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08-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #1

pentax 645z

Just bought pentax 645Z. I have not been able to get any support from ricoh re question....
When I am in liveview and manual lens focus can I zoom in on liveview? To assist with manual focus.
When in review mode you can use the back wheel to zoom in to review image. Am I able to zoom in for manual focus while in liveview?
Thanks for any input.

08-24-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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Just a guess, use the OK button - I don't own a 645Z but I do own a K-3 - as a last resort the answer is probably somewhere in the 645Z User Guide. Maybe in the LiveView section. Probably somewhere around focusing or Focus Peaking.

Download Page from UK site 645Z Manual in several languages.

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With the K-3, the zoom in live view is activated by hitting the OK button inside the 4-way controller. You can then zoom in with the rear e-dial. Not sure how much of the K-3 controls the 645z inherited but check it out.

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haha.. a $10,000 case of RTFM

I found it on Page 39 after downloading from Ricoh's website.

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Its a good idea to download the manual and keep it on your tablet or smartphone. That way you always have it with you and can easily "search" for keywords
08-26-2014, 02:51 AM   #7
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Liveview zoom pentax 645z

Hi guys
Firstly thanks all for the great advice, not least responding and helping out. RTFM. Yes well...... I had downloaded the manual about a month before I got the camera. Just to familiarise myself with the operation. I always download onto my ipad so always have manual with me. Page 39 was the first place that I looked. The wheel on the back is symbolised by the wheel as per page 39. However, I have tried this and it didn't work. However, if I am correct you are suggesting to press the ok button before turning the wheel.
I am very excited to try this ASAP. I will post result. Fingers crossed.
Otherwise this is a great camera. I can say this with authority. As I have a phase one IQ 180 and am comparing it directly. Couldn't justify the price tag for the iq250 which is a CMOS sensor. Could get 3 pentax 645 for the same price!!!!!!
Thanks again for your great responses. Will let you know what happens.
08-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #8
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Yeahhh way to go. To zoom in during livew view to assist with manual focus you need to press the OK button before using the back wheel.....................
Great guys, Thanks for help.
This is great because all the manual 645 and even 67 lenses with adapter will work fine in manual focus.
Ill post some pics of my trails.


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