Are you quite certain you are using a fast enough SD card, and is there any possibility that you might have enabled any processing feature(s) that could be slowing things up?
Even with the much larger 645Z files I have _never_ encountered anything like what you describe. If I had, I would have switched systems by now. Five freaking minutes to empty the buffer? Infuckingtolerable. Try a factory reset and a known fast card. On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 4:39 PM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote: > 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 > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and > follow the directions. -- -bmw -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.