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12-19-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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Catch in focus and kit lens

Can't seem to get the catch in focus feature to work on my Pentax K_X using the DA L 18-55 kit lens. it is probably something I am doing wrong .Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks.

12-19-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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Check this link. Hope it helps...
12-19-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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Yes, we covered CIF pretty well there. The secret for using the 18-55 and other AFL's (autofocus lenses) is to hold down the lens-lock button. This disengages the AF drive but keeps focus confirmation active. So, the procedure:

* Enable CIF on the menu
* Set autofocus to AF.S
* Manually focus on the desired point
* Hold down the lens-lock button
* Hold down the shutter

These last two may require a bit of right-hand manual dexterity. Bother. Anyway, it works. And it even works with Continuous Drive; but with an AFL, we can't just use a remote to hold the shutter down, and walk away, as we can with a MFL. Bother, again. CIF with a MFL is quite useful for grabbing shots of bicyclists, birds, burglars, etc.
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catch in focus

thanks guys this has been very helpful


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