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07-07-2019, 11:21 AM   #1
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K-1 Mark II focusing speed and accuracy ?

Are you all seeing much difference from the K-1?
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07-07-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
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Yes, there have been some improvements to the AF algorithms which ultimately improved the speed. Here's a detailed test:

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07-07-2019, 12:21 PM   #3
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Take K 1, send it in for update, pay, feel better.
K1ii feels faster in tracking mode.
Go for the update, Pentax will update only the firmware of the most recent camera only. Getting better and better.
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Yes, there have been some improvements to the AF algorithms which ultimately improved the speed. Here's a detailed test:

Pentax K-1 Mark II vs K-1 Review - Autofocus | PentaxForums.com Reviews
Thank you, Adam. I actually have both bodies, but am having severe back problems, and haven't been able to get out and use them.

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The K-1 II AF is excellent.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TerryL Quote
Thank you, Adam. I actually have both bodies, but am having severe back problems, and haven't been able to get out and use them.
I literally do feel your pain. Been a bad year for my back too. I also own a K1 and K1-II. Hmmmmmmmm. Full frame cameras and bad backs.


I find the K1-II autofocus a bit better. My K1-II does not suffer from shutter shock either so it has become my primary shooter although when in places like Yellowstone I keep both cameras on hand with different lenses installed. There was a youtube video on this where a guy actually measured the autofocus speed and found that the K1-II was a little bit faster as autofocus. Not much, but for a lot of situations it is all that you need.


Here are a few shots I took last April right after I got my K1-II. I went to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge with the camera to check it out. As I got out of my car saw these two geese heading right at me. I grabbed the camera, spun around as they had already flown over me and got these shots as they flew away form me. I think the camera did pretty good. Especially for grab shots with no time to set up for anything.
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I literally do feel your pain. Been a bad year for my back too. I also own a K1 and K1-II. Hmmmmmmmm. Full frame cameras and bad backs.


I find the K1-II autofocus a bit better. My K1-II does not suffer from shutter shock either so it has become my primary shooter although when in places like Yellowstone I keep both cameras on hand with different lenses installed. There was a youtube video on this where a guy actually measured the autofocus speed and found that the K1-II was a little bit faster as autofocus. Not much, but for a lot of situations it is all that you need.


Here are a few shots I took last April right after I got my K1-II. I went to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge with the camera to check it out. As I got out of my car saw these two geese heading right at me. I grabbed the camera, spun around as they had already flown over me and got these shots as they flew away form me. I think the camera did pretty good. Especially for grab shots with no time to set up for anything.
Great shots. Thank you. I guess I'm more interested in focusing accuracy than speed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Take K 1, send it in for update, pay, feel better.
K1ii feels faster in tracking mode.
Go for the update, Pentax will update only the firmware of the most recent camera only. Getting better and better.
Do you mean that future updates will no longer be available for the K-1, but only for the K-1 II? Is the K-1 to K-1 II upgrade still available? I thought that offer expired some time back. Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wanderer2 Quote
Do you mean that future updates will no longer be available for the K-1, but only for the K-1 II? Is the K-1 to K-1 II upgrade still available? I thought that offer expired some time back. Thanks.
The upgrade is no longer available if you have not signed up for it. I wish I had sent my K1 is for it. My K1-II does not suffer from the shutter shock issue and it would have been interesting to see if the upgrade fixed that issue.
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The upgrade is no longer available if you have not signed up for it. I wish I had sent my K1 is for it. My K1-II does not suffer from the shutter shock issue and it would have been interesting to see if the upgrade fixed that issue.
I just wasn't going to let Precision take my camera completely apart.
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