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01-31-2016, 12:05 PM   #706
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It may be touch sensitive

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That would be soooo smart
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Simple : you could define (using the separate AF selector) the size of AF area by group of sensors, then this wheel would just pass from one group to the next one , and you could lock/unlock the choosen group when pressing on the top of the wheel.
Sounds too complicated. Trying to keep an eye in the viewfinder to track subject, use AF mode switch on left of camera body to select AF mode (whilst also supporting the camera/lens and adjusting zoom/focus), then use AF selector on rear of camera to select an AF point/zone, then toggle top rotor dial to choose AF zone, then press top dial button to activate selected zone, then start pressing shuttter button. Too much finger/hand activity needed all over the camera.
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Well, see on Nikon D500 if that's simpler
The lock pressure is not obligatory.
For sure the last D1N0 suggestion would solve anything.

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Maybe this has been said (or maybe it's what you're saying now), but is it big enough to run your finger over it to select focus point, like an old track pad?
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Yeah, that's what D1N0 is suggesting.
02-01-2016, 07:17 AM   #712
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You could operate focus points with your index finger and the shutter with your middle finger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
You could operate focus points with your index finger and the shutter with your middle finger.
This does not sound very comfortable, and I don't think I have flexible fingers enough for this.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
This does not sound very comfortable, and I don't think I have flexible fingers enough for this.
Both fingers are on top of the camera. Try putting your index finger on the top screen as if it is a touch screen en you middle on the shutter. It does require a two handed grip to be comfortable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Both fingers are on top of the camera. Try putting your index finger on the top screen as if it is a touch screen en you middle on the shutter. It does require a two handed grip to be comfortable.
This will make it difficult to change focus point when following a subject using a long lens, unless you support the lens with something else than you hand.

You need to have your finger like 5 cm apart and also be able to move you index finder very precise.
I find this very hard to do even if supporting the camera with both hands.
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A touch screen would, imo, let you chose af points with left or right thumb easily.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Both fingers are on top of the camera. Try putting your index finger on the top screen as if it is a touch screen en you middle on the shutter. It does require a two handed grip to be comfortable.
Pentax won't do that, ever; their cameras are easy to use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Pentax won't do that, ever; their cameras are easy to use.
Well this is easy
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
A touch screen would, imo, let you chose af points with left or right thumb easily.
But no use for those who like me use the (presumably rear) screen *only* to review photos and occasionally to check settings. Top touch screen would be too small and awkward for most people to use like that anyway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Well this is easy
I disagree. You'd have to either change your grip, or dislocate your index finger - assuming you're not an alien.
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