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08-30-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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How to use af at the video(k-30)

i bought new pentax k-30. it is perfect dslr ..bu i cant find autofocus at video mod
actually im amateur photographer so i need a help

08-30-2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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As far I know K30 and K5 don't have AF while recording movie. I don't know if there is firmware mod to it.
08-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #3
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The K30 (but not the K5) definitely does AF in video mode. But not continuously.

From the in-depth review:


Autofocus can be used before and during recording. However, the feature that a lot of users are looking for—continuous AF during recording—is not available here. While recording, you can press the AF/AE-L button to force the camera to refocus, but once it locks onto a target it stops and you have to press it again to refocus a second time, etc. This is the same regardless of which Contrast AF mode you've selected, Face Detection and Tracking included.

More Pentax news at: Pentax K-30 Camera Review - Introduction -
I would still try and use manual focus if possible. Much quieter and smoother, more professional.

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08-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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hmm thank you for answer

i saw some videos on youtube they are using af when recording video so i asked why i cant do it


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