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10-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Manual Focus Live View Zoom

Last night i was practicing with my Rokinon 85 mm f1.4, because nailing focus on that beast is not very easy wide open.
I was in live view so I can use focus peaking in conjunction with zooming in.
However, when I zoom in then adjust focus, the camera will snap back to the 1x view. It seems like the snap back occurs after it thinks it has achieved focus, but I am guessing.
Does anyone else get this weird, annoying behavior? I want the camera to stay zoomed until i am ready, not when it thinks I should be done.


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Unfortunately I think that's how it works. Pentax needs to fix this IMO!

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It doesn't need fixing. Page 107 of the manual.......... Hold the OK button during either MF or AF half press gives x10 magnification (after a second delay though, that's the annoying bit) and in MF it holds x10 in real time while focusing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveB Quote
It doesn't need fixing. Page 107 of the manual.......... Hold the OK button during either MF or AF half press gives x10 magnification (after a second delay though, that's the annoying bit) and in MF it holds x10 in real time while focusing.
Thanks for the insight.
I was playing with it last night, and it does indeed stay zoomed until you half press the shutter. But I only get x6 magnification, not x10. x6 is usually sufficient for me though.

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Right - I only can get between 2x and 6x (dialable).
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Right - I only can get between 2x and 6x (dialable).
You're right, I assumed it was x10, I didn't notice the x2, x4 or x6 showing. I don't use LV much!
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I try not to use it - it eats batteries
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Unfortunately I think that's how it works. Pentax needs to fix this IMO!
Agreed. The functionality of LV is much better on my K-x.

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I am wondering, why is there so much audible noise as if the mirror is flopping and there is a lot of lag to get off a second shot when using live view with manual focus? Shouldn't there be no need for a mirror to move since the actual sensor is doing all the readout?
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