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01-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #46
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@Steve.Ledger ... use manual lenses... problem solved .

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Some lenses work well on the Q with focus peaking. My F50 1.7 focuses well. My Tamron 28-75 does as well. However, the 50mm f2.8 Auto110, for instance, lens doesn't play nicely with peaking at all -- at least for telephoto. For close up objects it's alright.

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Really? I find peaking is very accurate for fast lenses, especially zoomed in. At least, when there is sufficient light. It makes manual focus much faster for me as well.
Either is better than a K-x or K-30 viewfinder, though.

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I will give it a try with zooming. As an aside, I have an RX1 with non-zoom focus peaking, and it is very easy to get accurate focusing. I think that the K-01's peaking covers too great a depth, meaning that it is not very precise.

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That is the fault of the lens, not the peaking function.

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How is that a fault of the lens, Charles?
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Well, not a fault really. It's just that a larger depth of field makes it much more difficult to use peaking. So, fast glass works very well with peaking, and slow glass, not so much. Or such has been my experience.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
Well, not a fault really. It's just that a larger depth of field makes it much more difficult to use peaking. So, fast glass works very well with peaking, and slow glass, not so much. Or such has been my experience.

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Charles,

I am having problems with the FA43/1.9 mounted on my K-01. I should think that it counts as fast glass. My RX1 has a 35/2 lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
It's just that a larger depth of field makes it much more difficult to use peaking. So, fast glass works very well with peaking, and slow glass, not so much. Or such has been my experience.
I see, so in your experience a shallow depth of field is better than a deep dof when using FP?
I have not found this to be the case in my experience.
On the Q for example, the 01 prime is hopeless with FP. But with AF or eye-ball manual focus I have no trouble.
Same with the 06 tele.
I just don't' think Pentax's FP is much more than a 'me too' feature at the moment. It's probably not using the same Contrast Detect as the CAF uses, if it is, then the FP algorithm is buggy.
I'd also really like to see the highlighting as a user selectable colour. White just isn't suitable imho.

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Well, this thread is degenerating into a focus peaking debate. But for the record, after a little over a year and about 15,000 shots, the K-01 is still my favorite too!

And FWIW, focus peaking works quite well for me shooting handheld macro at 1:1 or greater magnifications, where DoF is razor thin. But it's true that if you're shooting a low contrast scene in low light, it might not work miracles...
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