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07-24-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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K-1 Focusing Issues

I am having an issue and was wondering if other are having similar experiences. My K-1 sometimes focuses on what is behind my subject, rather than the subject (the intended focus) itself. This is especially an issue, and frustrating, if the intended object to be focused on is somewhat smaller. I think that it would be obvious to an AF system, but perhaps it is not.

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The AF collimators cover an area larger and even beyond the bound of the little squares marked in the view finder. If the subject is too small compared to the actual area of the focus point, you may miss the target and focus on something else.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcpropilot Quote
I think that it would be obvious to an AF system, but perhaps it is not.
Perhaps it's a case of one of the items in pic related (from Nikon D4 manual):
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Are you using the single point focus mode? I recommend that mode if you want total control over the focus target. I use this mode most of the time and move the location of the single point as needed depending on my subject.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Perhaps it's a case of one of the items in pic related (from Nikon D4 manual):
Thanks for the instructions. I wish Pentax's instructions were as clear and informational.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dave2k Quote
Are you using the single point focus mode? I recommend that mode if you want total control over the focus target. I use this mode most of the time and move the location of the single point as needed depending on my subject.
I tried different focus point modes. Still having trouble though. I will confirm again.

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The AF collimators cover an area larger and even beyond the bound of the little squares marked in the view finder. If the subject is too small compared to the actual area of the focus point, you may miss the target and focus on something else.
Maybe that's it. I put the square on the what I want to focus on, and it could just be too small for the AF to discern.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcpropilot Quote

Maybe that's it. I put the square on the what I want to focus on, and it could just be too small for the AF to discern.
All DSLRs want you to focus on a line, DCpilot - not an area.



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