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06-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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K3 halo around objects in live view

I have noticed that when using live view on my K3 every object on the screen has a silver outline ( a bit like a halo except that the silver lines are very sharp).
However a soon as the camera focuses the view returns to normal until the focus indicator bleeps and then they re-appear again, Images are not effected, but it is very annoying for a camera of this class.
My K30 does not have this problem.
Can anyone make a guess before its sends me nuts

06-20-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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It sounds like the focus peaking is turned on. You can turn it off: camera menu 3>live view.

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06-20-2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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Definitely sounds like focus peaking, which is a feature of a camera of this class!
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As the K-3 manual suggests, it looks like focus peaking is at work. It can be turned off if desired:

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QuoteOriginally posted by geordieman Quote
My K30 does not have this problem.
Your K-30 also has this feature, but you may have had it disabled.

If you're using AF lenses you probably won't need it, but it's invaluable when focusing manually.

Details on the focus peaking can be found here:
Pentax K-3 Review - Autofocus - PF Reviews

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06-22-2014, 07:16 AM   #6
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Many thanks guys, doh read the manual I think.
A great camera, well worth the outlay.

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