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04-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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MF Assist, x2, x4 for K-01

...my Q has a menu command for MF Assist, x2, x4 ... does the K-01 have similar menu functionality, and if so, what is it called ???

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I can't recall if it was on by default or not but the K-01 does have a magnified manual focus assist mode. With the body set to MF I can press the OK button to turn on magnification and use the scroll wheel to select 2x, 4x or 6x.
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...yes YOU CAN ! and thnx...it will work with the focus control set to either AF or MF...that was EASY !!!
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...I stand corrected, Altopiet was correct, IF you set the K-30 to MF ( on the focus selection switch) and Live View and press the OK button, then you can select 2x, 4x, or 6x image magnification on the Live View Panel...perfect-o !!!
if you leave the K-30 focus selection switch in the AF.S position and press the OK button then you can select a XX increase in the available AF area, or something like that....

...if you have a K-01 you can leave the focus selection switch in either AF or MF and by pressing the OK button you will be able to increase the viewable image by 2x, 4x or 6x by using the command/control wheel ...goodie !

...and I did read a previous post that the K-30 in ViewFinder (SLR) operation will display a Green Focus Confirm Octagon when the lens is in focus, and the shutter release is pressed half way...and that is correct, and, the K-30 viewfinder is so bright and clear you can visually focus a MF lens and confirm correct focus by the display of the Green Octagon with a half way press of the shutter button

to each their own

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hi ron , i'm a new member from indonesia, I've been folllowing your progress on modifying your K01 to ir only. I'm curious how is your progress with infrared modified K01. just bought K01 especially for that purpose & currently ordering the ir 685n hot filter from kolarivision. Thnx
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..hi, I'm not modifiying a K-01 for IR...sorry
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevenewprints Quote
hi ron , i'm a new member from indonesia, I've been folllowing your progress on modifying your K01 to ir only. I'm curious how is your progress with infrared modified K01. just bought K01 especially for that purpose & currently ordering the ir 685n hot filter from kolarivision. Thnx
I'm that Ron, but the thing is just a little time on hold. I used the second K-01 for video for now. So I wait and see how that works out. Other wise I have to score a third K-01, but that will cost again extra, so I'm a little waiting for now.
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woops...., sorry Ronnie B, wrong person, hello anyway... thnx for the info on MF assist X2 X3 as I have 3 Mamiya 645 lenses to be used with this K-01 as soon as the fotodiox mamiya645 to pentaxPK adapter arrived from USA. nice info !
@Ronhendriks : hi & thnx , I sold all my canon gear (1 week ago) & bought a K01 (2days ago) and waiting to get best deal on K5 IIs. The K5 IIs would be for "normal" photography & K-01 would later be converted to 685 ir ( plan to buy the ir hot filter replacement from kolarivision USA) thnx alot for usefull info on K01 (My brother lives at Naaldwijk, Holland)
will try to post info & pics after I know this K01 better on the near future.
Thnx again Ronnie B & RonHendriks

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