Has the K-5 Fron Focis Issue been resolved...

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Has the K-5 Fron Focis Issue been resolved...

or has it just been accepted and everyone is just hoping for a fix?

I'm on my second K-5. The first was exchanged for a host of issues and the second has a very small stain (My replacement was older stock that the original) but, with the exception of the FF in low tungsten light levels it behaves quite well.

However, the low light FF issue is causing me quite a bit of concern. I use my camera a lot for portraits and weddings, along with wildlife and landscape work. The camera severely front focuses in the shooting portraits where the subject is lit by the modeling lights on my strobes. I'm afraid that wedding shooting will be equally effected.

I set up a target 15 feet away and using the DA12-24 @ 24mm f/4, I shot under natural light at 2 EV and tungsten light at 3 EV. Under natural light the lens focused to near infinity and the shots were reasonable sharp. Under tungsten light (1 EV brighter) the lens consistently focused to 7-8 feet and the shots were all front focused.

My question is whether my issues are unique, the issue has somehow been solved and whether I should again exchange the camera for another.

Your thoughts are appreciated.
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