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05-06-2016, 11:51 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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I like the Screwdrive sound now

I can't really describe it, but I think the screw drive sound on the K-1 overall sounds a lot better than previous Pentax cameras. It sounds more robust and refined rather than herky jerky.

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How does it sound with DA40 ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by AldaCZ Quote
How does it sound with DA40 ?
I know where you're going with that one.

Mind you, I have the FA28-90, plastic not-so-fantastic, and when my K-5 focuses that thing you can really tell; it's almost trying to climb off the mount with the torque generated (and no significant weight in the lens to counteract that). I'm half afraid the torque from the K-1's screwdrive motor will tear it to pieces, LOL. One day in the moderate to distant future I'll let you know if that happens.
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This psychological response looks to me like it might be a case of what is commonly known as "Stockholm syndrome".

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Funny, I actually like the screw drive sound less on the K-1 than on my K-3. Not sure why but maybe because the K-1 feels so advanced by comparison and the shutter sounds so much better, that the mechanical photography sounds of yesteryear sound more jarring and out of place while using it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcpropilot Quote
I can't really describe it, but I think the screw drive sound on the K-1 overall sounds a lot better than previous Pentax cameras. It sounds more robust and refined rather than herky jerky.
It's definitely quieter and possibly even faster than on the K-3. Oh the advantages of a larger body

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I've had to resist the that's what she said joke already a few times in this thread...
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How is the shutter sound on K1?

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The screw-drive is *A LOT* quieter than it was on the K-5 IIs, that's for sure. Sometimes it would sound like a dentist's drill, especially if it had to take a ride along the whole focus throw. A full ride on the K-1 is much, much quieter and faster, but I haven't measured.

QuoteOriginally posted by TropicalMonkey Quote
How is the shutter sound on K1?
Sweet and smarmy! I loved the one on the K-5 II, which had a cool and throaty "whoosh" but I think I like this one better. It's more subtle and shorter but it's very nice!

What a bunch of nerds we are...talking about how the shutter sounds...
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QuoteOriginally posted by MadMathMind Quote
What a bunch of nerds we are...talking about how the shutter sounds...
Which was the Pentax camera whose shutter click was likened by one forum member to the sound of a hamster sneezing? I think it was one of the later AF film bodies, but I can't remember.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Which was the Pentax camera whose shutter click was likened by one forum member to the sound of a hamster sneezing? I think it was one of the later AF film bodies, but I can't remember.
XD no! DA40 won't be torn apart by K1 but it will be insanely fast..it's fast on ks2/k3 and if k1 has faster motor...😈

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QuoteOriginally posted by AldaCZ Quote
XD no! DA40 won't be torn apart by K1 but it will be insanely fast..it's fast on ks2/k3 and if k1 has faster motor...😈
Not the DA40 - that one will be fine. It's the FA 28-90 I was jokingly suggesting would be ripped apart!
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K1 and fa43 noticeable different sound from k3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MadMathMind Quote
... Sweet and smarmy! I loved the one on the K-5 II, which had a cool and throaty "whoosh" but I think I like this one better. It's more subtle and shorter but it's very nice!

What a bunch of nerds we are...talking about how the shutter sounds...
I think the nerdiness lies not in the topic itself but in the the words chosen to describe the sounds.. description is leaving nederland and advancing on poetry..

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It's so heartening to know there's a community around the world reveling in a new, sweet and swarmy, robust screwdrive sound on a full-frame on the first Saturday in May...

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