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06-30-2015, 05:14 PM   #181
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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
Don't you need the button pushed half way down for a fraction of a second to engage the SR?

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I would think that SR is activated almost as soon as the shutter is tripped (or rather just before that). I do not recall any SR delay in any of my cameras.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
I would think that SR is activated almost as soon as the shutter is tripped (or rather just before that). I do not recall any SR delay in any of my cameras.
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---------- Post added 06-30-15 at 08:40 PM ----------

I used to use this method with my K10 and can't remember why I quit using it. Looking forward to trying it on my K3. It sucks to have to use glasses if I remember right

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Wow, never thought of doing this, i''ve allways used the shutter for AF, i'm gonna give it a go though, i know what you mean about missing the mark on focus, especialy at wide appatures
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Thanks so much Wired.

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Glad this thread is not closed !

Because I have questions for K3 users:
Do you use this technique as described here?
Anyone using that for BIF or other action shots?
If so, are you getting more precise AF results and keepers?

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Yes, yes, and yes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Glad this thread is not closed !

Because I have questions for K3 users:
Do you use this technique as described here?
Anyone using that for BIF or other action shots?
If so, are you getting more precise AF results and keepers?

Cheers!
Absolutely. The advantages for BIF are numerous. Especially useful is the ability to move seamlessly between AFS and AFC by simply lifting/applying my finger to the AF button. My cameras are always set up this way with no need to change modes.

With regard to using selectable AF points, I leave it set that way as well. Because I shoot landscapes about half the time, I find that setting very useful when a scene is composed but I'm taking multiple shots of it using different focus points. When you decouple AF from exposure, you have a lot more flexibility in setting up your shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Glad this thread is not closed !

Because I have questions for K3 users:
Do you use this technique as described here?
Anyone using that for BIF or other action shots?
If so, are you getting more precise AF results and keepers?

Cheers!
Yes, I use this technique (K3II). For Sports AF-C - I ditched tracking and went with center/spot and rely on own ability to be sniper accurate. As long as I keep spot on, and hold down AF button, good things happen. I will break forum etiquette and put up a series of 12 shots. I wish I could give full resolution. SHARP!
Shots are from F*300 F/4.5 Lens Setting are ISO - 400 F -4.5 1/5000

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Here are 5-10 in sequence...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kevwaly Quote
11 & 12
Good set of shots! I think you nailed focus on all of them!
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Good set of shots! I think you nailed focus on all of them!
Thank you very much! I can't remember for sure but I would bet there were a few toward the end of the sequence that the focus missed my target and I bet I had to toss a few. The last two shots I remember were after a few seconds of buffering and were from about 60-70 yards away. The F*300 4.5 is a really good, quick lens in spite of it's age. Quicker than the DA*300 for sure.

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I've found that the K-1 after some trail and error & confusion on my part works pretty much along the same steps as the K-5, K-3II.
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I've found that the K-1 after some trail and error & confusion on my part works pretty much along the same steps as the K-5, K-3II.
Great to know!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wired Quote
you've asked for it! Now you got it. It's incredibly easy! Go into your shooting menu, page 4. Select Button Customization AF Button - AF2 Then, hold down the "AF Mode" button on the side of your camera, use the front dial to select "AF.C, use the rear dial to select "SEL-1". Thats it your done!
Absolutely great and easy ^^ thanksss
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