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11-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Focus Points for M lenses


I was wondering if anybody knows of a method to force a K-r to allow the selection of focus points, even for M lenses. In particular, I've got a Lensbaby and I'd love to be able to make the camera help me alittle more.

I know in the manual it says it won't work, I'm just curious if anyone knows of a workaround.


11-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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I don't think it is possible without a signal from a chip on the lens through the data pin to the camera.
11-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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With manual lenses you can turn on focus points by turning on AF but it will only light up the center point and the green hex in the finder with manual lenses


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