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02-17-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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Shake reduction

Quoting from the Pentax.com site:

There is five-axis, five-shutter-step SRII in-body shake reduction,

I understand five-axis, but what is referred to by five-shutter-step?

02-17-2016, 09:07 PM   #2
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Five stops ... so instead of needing 1/500 shutter speed, for example, conceivably one can shoot at about 1/30th (if I counted right) and still achieve sharp photos.
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1/15th for the example above, but yes, that just refers to the number of stops of compensation.

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I really just cannot wrap my head around shooting a 300m lens at 1/15th..........................

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Ah, makes sense. I thought that there may be some fancy tech hidden in that explanation.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I really just cannot wrap my head around shooting a 300m lens at 1/15th..........................
I was able to shoot 400mm handheld at 1/40 with the K5. Carefully and in specific situations, but I managed to get shots I otherwise couldn't. The SR on the K5 seemed to work better than the K3, maybe lower resolution and AA filter masked what would be unsatisfactory on the K3. But it worked nonetheless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
I was able to shoot 400mm handheld at 1/40 with the K5.
I cannot do that with a tripod....................
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I know from the leaked specs that the SR is supposed to be 5 steps but I don't see this mentioned anywhere in the official anouncement (just that it is 5-axis) ... am I missing something?
02-18-2016, 08:52 AM   #8
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Yes you are:
"It has a compensation range of as much as five shutter steps -- the widest of all PENTAX digital SLR models -- to expand the limits of handheld shooting. "
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