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11-07-2018, 06:14 PM   #1
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Horizontal Lines when using Live View

I just received my new (old) A*200mm Macro lens. I was playing with the feel of the manual focus and I noticed something. When I used Live View to focus, I get “horizontal lines” in the shot. When I take the same shot, focusing through the eyepiece/viewfinder, the lines are gone.

Here are some sample shots. Not edited, just shot and transferred.

Notice the bottom book, and the ribbons/bookmark on the right side....there are horizontal lines in the second shot.... It happens everytime with Live View.

Does anyone know why the horizontal lines appear only when using live view?

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11-07-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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^ Are you using the electronic shutter? That might be the cause of the banding.
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^ Are you using the electronic shutter? That might be the cause of the banding.
Very likely to be the cause. For the benefit of the OP, it happens because of flickering (too fast for your bare eye to detect) indoor lights.
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Yep, what they said. Try switching to the mechanical shutter.

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It should be noted, this isn't just a Pentax problem. Many brands have this issue when using electronic shutter.
11-08-2018, 03:25 PM   #6
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Thank you, all! I had no idea I had that option! I appreciate the education.

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