In many many ways the K-1 is an amazing camera. If all I did was
portraits, landscapes and still lifes it would be damn near unbeatable,
especially for the price.
However, for action photography, it can really suck donkey balls. The
focusing is a huge improvement over the K-3ii, but the focus points
don't cover nearly enough of the screen, especially if you want to place
critical compositional elements at the "third points". Despite the
improvements over the K-3, focus speed is still way too slow, especially
compared to when I've shot a friend's Nikon 810.
My biggest gripe is the bus speed. Did they really think that people
would buy a full frame camera and always shoot JPEGs? I was
photographing dance competitions this weekend. Things happen fast,
unpredictably, and often in rapid succession, particularly when there is
more than one couple dancing at a time. After about a minute or two the
buffer will fill up, and then take something like five minutes to empty.
Once it fills up, it takes something like 30 seconds before it's ready
to shoot again, and I have no idea of whether there's room in the buffer
or not. I just have to press the shutter and wonder whether it's not
locking focus, or just still emptying the buffer.
Gah! Every time I try to shoot action, I'm tempted to switch to Nikon.
Unfortunately, there's about 15,000 reasons why I can't.
Larry Colen l...@red4est.com (postbox on min4est) http://red4est.com/lrc
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