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Old Mar 11, 2010, 10:08 AM   #11
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I was trying to make a purchase that day so I could get it in transit.

Usually don't do it, and won't do it again.
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 11:47 PM   #12
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...I think sometimes people demand too much from AF in low-lighting situations...
I think sometimes people demand too much from AF, period. I've read numerous complaints about the EP1 slow AF system. I have the EP1 and it seems just fine to me. The conception of "slow" varies from person to person. Anyone who had/has a Sony R1 will think the the EP1 has the fastest AF system in the world!
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 1:07 AM   #13
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Too right you are Tullio. Glad to hear you have EP1. Hope to see some pictures from you when you can. Thanks. Ned
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 1:29 AM   #14
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Ned, keep an eye on the Olympus forum. I'll be posting some EP1 shots soon.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 11:11 PM   #15
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I am a pentax owner and can attest that low light can be tough sometimes to get in focus for any camera , but I assure you in 98% of lighting situations the pentax will focus wonderfully and pretty darn fast ...I love this camera to death, and for $497.00 brand new out of the box the features of this camera are second to none....please do yourself a favor and buy one....Good Luck
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p.s that last post was for luke...hope it helps
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 3:38 AM   #17
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That's an excellent comment, scottsal! Thanks. Luke Step, whilst I was deep in the forest for the past few days, I did an experiment with very little light in a totally dark room... I was impressed what I could with a jok'n mobile phone... the wood with a tiny beam of light had MORE detail in the photo than what my eyes could see. Your Pentax K-x will do a far better job, and like scottsal said in plain and straightforward words, the Pentax focuses nice in 98% percent of the time. I know that AF is important issue, but I really believe you will find your Pentax to be worthy of your trust in the product for most of your needs... it is the 2% that will simply require your own photographic skills. Ned
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I shoot the Kx as a newspaper reporter and have published many low light pictures including ISO 12,800 in a pinch. This camera is killer in low light. In addition, I shoot sports and many other events. It has never failed to get a publishable shot.
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That's great to hear, pboerger! I can't wait till buy my Pentax. Are there any low light pictures you can upload on this forum??
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The only thing about the K-x that turned me off is the fact that there is no AF light indicator. I haven't had a chance to actually try one to see how bad (or not) that is. Several times I messed up the focus point on my cameras by accident (I usually have it set to single center spot) and if it wasn't for the AF light showing up at a different position other than the center in the OVF, I would not have known until I saw a whole bunch of pictures OOF because the camera selected the wrong spot to lock focus on. Any comments on the subject?
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