Pentax 10d users-Is it slow to focus?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Pete C, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Pete C

    Pete C Guest

    I have Pentax +istDS and am considering buying the new 10d because of
    the new features. My only complaint about the DS has been that it
    sometimes in dim light hesitates to focus and I miss the picture. Much
    is said about how Nikon excels here. Has this been improved in the
    10D? Reviews that I have read have not discussed this?
    Pete C
    Pete C, Mar 1, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Go to for an answer, what lens are you using on the DS?
    My 16-45mm F4 ED AL focuses fast and accurately on my K10D.
    Pete D, Mar 1, 2007
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  3. Pete C

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    If you're using the kit lens (18-55mm), that's why it's slowish to
    focus. It's a kind of slow lens.

    On the other end of the spectrum, I got the FA 50mm/1.4, which is a fast
    lens, but sometimes slow to focus because the depth of field is so
    narrow. The camera seems to hunt for anything to focus upon. is telling me that the K10D can use the built-in flash for
    focus-assist, which the *ist DS lacks. That should help.
    Paul Mitchum, Mar 1, 2007
  4. Pete C

    Pete D Guest

    Actually the DS does have focus assist using the flash.
    Pete D, Mar 2, 2007
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