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post #1151 of 2101
How is the sensor compared to the previous ones, expecially 400/450dpi and 500Hz. And please quote me so I don't have to look for my comment in the thread of over 150 pages smile.gif
post #1152 of 2101
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Originally Posted by thumus View Post

How is the sensor compared to the previous ones, expecially 400/450dpi and 500Hz. And please quote me so I don't have to look for my comment in the thread of over 150 pages smile.gif
Significantly better. The older FK models hit negative accel prematurely at the 450 step due to some MCU limitation. Even at 2300/500 the max speed was about 3m/s. The new 3310 sensor is capable of 5m/s. I use 400cpi at 1000Hz exclusively on the FK1. The cpi steps are quite accurate on the new sensor, unlike the older ones (which usually measured significantly higher). I don't have any experience with 500Hz performance.
post #1153 of 2101
When in doubt you can always slam the contents of the FK1 into the old FK's shell. Doesn't require tooling at all (AM shell does require a bit of work for the lens), it's a simple body swap, everything fits.

Sticking with the smaller old FK shape and FK1 contents inside tbh.
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post #1154 of 2101
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When in doubt you can always slam the contents of the FK1 into the old FK's shell. Doesn't require tooling at all (AM shell does require a bit of work for the lens), it's a simple body swap, everything fits.

Sticking with the smaller old FK shape and FK1 contents inside tbh.
Interesting, what made you decide to go that route? Do you just like the smaller size?
post #1155 of 2101
Pretty much yeah. I don't have large hands.
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post #1156 of 2101
I liked the older shape and less weight. FK with FK1 guts is killer.
post #1157 of 2101
I would attempt that mod (own an FK1 and '14) but I was never a huge fan of the coating of the older FK models. Size is great, though.
post #1158 of 2101
I was thinking about doing the opposite and putting the first FK into the FK1 shell. Better scroll wheel (believe the very first version was mechanical and not optical) and I like the 1150 dpi step for general use/non-fps games - even though I'm kinda used to it now, 1600 is a tad too fast and 800 is too slow for me. Wish Zowie would just make optional software for custom dpi settings at least.
post #1159 of 2101
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Interesting, what made you decide to go that route? Do you just like the smaller size?

"smaller" couple of millimeters isn't smaller come on
post #1160 of 2101
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Wish Zowie would just make optional software for custom dpi settings at least.
That kinda goes against the grain of their whole spiel. Just like the folks that want them to use omrons, it's just not the direction they want to go. I'm not the biggest Zowie fanboy in the world but I kinda enjoy the fact they have their own thing going on over there (even if it isn't necessarily the smartest or most profitable business-wise).
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