image quality, fun-factor and ease of use.
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Post script: we've used the Pentax 17-70 in a variety of lighting conditions including daylight. Same result, regardless.
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You're not the first to find lens compatibility issues. Adam found one that crashes the camera entirely. Hopefully you'll at least get a firmware update for it soon.

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My 18-55 is a pain to use in autofocus, so much so that I just put it on manual all the time when I have on the camera. The focus peaking makes this so nice.

No biggie. I'm so used to shooting with old film cameras that focusing manually is second nature. I get very impatient even with lenses that allegedly are very fast in autofocus mode.
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I just tested the 18-55 in our incandescent lit room. It's a little fussy when set to longer focal lengths but it's miles better than the 17-70.
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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy97 Quote
I just tested the 18-55 in our incandescent lit room. It's a little fussy when set to longer focal lengths but it's miles better than the 17-70.

Perhaps its to do with slow lenses?

I wonder how it fairs with those 18-55 that's sold as a bundle with the K-01?
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Our 18-55 is the WR version. The DA-L is optically identical.

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