Amazing AF


Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 08:58
michaelblue wrote:
richandfleur wrote:
Having picked up the PLM, it's very clear that is the future of AF.
I do wonder if the old mechanical linkage has been the source of AF delays/bouncing to land on the accurate result. If you are fully after the fastest possible AF then we'll need to wait until Pentax releases other lenses with that technology.

Pentax did say that the new PLM motors can not work (at least not yet) with the longer heavier lenses.

But the new 16-50mm I believe solves that by including several PLM motors to do the work rather than relying on just one.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

michaelblue

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 09:47
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
michaelblue wrote:
Quote:
Having picked up the PLM, it's very clear that is the future of AF.
I do wonder if the old mechanical linkage has been the source of AF delays/bouncing to land on the accurate result. If you are fully after the fastest possible AF then we'll need to wait until Pentax releases other lenses with that technology.

Pentax did say that the new PLM motors can not work (at least not yet) with the longer heavier lenses.

But the new 16-50mm I believe solves that by including several PLM motors to do the work rather than relying on just one.


Wow! that's interesting, so there's hope yet then
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link

Chrism8

Link Posted 14/01/2022 - 11:41
I have had more success with the K3iii linked to the 150 - 450 than I did with the same lens on either a K3ii or the K1.

I'm not saying its easy, but with good technique my keeper / sharp rate is miles better, I've not tried anything smaller than a blackheaded gull or mallard as yet, but they've been small-ish in the frame and seen at short notice and both the kit and I have responded well.

hope to try Kingfishers March / April time in a local park where they've been seen regularly.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
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