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09-13-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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Your AF Settings

I find it difficult to have reliable and repeatable focusing results with my K-01.

My best pictures were taken using manual focus.

What are your AF settings? Defaults?

Thanks in advance!

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Select-point (usually in the center), smallest box size. I get about the same hit rate with AF as manual with focus peaking (note: I usually don't shoot wide open for the thinnest DoF possible).
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Same as above for me too.
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Will try that this week-end. Thanks

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Keep in mind that Contrast-Detect AF "sees" things differently from Phase-Detect. If there is something behind the subject with stronger contrast, CDAF will go after it. For example: when shooting a daffodil (narcissus to some), you probably want the "cup" in focus, but it's yellow, and the petals behind it are yellow, so there isn't much contrast. However, the stem is a sharp-edged green stripe against the background. The K-01 will lock on the stem every time, and the "cup" will be out of focus. With this in mind, and a little practice, you can catch it before it goes hunting. In some ways, it's like shooting in black-and-white, where you think more in terms of shapes and shadows, rather than colors.
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