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02-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Not taking photos

After changing a bunch of settings on my K-5 it doesn't want to take a photo when I press the shutter release. Yet if I change everything back to default it works fine. I know I'm being really vague about the settings that I've changed to cause this situation to occur but I'm not really sure about which setting it is. Does anyone else have this problem? I hope so or I'll start worrying that there is something wrong with my camera.

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What lens are you using with the camera? You'll have to be a bit more specific about the particular situation.

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could you have possibly changed the setting where the camera will not take a picture if focus is not achieved? Maybe you're too close to the subject? That seems too simple...I'm sure you already thought of that.
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The last time this has occurred is with the Tamron 18 - 250mm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by qtopplings Quote
could you have possibly changed the setting where the camera will not take a picture if focus is not achieved? Maybe you're too close to the subject? That seems too simple...I'm sure you already thought of that.
OK...I may have done that. Can you tell where that setting is?
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look at page 122. In AFS mode, you can have Focus Priority or Release priority. C custom setting 3 should be set to 1 for Focus, 2 for release.

I usually have it set to not release the shutter if the focus is off, and just switch to manual focus if I want to trigger the shutter independently of the focus.
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