Hi, Larry. In what way is the K1
focusing better or faster than the
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> On Oct 10, 2017, at 1:39 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
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