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03-17-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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K3 struggling with focus

I've noticed since firmware 1.03 that the camera is having difficulty focussing. I mainly use the DA* 16-50mm lens. The small hexagon focus symbol will flash away but not lock in, not every time but often enough that it's a real pain. I'm also trying the AF.A autofocus mode, which might be part of the problem. I've switched back to AF.S to see how it goes.

03-17-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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K3 focus problems

I have had the K3 crazy focus thing along with the live view lockups and shutter flap
Only solution to focus problem was to switch to spot focus for a while then rest camera ASAP.
Seemed to help resolve after removing battery. Camera may need ECT (electro convulsive therapy-sick joke)
Local distributor (Oz) seems unaware of these problems

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