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08-14-2020, 10:39 PM   #1
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K5 ii for manual lenses (Takumar m42)

Is this a good combo? I believe this body has no focus peaking which can be a disadvantage. Thanks

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A lack of focus peaking can be a hindrance under very limited circumstances, but I find the little "Green Hexagon" focus confirmation indicator in the viewfinder to be more than adequate for the vast majority of instances, especially if used with the "Catch in focus" ability, whereby the camera will only make an exposure if the lens is in focus.
My *ist DS is my "go-to M42 camera" and has an M42-PK adaptor almost permanently installed. It has no focus peaking or LiveView and I don't find this to be an issue
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I tend to agree with the above answer. Focus peaking is good but there is a range of travel where it "peaks". I find myself trying to estimate the exact focus. The problem is that the focus peaking makes it harder to see the actual focus (for me anyway). The green hexagon is the way to go for manual focus. What did we do before focus peaking anyway? FInding focus was never just a happy accident.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kypfer Quote
"Catch in focus" ability,
Please explain? Also Pentax don't require special electronics for focus confirmation? Thanks you

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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
I tend to agree with the above answer. ... What did we do before focus peaking anyway? FInding focus was never just a happy accident.


Haha!
For me it was mostly split-image or micro-prism in the slr viewfinder ... unfortunately not usually compatible with modern autofocus systems

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QuoteOriginally posted by mrjayviper Quote
Please explain? Also Pentax don't require special electronics for focus confirmation? Thanks you


See "Catch in focus" in the User Manual p.82 ... Pentax DSLRs have never needed "special electronics", it's all built in
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See "Catch in focus" in the User Manual p.82 ... Pentax DSLRs have never needed "special electronics", it's all built in
I'll download the manual. Thanks
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