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09-12-2018, 05:11 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by cgchang Quote
Nice. This is a great way to show off unique features of Pentax cameras like Hyper Program mode. #greenbutton



Only applies to KP and K-1 I assume. On models K-3 and older, Spot and Select set to the center AF detection would function the same and no real advantage?
I would be very interrested to know if it is also the case with K-3II! If yes, I will start to use Spot settings instead of Select with center point. I haven't any clue the two settings could behave differently.

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I would be very interrested to know if it is also the case with K-3II! If yes, I will start to use Spot settings instead of Select with center point. I haven't any clue the two settings could behave differently.
SPOT or Select on central point are equal, at least on k-1, I checked. it's a bad translation or a wrong sense of the phrase.

There are some evidence that the statement on RICOH site are correct even if doing some tests the two modes look the same.

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All I can say is WOW! It is about time!
I'll join that chorus. I've been impressed by the wealth of really helpful articles & videos relating to my new Oly gear and--in contrast--the paucity of similar resources for Pentax cameras & lenses. Ricoh needs to get on that.
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The next article I want to see should be something about how to set the auto focus so it continually tracks randomly moving subjects like kids running forwards, backwards, left, and right!
...dogs too.


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For PENTAX digital SLR cameras marketed after the PENTAX K-3, the Spot setting detects an area approximately 30 percent narrower than that of the Select setting, which uses a set of middle AF sensors in autofocus operation.
QuoteOriginally posted by cgchang Quote
Only applies to KP and K-1 I assume. On models K-3 and older, Spot and Select set to the center AF detection would function the same and no real advantage?
Good question, though I would hope that the K-3II, K-S1, K-S2, and K-70 might be included.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...dogs too.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Andrea K Quote
SPOT or Select on central point are equal, at least on k-1, I checked. it's a bad translation or a wrong sense of the phrase.
I tend to agree. The phrasing is clumsy in regards to the comparison with "Select" setting, i.e. "a set of middle AF sensors in autofocus operation". Whether this refers to apparent size in the overlay or the actual sensor diameter is not clear.


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Very useful, thanks!

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"The Spot setting is an autofocus mode that detects the in-focus point using a single AF sensor positioned at the center of the image field.
For PENTAX digital SLR cameras marketed after the PENTAX K-3, the Spot setting detects an area approximately 30 percent narrower than that of the Select setting, which uses a set of middle AF sensors in autofocus operation."

Does this mean the K3 is not included as in does not have added precision with spot af?
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Looks like another article is up. This one promoting Astrotracer.

PENTAX: The choice for astrophotography / Beautiful Photo-life | RICOH IMAGING
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Looks like another article is up. This one promoting Astrotracer.

PENTAX: The choice for astrophotography / Beautiful Photo-life | RICOH IMAGING
Strangely it's not on the main page for me...but the direct link works.
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More of this please, Ricoh!
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Looks like another article is up. This one promoting Astrotracer.

PENTAX: The choice for astrophotography / Beautiful Photo-life | RICOH IMAGING
Cool! After reading this I would ask to Pentax this: ASTROTRACER with Interval Composite ( bright mode) allowed, obviously with ASTROTRACER working also between the interval shots....
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...dogs too.


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its right next to the "Face Recognition" feature!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stillshot2 Quote
"The Spot setting is an autofocus mode that detects the in-focus point using a single AF sensor positioned at the center of the image field.
For PENTAX digital SLR cameras marketed after the PENTAX K-3, the Spot setting detects an area approximately 30 percent narrower than that of the Select setting, which uses a set of middle AF sensors in autofocus operation."

Does this mean the K3 is not included as in does not have added precision with spot af?
Sound like it to me! So the k-3II might have it since it was sold after the K-3.
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