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02-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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AF method unable to be set

Admittedly, I am a beginner. I have gone through the Pentax Q manual, thoroughly. I am trying to set the AF method from face detection to something else. I am unable to select AF to make any changes. I have pressed the INFO button in Capture mode. I have used the Four way controller, but it skips over AF. Clearly, there is some other setting that is set that overrides the AF. Any ideas?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dopkel Quote
Admittedly, I am a beginner. I have gone through the Pentax Q manual, thoroughly. I am trying to set the AF method from face detection to something else. I am unable to select AF to make any changes. I have pressed the INFO button in Capture mode. I have used the Four way controller, but it skips over AF. Clearly, there is some other setting that is set that overrides the AF. Any ideas?
Put the camera in P mode rather than green/auto mode using the mode dial. That should unlock all the settings

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True, when set to P mode, I am able to set the AF. Why can't I do it in Auto mode? It is this set to Face detection there.
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True, when set to P mode, I am able to set the AF. Why can't I do it in Auto mode? It is this set to Face detection there.
Auto mode is fully automatic, the camera decides almost everything. It is a good mode to have if you hand the camera to someone who has no clue what they are doing, but not very useful for when you want to control the shot.

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