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09-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #31
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Ash- I coded up a new titling system, and to test that, I had to change the title of the K-5 permalink, which ended up breaking the old link.

So check this out: Further Pentax K 5 Details - Pentax News - PentaxForums.com

BTW, the source is very credible- from Pentax itself!


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OK - it's all falling into place now (thanks Adam).
Expected, but welcome specs IMO.
Bring it on!
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
51 is hilarious.
Maybe some specialized sports photographers need this.
I don't.
I use MF 50% of the time, should use it more.
And, it's not the number, it's the position. It doesn't help to squeeze 51 points into the middle 30% of the frame.
Well.... good for you.... Just so you know, bugs, flowers and birds aren't the only things that can be photographed... and for other types of photography (other than you do) having more available AF points is actually useful... even for not so "specialized", general, sports photography...
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Maybe he can get Hoya to make a camera just for him?

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QuoteOriginally posted by alexeyga Quote
Well.... good for you.... Just so you know, bugs, flowers and birds aren't the only things that can be photographed... and for other types of photography (other than you do) having more available AF points is actually useful... even for not so "specialized", general, sports photography...
Well, someone else has the irritant in the tukus problem. However, there is a difference in having 51 AF points on a ff sensor and 11 on an aps-c sensor. I.E. the D700 in comparison to the K-7 (or better yet the K-5). A better comparison would be with the D300 and K-7 since it has 51 points as well.
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the 19 point af in eos 7 is absolute compareble with nikon d300 af.
same usefull funktions and speed.
only the number of points is not the medicine for all
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Someday I will understand how the number of AF points affects me who always uses center point focus.
They Don't. I forget my camera is even capable of other than center point AF. Apparently it has face detection of some sort in Live view too. Not that I take a lot of people pics but since my camera is perpetually stuck on center AF, it doesn't matter.

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-Same body casing as the K-7, and compatible with the same grip
Hmmm. Makes me a lot more likely to put the K-7 grip on my Christmas list. Now, if they'll promise to stick with it for the next model too...

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Well, someone else has the irritant in the tukus problem.
I just thought I should point out that Pentax has the whole "irritant in the tukus problem" covered with the handy kit below.

Don't know how many focus points it has, but I hear it's a very flexible system.

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Ok, I don't have any rumors, but a question. If the new focus system is based on a new "algorithm", couldn't we, the unwashed masses with archaic antique equipment like the K20D, K7 and K-x benefit from a firmware update? Before you say 'no', consider that my autofocus was greatly improved with v1.10.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Snydly Quote
Ok, I don't have any rumors, but a question. If the new focus system is based on a new "algorithm", couldn't we, the unwashed masses with archaic antique equipment like the K20D, K7 and K-x benefit from a firmware update? Before you say 'no', consider that my autofocus was greatly improved with v1.10.

Yeah, I would guess that v1.10 is as good as AF is going to get for the K7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeff knight Quote
I just thought I should point out that Pentax has the whole "irritant in the tukus problem" covered with the handy kit below.

Don't know how many focus points it has, but I hear it's a very flexible system.
Yeah - and this one actually makes money (I think).

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Hi, Sounds great all these rumours about the new k5 hope it lives up to expectations 1 thing good & versatile will be interchangable grips I have never even tried my k7 without hands like shovels I will see next year for a k5 spent all my money on lenses & tours.
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One can hope that the rumored sticker price is also inflated. Seriously, although I'll continue to enjoy some of these rumor threads, I'll be neither excited nor morose about the K-5 until I see it's actual price and what it delivers. Actually - I'll not be morose in any case.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Yeah, I would guess that v1.10 is as good as AF is going to get for the K7.
Maybe, but I'm wondering if it could get better, and if so, why not?

Does anyone know, could it?
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