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03-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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AF while using remote control

Hi everyone. I apologize in advance if this has been covered but I'm at a loss. I have a K-5 and I'm trying to do self portraits with my pentax remote control. I have the AF with the remote option enabled in the custom menu. The auto focus mode is set to auto. I depress the button and click! Out of focus photo. The manual offers no help. It say to half press the shutter button hen use the remote. Pretty pointless for what I'm doing. Am I missing something? Also, I know I can set up an object to get the focus set than stand in it's place. But I'm looking for the ability to click off multiple shots at varying distances so I'd like the camera to do what it is supposed to be able to do. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Custom 3, 15. Is it maybe set for "release priority". Not sure if this effects remote or not..too late for me to mess with it right now.
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Did you go to the C (custom) Menu, select "Autofocus When Using Remote Control" and select "On"? The default setting is "Off".
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Yes, I enabled it in the custom menu.

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Yes, I enabled it in the custom menu.
I'm afraid I can't help you, but if it makes you feel better mine doesn't work either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bullitt_60 Quote
I'm afraid I can't help you, but if it makes you feel better mine doesn't work either.
Custom function C3-15 must be set for "Focus Priority".
And goes without saying that the body and lens focus select switches are in proper position.
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Custom function C3-15 must be set for "Focus Priority".
And goes without saying that the body and lens focus select switches are in proper position.
HUZZAH!!! Thankyou! That was the issue. Works like a charm now.
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HUZZAH!!! Thankyou! That was the issue. Works like a charm now.
Excellent.

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I just tested mine. It will only prefocus if the focus switch is set to AF-S. On manual focus it just snaps the photo.
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In manual, you are de-coupling the focus drive and telling the machine to not use focusing, so, it should fire.
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