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08-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #181
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Zafar and I both own both the K-5 and K-30, and we've both (separately) come to the conclusion that in the field, the K-30 is indeed more reliable than the K-5, with a better keeper rate and a better sense of confidence in your tool.
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and because of that, I just bought my second K-30

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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Zafar and I both own both the K-5 and K-30, and we've both (separately) come to the conclusion that in the field, the K-30 is indeed more reliable than the K-5, with a better keeper rate and a better sense of confidence in your tool.
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and because of that, I just bought my second K-30
Good to know, and it's reassuring. Gives one hope for AF improvements in upcoming models.
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In the field means what?? moving animals/birds?


QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Zafar and I both own both the K-5 and K-30, and we've both (separately) come to the conclusion that in the field, the K-30 is indeed more reliable than the K-5, with a better keeper rate and a better sense of confidence in your tool.


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In the field means what?
"In the field" means when being used out in the real world. In other words, when being tested in real life scenarios but not being tested in an artificial set up in a laboratory.

Maybe this is overkill but here are some idiomatic examples from dictionary.reference.com for "in the field":
  • a. in actual use or in a situation simulating actual use or application; away from a laboratory, workshop, or the like: The machine was tested for six months in the field.
  • b. in contact with a prime source of basic data: The anthropologist is working in the field in Nigeria.
  • c.within a given profession: The public knows little of him, but in the field he's known as a fine mathematician.


P.S. I teach English as a foreign language so get these kinds of questions all the time.
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I agree that this is the case in most circumstances. But also note that in general; the smaller the sensor the smaller that one can get away with the physical size of optics and also how far the optics have to move - thereby faster focusing.
My 12-35 F/2 and 35-100 F/2 where huge lenses. Bigger than my Canon 24-70L, but AF was still very fast. 4/3 glass is not as small as M4/3 glass. The 150mm f/2 is an amazing lens. Once of the complaints is that 4/3 glass is often larger and heavier than the FF Canon & Nikon equivalents. I have not used an E-3/E-5 since getting my K-5, but I still think the E-3/E-5 AF with SWD is faster than the SDM.
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The 150mm f/2 is an amazing lens. Once of the complaints is that 4/3 glass is often larger and heavier than the FF Canon & Nikon equivalents. I have not used an E-3/E-5 since getting my K-5, but I still think the E-3/E-5 AF with SWD is faster than the SDM.
Well E-5 with the 150mm lens is very good.
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