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05-10-2016, 08:54 AM   #1
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K-1 fps in AF-C?

I know that the Pentax specifications say that the frames per second rating of the K-1 is 4.4. I have not seen anything stating if this goes down when the camera is in AF-C mode. I know with my K-5ii, the specs say 7fps, it tests out at around 6.7 fps in AF-S, but when you move to AF-C, it drops to somewhere in the fours. Is there a similar reduction with the K-1?

I have found in certain sports situations, I have switched to AF-S, to get that high fps.

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There's a FPS priority setting that will help you realize the maximum framerate even when AF is on. Based on rough testing it looks like the K-1 is able to maintain its max. framerate in AF-C with FPS priority set, though it does pause if excessive AF adjustments are needed. So I guess it ultimately depends on the speed of the lens, what you're shooting, and how good your tracking technique is

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There's a FPS priority setting that will help you realize the maximum framerate even when AF is on. Based on rough testing it looks like the K-1 is able to maintain its max. framerate in AF-C with FPS priority set, though it does pause if excessive AF adjustments are needed. So I guess it ultimately depends on the speed of the lens, what you're shooting, and how good your tracking technique is
I was thinking that I would not want pictures that were OOF with the FPS setting, but I should try it out. It is only certain situations, and compared to AF-S I would think it might be better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
I know that the Pentax specifications say that the frames per second rating of the K-1 is 4.4. I have not seen anything stating if this goes down when the camera is in AF-C mode
Huh?
Specifications | PENTAX K-1 | RICOH IMAGING
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[APS-C size]
Max. approx. 6.5 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 50 frames
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 70 frames
Max. approx. 1.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames
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Huh?
Note he said "AF-C" as in "autofocus continuous", not "APS-C".
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Note he said "AF-C" as in "autofocus continuous", not "APS-C".
Yes, thanks. If anyone who has a K-1 can confirm that they get the same framerate whether in AF-S or AF-C, I would appreciate that.
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