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10-20-2020, 11:33 AM   #1
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Focus lock, where is it?

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does the Pentax K1II have a focus lock function? where is it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
focus lock function?
I am not sure what you are asking for. The light that comes on when focus lock is achieved? Or something else?
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I am not sure what you are asking for. The light that comes on when focus lock is achieved? Or something else?
I need to know if it is possible in the K1II to "lock" the focus at a determinate point (subject) so that the focus stays the same even if the main subject changes.
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Set it to back button focus. This disconnects the focus action from the shutter action. So you focus with the back button and it stays at that point no matter how many times you take a picture.

I set all of my cameras that way as soon as they come out of the box.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
I need to know if it is possible in the K1II to "lock" the focus at a determinate point (subject) so that the focus stays the same even if the main subject changes.
Assuming you are configured for other than continuous AF, holding half-press on the shutter should work as should holding down the AF button on the back.


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You can also configure the AF button to "disconnect" the autofocus. That is, if you press and hold the AF button the camera will not re-focus when you press the shutter button. Sort of the opposite of what jatrax suggested. Either of those options will require you to do some menu diving, though. Steve's suggestion works right out of the box.

FWIW, I prefer to configure it the way jatrax describes. Takes some getting used to, but I think it gives you the best control.
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Back button focus is probably the way to go. I used this with the K-5 and K-S2 but when I got my KP my fingers would not get used to the new button arrangement. I finally gave up and went back to using the shutter for a focus lock. If I want to lock the focus on a particular point after achieving focus I just switch the camera to manual focus. Usually, this is when making a panorama photo. I just have to remember to switch the camera back to autofocus afterward.
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thank you all, I was hoping there could be a simple one button operation

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
thank you all, I was hoping there could be a simple one button operation
There is! Shutter button half press, with the camera set to AF-S, as several members have replied above.
Been that way since the very first Pentax autofocus film cameras and works the same on every digital Pentax camera.
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manual

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k-1-2.pdf

I recommend the OP start reading at page 56

back button autofocus described on pg 57 using " AF " button

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Got it, Thank you again. the problem now is, will I remember it?...
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
manual

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k-1-2.pdf

I recommend the OP start reading at page 56

back button autofocus described on pg 57 using " AF " button
But the OP asked for “one button operation” {in #8} - which to me means the shutter button when the camera is set “AF-S” mode as ‘Markii’ stated in #9.
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I was just pointing out where the OP could find " back button " AF
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
Got it, Thank you again. the problem now is, will I remember it?...
If you are like me you will remember it later when you are reviewing your photos.
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