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AF Assist Lamp Sensitivity - Feature

Hello, im just opening this thread perhaps requesting a feature that could be really really appreciated by many of us.

Im a professional wedding photographer and started using K1 as my primary wedding camera since several months ago and noticed that at Low Light situations the camera takes more than usual in order to lock AF, and during all that time the camera never triggers the AF Assist Lamp, as some other users pointed this could be because the ability to focus even at -3EV(something that is great), but the problem with that is that AF takes longer.

A really nice feature to add to the K1 via firmware ( dont know if is possible that way ) is to have an AF Assist Lamp submenu where users can pick the sensitivity of the Assist Lamp for example: No Assist Lamp, Low(-1EV), Mid(-2EV), High(-3EV), On Demand.

At weddings for example, where AF speed is needed and is really common to have dim light having the help of the Assist Lamp in order to gain speed will be GREAT.

Please, if adding this feature is possible, DO IT.. we'll love it and K1 will be even a better camera for all of us.


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