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05-07-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
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Can I preset focus distance on the k-x?

bryan peterson says preset your focus distance so 3 feet f/22 for certain photos. can i do this with the kit lens 18-55mm k-x? not sure how to preset to a "distance." all i know so far auto focus or manual focus till it looks right.

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After half pressing the shutter to autofocus, or switching to manual focus, you should be able to turn the focus ring on the lens to a desired distance.

Note that most people will advise not to use such small apertures (large number) due to diffraction of the light rays which may degrade the image.
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The DA-L kit lens does not have a distance scale like the other versions, so basically the answer is no. The workaround

Find a subject at 3 feet, let the camera focus on it and switch to MF. Don't touch the focusing ring after that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sterretje Quote
The DA-L kit lens does not have a distance scale like the other versions, so basically the answer is no. The workaround

Find a subject at 3 feet, let the camera focus on it and switch to MF. Don't touch the focusing ring after that.

...sometimes its more simple than you think

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