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07-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Catch in focus

I'm just setting up my k30 for catch in focus to capture birds at the feeder, but it appears that you have to hold the shutter down to get a shot, is this correct? It would require me standing with my finger on the button waiting for a bird. I could use a manual remote, but would still only get one shot. I'm sure that I'm not doing something correctly. Any advise greatly appreciated.

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07-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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You are correct, at least the way I've been doing it, you need to hold the shutter release button down for CIF.
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You could use a wired remote that has a slide lock to hold down the shutter.

This is the one I have: Amazon.com: SMDV Remote Shutter Release Cable for Pentax *ist DS, DS2, D, DL, DL2, K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-5, fully compatible with PENTAX CS-205, CONTAX LA-50: Camera & Photo
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That was quick!, thanks guy's, I do have a similar remote and will try the shutter lock.

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Set the camera to burst mode and put a little weight on the top of the shutter?
But you can't just leave the camera out for an hour and come back with caught focused images waiting for you. Unfortunately.
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Set the camera to burst mode and put a little weight on the top of the shutter?
But you can't just leave the camera out for an hour and come back with caught focused images waiting for you. Unfortunately.
That's a shame! Thanks anyway.

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The best you can do is have a large DOF with MF preset and use Interval shooting.
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