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10-06-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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Just got a K to Q adapter and have questions

Got my "RJ" type Q to K adapter today. VERY solid piece... aperture control (guestimated) for non-A ringed lenses... very nice.

So for you Q people... how do I use that "focus peak" feature? What's the Q7 crop factor again? Any advice?



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QuoteOriginally posted by Suleeto Quote
So for you Q people... how do I use that "focus peak" feature? What's the Q7 crop factor again? Any advice?
Focus peaking is enabled via the control panel (info button). It's not that useful for really long lenses, but give it a shot.

The crop factor is 4.6x, so you get a slightly wider angle of view than the original Q.

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Ok so I enabled it... how does it work? I don't really understand what it does.
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On my K-3, with focus peaking, you see white outlines against the edges of objects that are in focus. Just give it a try.

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I turned on focus peak but it doesn't seem to do anything.... also I turned on the zoom to focus but I don't know how to use that, either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Suleeto Quote
I turned on focus peak but it doesn't seem to do anything.... also I turned on the zoom to focus but I don't know how to use that, either.

Uhhh.......manual.
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I turned on focus peak but it doesn't seem to do anything.... also I turned on the zoom to focus but I don't know how to use that, either.
You need to be comfortable, a step beyond familiar, with routine use of the camera and lens before you think about focus peaking.
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I would suggest you use the Q lens and focus peaking together in order to get a feel for it. Zooom wide and use manual focus while pointing it at a plant. Manual focus in and out slowly and you will see the white edges that represent the areas that in focus appear along the edges of the leaves. Once you understand how it works in a situation like this you may have better luck using it with your other lenses.

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Focus peaking sample:
Now, that is for a DSLR, so it gets activated in the Menu; but the actual peaking will look nearly the same on the Q. You can also download the camera manual as a pdf and search, read it.

Edit: Sorry, posted wrong video link earlier

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That video above is for using full manual lenses on K body DSLR's, and has nothing to do with focus peak lol.

I did try MF on the 02 Standard Zoom.... I don't see any white outlines. I do however see some areas that periodically blink red in the image. What is that?

A PDF won't help much because it doesnt explain things the way a discussion does, or a video would show... provided it is the right video LOL. I already looked at the manual. It came with my camera when I bought it.

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I did figure out zoom to focus. I dont think I like it. Which is why I am trying to understand what focus peaking looks like. I turned on the feature and I used the focus ring... I see the focus change in and out, but no white outlines like I saw once in a video. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong. Please, respectfully I ask you don't keep telling me to read the manual. I did that. For all I know, this camera isn't working right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Suleeto Quote
That video above is for using full manual lenses on K body DSLR's, and has nothing to do with focus peak lol.

I did try MF on the 02 Standard Zoom.... I don't see any white outlines. I do however see some areas that periodically blink red in the image. What is that?

A PDF won't help much because it doesnt explain things the way a discussion does, or a video would show... provided it is the right video LOL. I already looked at the manual. It came with my camera when I bought it.

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I did figure out zoom to focus. I dont think I like it. Which is why I am trying to understand what focus peaking looks like. I turned on the feature and I used the focus ring... I see the focus change in and out, but no white outlines like I saw once in a video. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong. Please, respectfully I ask you don't keep telling me to read the manual. I did that. For all I know, this camera isn't working right.
If I were you, I would try focus peaking using your adapted 50mm lens ... I'm guessing that will be less confusing.

To me, the focus peaking looks like a white shimmering of areas that are in focus. Find some place where you can focus on relatively solid objects ( but the objects are bright enough to see and where you are standing doesn't put too much light on the LCD ) with the 50mm lens and carefully look at how appearances change when you can also see that objects are in focus.

BTW - I think the areas in red are areas that are too bright for the sensor to record anything other than (0,0,0) -pure pointless white.

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Check that you have the latest firmware update.
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Going to check the Ricoh site for firmware... but that white outline you're all talking about doesn't happen with my camera.
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Firmware installed. No change.



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Got it to work. Fiddled with settings... after firmware update. Very faint white outlines, yes. But it's there now and wasn't before. Thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Suleeto Quote
That video above is for using full manual lenses on K body DSLR's, and has nothing to do with focus peak lol.
Sorry, wrong video link lol. Fixed it now.
Glad you got it working - it can be a very useful feature in some conditions, but maybe useless with some other lenses.

Red blinking things might be highlight detection (its an option that lets your camera blink the part of the photo that is too bright to get recorded - no colour information). There is also an option for shadow detection. This can be useful sometimes, but I would generally keep it turned off. Its not super reliable, and it can be a little distracting. Note that this is different from "highlight correction"
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