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06-01-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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New camera, adjustments?

Hi, I will be buying a pentax K-5 body and separate lenses soon and I was wondering what I need to do to get the most out of the camera and lenses.

I already know that I should install firmware, but further than that I'm lost!

I have been noticing around the forums that some people send their cameras away to be calibrated and and their lenses adjusted to 10+ or -10 for example. Is that something you only should do if you are having problems? Are the people that need these adjustments just unlucky with the cameras they get or should we all be doing these things?

Is there anything else I should to do before I start taking photos? I don't want to find a coupe of years down the line that I could have been getting better results if I'd just done *whatever*.

Thanks

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Yeah, the af adjustments should only be done if you experience front focus or back focus. Also note that different adjustments will be needed for different lenses. The good news is that most of the time, adjustments aren't necessary.

There really isn't much else to do. Just make sure the file format and jpeg presets are set to your liking, then fire away

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I just checked my lenses with a Lens Align and only one needed any adjustment, and that was minor. It's not usually a problem, but having the option is really nice.

You can do some checking yourself with various scenes and objects to see how your focus works.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
I just checked my lenses with a Lens Align and only one needed any adjustment, and that was minor. It's not usually a problem, but having the option is really nice.

You can do some checking yourself with various scenes and objects to see how your focus works.

Thats good to know, thanks!

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