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11-04-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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AutoFocus K-7

Hi all. How do i disable AF on my K-7? I have read through the operating manual but; A- have'nt found how to do this yet, or B-don't understand the instructions.

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Should be like the K-5: front of the camera, on the lower-left (from behind) side of the mirror box (by the lens mount) - there should be a rotating lever with at least "A" and "M" positions. The M position mechanically retracts the autofocus linkage (so the lens can turn freely) and tells the camera not to focus.
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Also, if the issue is that you don't want autofocus to engage when you press the shutter release button halfway, you should be able to disable that specifically in the customization menu (without needing to change the autofocus switch as TomB_tx describes). You might prefer this to still allow autofocus using the dedicated AF button. That's how I have my K10D set and I expect the K-7 allows this too.
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Yes, both of those are exactly right for the K-7. Set the switch on the front to M to disable totally, and there are menu options to turn on/off the shutter half-press option. If you have the latest firmware, there is at least one other option to do with the AF button on the back -- I forget what it is.


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