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Forum: Pentax K-5 09-13-2011, 04:55 AM  
Would K-5 have better AF for my lenses?
Posted By lely7
Replies: 12
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"When the light meter goes blind in low light, the AF module compensation stops working and there is a sudden drop in focus accuracy. It appears that there is still a bug lurking in the AF code because the focus error shouldn't be that discontinuous, but Pentax never followed up with another firmware update."

This is a huge bummer for me. I've been borrowing my brother's K110D and I consider it the "quick dirty magic camera." The focus was never a problem, however I upgraded to the K-5 since with the K110d there was so much noise at a higher ISO. But I still have well-focused images from that camera, though grainy. Most (if not all) of my photography is low light/natural light. I specifically bought the k-5 for its expanded high ISO range but noticed right from day one that I had to work significantly harder to get a well-focused image in normal daylight household conditions. Not even dreadful conditions. But midday sun and I'd have to bump the ISO to 3200 to compensate for unfocused shots at ISOs 800-1600. Luckily the K-5 images still look superb at that high of an ISO but still...

Now I'm tempted to return the camera before my 30 days is over. I've already messed with different focus points and maxxed out my shake reduction, etc. But what's the point of a high ISO performer when exactly when you need it you can't rely on the auto focus?

So if I return it, any advice for a Pentax that's a "step down", maybe better high ISO performer than the K110d but without the focusing problems of the K-5? Any help would be great. Thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-27-2010, 06:34 PM  
auto chinon 1:1.9 50mm prime lens
Posted By lely7
Replies: 6
Views: 7,335
just bought this used off ebay for my K110D. however when i screw it on it fits perfectly but the camera doesn't recognize it. any suggestions? i feel like i've tried everything! thank you.
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