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05-26-2016, 02:32 AM   #1
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Focus indicator with manual focus lenses

Hello all,

Whenever I use AF lenses on my K-01, I get a beep and the focus indicator appears on the screen when it focuses. My question is should I be getting this when I use an old manual lens? I don't get the indicator on the screen or a beep. Is there a setting for this?

I really like using my A and M glass, and M42s as well. I'd like to enable this feature if it's possible.

Thanks in advance.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulpines Quote
Hello all,

Whenever I use AF lenses on my K-01, I get a beep and the focus indicator appears on the screen when it focuses. My question is should I be getting this when I use an old manual lens? I don't get the indicator on the screen or a beep. Is there a setting for this?

I really like using my A and M glass, and M42s as well. I'd like to enable this feature if it's possible.

Thanks in advance.
It's not possible with the K-01. It is, however, possible with any Pentax DSLR. The reason for this is that the K-01 lacks the phase detection AF system.

Your best alternative would be to use focus peaking combined with live view magnification.

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Your best alternative would be to use focus peaking combined with live view magnification.
And this quite frankly works perfectly. I never miss a beat on my k-01 with manual lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulpines Quote
Whenever I use AF lenses on my K-01, I get a beep and the focus indicator appears on the screen when it focuses. My question is should I be getting this when I use an old manual lens? I don't get the indicator on the screen or a beep. Is there a setting for this?
As Adam says, not on a classic manual lens. You will however get the display when manually focusing a newer AF lens.

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