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07-12-2015, 04:42 AM   #16
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AF-A is automatically switches between the two
My K-30 doesn't have that setting. Only the first two, and it doesn't say AF.C only the C is there.

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My K-30 doesn't have that setting. Only the first two, and it doesn't say AF.C only the C is there.
Nor my K-01, and can't remember wether my K100Ds does or not.
But if it's there, that's what it does!
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But if it's there, that's what it does!
Sure, that's true but the only reason I mentioned it was to keep the OP from getting confused if he went looking for that setting and it wasn't on his camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
My K-30 doesn't have that setting. Only the first two, and it doesn't say AF.C only the C is there.
Are you sure? My K50 does - it's not a physical option it lies buried in the menus. You can enable it to ignore the switch setting.

EDIT: found it. Page 101 of the K-30 manual; Rec Menu 2. It's a bit obscure being buried in the menus rather than being on the switch but it is there.

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I was talking about the physical switch on the side of the camera. And I believe the switch is what LensBeginner was referring to also.
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yeah, my one has AF-S, C and MF. But the C setting is referred to as AF-C in the manual, isn't it?
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But the C setting is referred to as AF-C in the manual, isn't it?
Yes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oricman Quote
yeah, my one has AF-S, C and MF. But the C setting is referred to as AF-C in the manual, isn't it?
Correct - but there is a software setting to enable AF.A which is fully automatic switching between C and S whenever it is on the C or S setting.

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I never liked the AF C setting because it continuously hunted. I keep mine on the first one.
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When I plug the camera in the folder becomes something like 100-701 . Does that mean there have been 701 folders created (despite the shutter count being 1500 or so) ?

It seems an odd numbering system. Sometimes I seem to have several folders created, but I'm not sure why - 100, 101, 102, 103 etc It happened when I changed battery. Not sure if it was changing when I changed lens too (?)
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I think the 2nd set of digits is the month and day. 701 would be July 1st.
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Sometimes I seem to have several folders created, but I'm not sure why
This usually happens if you do not remove the photos in the first folder, if you copy and paste them, the next time you take a photo, the camera software creates a new folder and numbers are in sequence, i.e., 100, 101, etc. I do not copy my photos to the computer, I move them to a folder on my hard drive.
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Thanks guys. I thought it might be date after I posted here. D'oh!

How is moving photos to a hard drive different to copying them? It'll copy them over in either case, won't it?
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When you copy them over, the photos and folder are still on the card but moving them over, the folder stays the same number, I.e., 100.
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More problems.
On the kit DA lens it says the aperture is 3.5-5.6. I'm assuming this is the lower end over the length of the zoom. The high end isn't mentioned. I assume the camera knows what lens is on so gives the appropriate options. I want to try and get sharp images - (so far quite elusive) -so should be using the higher f settings, but these seem to require jumping up the ISO settings too. On other cameras I can keep the ISO at 100 to give the best quality and put the aperture where you want it.With the kit DA lens I'm not sure what my aperture limit is but usually have to opt for around 10 - 16. Shouldn't this be enough to get a reasonable image ? So many of my images are not sharp . I feel like giving up and selling the Pentax on.
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