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06-15-2010, 06:25 AM   #1
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how to test if SR Shake Reduction in K-x is functioning?

i use my camera so infrequently any more that i can't recall if it used to do something noticeable to indicate SR was working. it just seems as though something is lacking.

is there a way to check for proper SR functionality?


06-15-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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Take a handheld shot of some text at 1/8s. If your hand was relatively still, the text should be legible. And if it is, then SR is working! You should also be able to hear the system in action- it's a faint grumbling sound.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
You should also be able to hear the system in action- it's a faint grumbling sound.
I thought the faint grumbling sound was the sound people make when they shake their brand new Pentax and hear something loose inside.
06-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #4
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The indicator that SR is working is a little "hand" icon that appears to the bottom right of the viewfinder when the system is active (usually a split second after the focus confirmation hexagon comes on while half-pressing the shutter). If you're in the habit of simply punching the shutter rather than first half-pressing, waiting for focus and SR, then completing the action, you probably *aren't* getting SR, and the act of punching the shutter like that also introduces more shake than the two-step method.


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