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03-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Live view focusing

Hi, I just bought a K-R, but a problem arises. Whenever I switch to live-view mode using the LCD, and focuses,it somehow zoom in to the subject. I am using the kit 18-55mm lens. I am wondering how to switch the zoom AF off? It was distracting for me. I do not have this zoom-in problem for my previous Canon 600D or Nikon D90 using live view. Pls help!

03-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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I don't think you can switch it off, but I'm not 100% sure on that. You can on the K-01, though.

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I know on the K20D, you can use the rear e-dial to magnify the image - maybe there's a setting on the K-R that defaults to a magnified image????
03-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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There is no way to disable the "zoom in" on the K-r with the live view in contrast AF mode it just happens every time. I did find it a bit annoying as they K-x didn't do this a menu option to enable or disable this would be nice

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Thanks for your reply. I have since jump overship to Nikon D3100

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