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01-21-2008, 09:39 PM   #61
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It focuses faster in low light and any other camera on the market

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Didn't go near live view for the session...
And why would you!? I tells you all, it's a gimmick that doesn't have a place in a professional camera.

That having been said, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Ben, now I'm even more on the edge of my seat than I was before (if possible).

* does anticipatory happy dance *
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I really don't know where to start.
sounds awesome ben........

...unfortunately it also sounds like (based on your comparison of it with canon and nikon models) it is going to be way out of my price league (and probably a lot of amateur togs).
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It focuses faster in low light and any other camera on the market
Ummm no and thats a no you can take to the bank.

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Very quick AF using the Limited 35mm f2.8 macro I am playing with today.

Ben

Ben, if you read this, before you return the camera please do a simple test.

Have someone walk toward you, and take continuous shots as they do so. How many were in focus if any?

At this point with the K10D, just about none of them would be unlike other cameras. The K20D any improvement?
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I don't think Ben is talking about a K20D here. This sounds like the professional model quite a few of us have been hoping for. I'd say there's no way this thing can be anything less than 10fps. 3 year old Canon 20D technology was at 7fps. This Pentax will have to bring it to be on par with the 1D MkIII!

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As far as I know at this time..way before May.

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Sounds good because I would love to get it before summer.

My bday is on on April is it way before that too?

Did you forgoet to answer my first question about the speed? Is it faster then 3fps?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sirfishalot Quote
I don't think Ben is talking about a K20D here. This sounds like the professional model quite a few of us have been hoping for. I'd say there's no way this thing can be anything less than 10fps. 3 year old Canon 20D technology was at 7fps. This Pentax will have to bring it to be on par with the 1D MkIII!

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Ben is talking about the K20D

He isn't talking about FPS or AF speed. He is talking IQ.

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3 FPS is more than enough for 99% of shooters
Incorrect. There are a LOT of sports shooters of all kinds out there dying for high FPS coupled with quick, Canon-beating AF.

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He isn't talking about FPS or AF speed. He is talking IQ.
I know, but I want him to, lol.
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I think most important hinder in the higher FPS was the slow AF of the pentax cameras. Even with 3 FPS, the camera can barely keep up with the shoting speed.
If you had 5-7 FPS and with the safox VIII AF performance, half of them would be out of focus and it would be a shame for Pentax. Now, if the AF problem is solved, the rest is just a larger buffer.

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I think most important hinder in the higher FPS was the slow AF of the pentax cameras. Even with 3 FPS, the camera can barely keep up with the shoting speed.
Too true.

It would be nice to have Cl & Ch like Nikons. That way the people that say FPS isn't an issue can stick to say 3, whilst I rattle them off at 6.
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Is your girlfriend under NDA?

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I have to officially disagree with the statement that live-view is a gimmick. I shoot house interiors for a company that builds houses, and I'm using my tripod a lot. rarely is my camera set at normal eye level, and oft times I have to put my body into very convoluted shapes in very confined areas to get a look through the viewfinder, so a live-view lcd would be a back- and knee-saver. 'course, thats all OT, so to be on topic,

Thanks so much Ben! That is a very tantilizing glimpse at the latest and greatest, and my wallet is not near fat enough
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And Ben, does the K..D comes with an focus split screen? Or an option to place an focus split screen from Pentax? I really will like that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I think it is as quiet or more so than the Canon 400D...
Is the Canon 400D an especially quiet camera? Why?
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