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01-22-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Recording Movies

I just started using the K3 to record movies but really had a difficult time keeping the subject in focus...are there preferred settings? I was recording an indoor event with the subject from about six feet away to 15 feet, and using the auto mode. Will the K3 automatically refocus or will one have to continually push the focus button which is noisy on playback?

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QuoteOriginally posted by bpcarlson Quote
Will the K3 automatically refocus or will one have to continually push the focus button which is noisy on playback?
It won't. Your best bet is to either focus manually, use DOF to your advantage, or get a lens with silent AF.

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How do you even manage to get it to focus while recording? When I start recording on my K-3, neither the shutter button nor the AF button cause it to re-focus. AF is enable and mode set to "multiple AF points".

Ohhh - nevermind. One has to hold the AF button much longer than in LV to get it to notice that it's out of focus and before it starts to hunt for a new focus point.

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