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06-15-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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k-30 or k-5 focus confirm with legacy glass?

this is a total newbie question, but as the only pentax cameras i've owned have been contrast detect (k-01 and Q) i'm curious if the regular dslr pentax cameras have focus confirm through the viewfinder like with the nikon bodies? ie; when something comes into focus the centre dot lights up and beeps.
and will it do it with adapted lenses such as m42 etc?

looking to replace my om-d with a k-30 or k-5 as prices are ridiculously cheap at the moment, i already have a bunch of manual pentax glass for the k-01, and i could buy a couple limiteds if i sell off all my olympus gear and come over here totally

then ill have a trio, the k-01, GXR, and a k-??


thanks a lot guys. appreciate it

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Short answer is yes.
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nice and easy, thanks mate
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QuoteOriginally posted by pixelvandal Quote
this is a total newbie question, but as the only pentax cameras i've owned have been contrast detect (k-01 and Q) i'm curious if the regular dslr pentax cameras have focus confirm through the viewfinder like with the nikon bodies? ie; when something comes into focus the centre dot lights up and beeps.
and will it do it with adapted lenses such as m42 etc?

looking to replace my om-d with a k-30 or k-5 as prices are ridiculously cheap at the moment, i already have a bunch of manual pentax glass for the k-01, and i could buy a couple limiteds if i sell off all my olympus gear and come over here totally

then ill have a trio, the k-01, GXR, and a k-??


thanks a lot guys. appreciate it
Yes, with the center point only however.


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Yes, with the center point only however.
That's the long answer.
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And my K30 does it quite well. According to a friend in Louisiana, his K5 did too.
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that suits me just fine, i only ever use the centre point anyway.
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