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04-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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No Confirmation Hexagon Or Beep When Manual Focussing on K-5


There's a big thread going on here, but I won't interrupt it even though this is related.

I've recently bought my first manual focus lens, an M85/2, and I'm finding it difficult to focus by eye.

Reading the other thread, I realised I wasn't watching the focus confirmation indicator, so I tried again and it never appeared, no matter how slowly I turned the focus ring. I'd turned the beep off, so I turned that on but no beep either.

Then I mounted my FA77 in AF, and got the confirmation and the beep.

Have I missed a setting somewhere?

I'm in Manual, I enter the focal length when the camera is turned on, I hold the shutter half down, and turn the focus ring. Nothing.

Any other suggestions?


04-12-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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Try holding the AF button on the back when focusing or holding the shutter release half-way in. Also, the camera can only confirm focus on the central point, so make sure there's something to focus on in the center of the frame (i.e. a blank wall is not gonna work)
The camera should beep/show hexagon when in focus.
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Did you set the custom menu function "Use Aperture Ring" to Permitted?

99% of the newbies and even some of the old pros miss that one.

04-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

With your help, I've worked it out:

I'd disabled auto focus on the shutter release, and had it on the AF button only, so the only way the hexagon/beep "appeared" was when holding the AF button down. The shutter release had no affect.

Maybe this will help someone else.


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hahahah the last comment was quite good

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