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Two of the gull's buds decide to break formation to face plant this Egret to steal his fish!
Unbelievable, I have been shore birding a while and never saw behavior quite as bad as this!

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QuoteOriginally posted by dlh Quote
Anyone use those 4 programmable AF buttons? If so, how do you think they may best be put to use? Or more specifically, how do you use them?
I can't help much with this since those buttons don't work on my K5IIs, but have a look here. Or here.

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One thing that puzzles me: why have four arranged around the circumference of the lens body when only one would usually be in a convenient position for use, depending on how the thing may have been rotated. So, do all the buttons activate the same function, i.e., such that it doesn't matter which button you push, programming one is the same as programming all? Or is each separately programmable, such that three of the buttons will be useless at any given position of the lens?
I believe that they can only be programmed together, not individually. There are 4 of them so that no matter whether the camera/lens is in landscape or portrait orientation, there is at least one button in a convenient position.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlh Quote
Anyone use those 4 programmable AF buttons? If so, how do you think they may best be put to use? Or more specifically, how do you use them?

One thing that puzzles me: why have four arranged around the circumference of the lens body when only one would usually be in a convenient position for use, depending on how the thing may have been rotated. So, do all the buttons activate the same function, i.e., such that it doesn't matter which button you push, programming one is the same as programming all? Or is each separately programmable, such that three of the buttons will be useless at any given position of the lens?

Obviously, I don't use'em, never have; but I hate to let valuable built-in functions go to waste. Reminds me of what Ronald Reagan said in the televised debate against George Bush the First, when the moderator tried to get his microphone shut off because he kept talking after his time was up: "I'm paying for this microphone, Mr. Green!" (Reagan's campaign had funded the soiree.) Well, I figure, "I'm paying for this lens, Mr. Ricoh!", and I want to know how to work it.
I use them when I need to

Yes, you program all of them to focus on a given spot. Just aim where you want with the AF lock button on the lens and hold it until it locks focus (you hear the sound if you have it on). Then you use the lens as you wish and when you press any of the 4 buttons the focus distance goes back to the "locked" value. The buttons are around the lens so that regardless of your camera orientation (portrait or landscape) and your personal grip on the lens when you handhold it, or have it on a tripod, there always be a handy button that can be easily pressed to go back to the "locked" distance.

I use it mainly when I'm hiding somewhere and photographing birds. Usually there is a branch or some spots (nests etc) that you like where you sit and there is action around them. Locking them with the preset button is a good way to instantly go back to that spot/distance when you see action while you check around for any other action... Also when shooting airshows I lock either a particular spot over lets say a landing strip, or have the locked distance set to oo in order to easily go back in focus in difficult situations...

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