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08-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #16
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It would be very interesting to see a sample shot taken with focus peaking + my Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4.
This lens is notorious for its rendering and also, unfortunately, for its focus shift at wide aperture.

Has anyone been lucky enough to test it with a K-01 or a K30?


08-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #17
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I've had a K-30 for about three weeks now and I can say focus peaking has made it much easier to focus manually. I'm 58 by the way and manual focus lenses have given me problems with my K20D.

This was taken with a Kiron 28/2 and the K-30 on a tripod using Focus Peaking

Close Up, this area is a little blown out, but it has some signs and building detail:
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08-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #18
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I haven't tried Pentax' focus peaking but do find that Sony's is easy to use. I'm 59, so it isn't young eyes that are doing the job. One thing Sony (NEX 5n) does that I don't think Pentax has implemented yet is the ability to customize the focus peaking color. White isn't clear enough for me so I use red. With my K-5, I just use live view zoom.

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