Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-20 Thread Rob Studdert
The buffer issue is partly why I bought a D750 instead of a K1, there's plenty to love about the K1 but AF and buffer depth aren't on the list. The D750 has a buffer depth count-back that lest you know as you're shooting how many shots you have left in the buffer, not that it's really a problem

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-12 Thread Zos Xavius
I believe the D810 has a larger buffer. Does it not? The buffer on the k-1 is pretty anemic. On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:53 AM, P. J. Alling wrote: > I've been looking into that and it seems that all Pentax cameras that have > been tested recently have about a 36 mb/s

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread P. J. Alling
I've been looking into that and it seems that all Pentax cameras that have been tested recently have about a 36 mb/s write speed regardless of how fast the card is, though they can't write faster than the card will accept the data. I got curious since I don't shoot Nikon, so I haven't been

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread P. J. Alling
The bus write speed on pretty much all recent Pentax cameras tops out at about ~36 mb/s, maybe a little faster,  but closer to rounding down than to rounding up. The claimed card speed of 85-90 mb/s is usually the read speed of the card.  Write speed is often less than half that, sometimes a

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Jack Davis
Well, OK the K3ii has a thing for mikes. I'd try using a single point sensor or, at least, one with fewer sensor points. J Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 10, 2017, at 2:12 PM, Larry Colen wrote: > > > > Jack Davis wrote: >> Hi, Larry. In what way is the K1 >> focusing better

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Mark C
Larry Colen wrote: Mark C wrote: FWIW - I just ran some tests with my K1 shooting DNGS and it takes 27 to 28 seconds to clear the buffer. It probably feels like 5 minutes when Is that 27-28 seconds with a full buffer, or one shot? Full buffer - about 17 DNGS in continuous shooting mode high

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Larry Colen
Mark C wrote: FWIW - I just ran some tests with my K1 shooting DNGS and it takes 27 to 28 seconds to clear the buffer. It probably feels like 5 minutes when things are happening, though. I'm using 64 gig Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I cards, rated for 90 mb/sec write speeds. The are much faster

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Larry Colen
Mark C wrote: FWIW - I just ran some tests with my K1 shooting DNGS and it takes 27 to 28 seconds to clear the buffer. It probably feels like 5 minutes when Is that 27-28 seconds with a full buffer, or one shot? things are happening, though. I'm using 64 gig Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Larry Colen
Jack Davis wrote: Hi, Larry. In what way is the K1 focusing better or faster than the K3ii? Thanks! The biggest way for me is that it doesn't obsesses over microphones the way the K-3 does. For example only a few of my musician photos from last weekend have the microphone rather than the

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Paul Stenquist
Doh autocorrect. "I agree about the focus points being too central" Paul via phone > On Oct 10, 2017, at 5:08 PM, Paul Stenquist wrote: > > I'll bet your cards are slow. I shoot football, including action sequences > and have no buffer problems. I use Sandisk Extreme Pro

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Mark C
FWIW - I just ran some tests with my K1 shooting DNGS and it takes 27 to 28 seconds to clear the buffer. It probably feels like 5 minutes when things are happening, though. I'm using 64 gig Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I cards, rated for 90 mb/sec write speeds. The are much faster cards out there

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Larry Colen
Bruce Walker wrote: Are you quite certain you are using a fast enough SD card, and is Mostly Sandisk, all of my (regular) cards are 80-95 MB/s. there any possibility that you might have enabled any processing feature(s) that could be slowing things up? Thanks for the clue. I thought I

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Paul Stenquist
I'll bet your cards are slow. I shoot football, including action sequences and have no buffer problems. I use Sandisk Extreme Pro 64 gig cards. And set the camera to record on both simultaneously. I agree about the focus pound before BH too central but it's not a big problem with sports work in

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Jack Davis
Hi, Larry. In what way is the K1 focusing better or faster than the K3ii? Thanks! J Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 10, 2017, at 1:39 PM, Larry Colen wrote: > > In many many ways the K-1 is an amazing camera. If all I did was portraits, > landscapes and still lifes it would

Re: K-1 grumbles

2017-10-10 Thread Bruce Walker
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