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03-08-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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How to magnify manual focusing on 645z?

I saw in the PF review of the 645z that one can magnify the view to help with focusing in live view but I can't work out how to do that.

In live view, I can focus and have focus peaking on, but as soon as I flip the on / off dial to the preview setting, the camera takes a shot. I can magnify that but don't see any focus peaking highlight.

When manual focusing, I was expecting to be able to magnify the view - with or without peaking but moving the magnify wheel just changes the exposure settings - unless I first trigger the digital preview button, in which case I can't change the focusing anymore, nor see any focus peaking.

Must be something silly I'm doing / not doing; but what?

03-08-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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on the k3 you just press the ok button and it goes to 100%
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QuoteOriginally posted by wibbly Quote
on the k3 you just press the ok button and it goes to 100%
LoL. Thank you for putting me out of my misery. I could not find anything in the manual to tell me that and there's no graphics that hint at it.

This is my first Pentax. On my Fuji, I press the dial and then turn it. Never would have thought of pressing 'ok'.

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As noted above, to magnify live view, press the OK button. The digital preview is, as you say, a temporary snapshot made with the lens stopped down and is most useful for assessing depth of field, but is not a live image.


03-08-2015, 03:45 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
From the manual.
Thanks dcshooter.

That section isn't listed under the contents but I eventually found it under 'testing your camera'. Nothing about magnifying under 'focusing'.

Thanks for taking the trouble to send the page for me.

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