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03-27-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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K-3 Need help!

I cant figure out how to get "CIF" 2 work...

03-27-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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What exactly are you doing and what is happening when you try it?
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The Manual isn't all that helpful, but Catch-in Focus is only usable with manual focus lenses (or, presumably, AF lenses with a manual focus ring, set to MF on the camera, or set to MF on the lens if it has a separate AF/MF switch). What type of lens are you using?
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The Manual isn't all that helpful, but Catch-in Focus is only usable with manual focus lenses (or, presumably, AF lenses with a manual focus ring, set to MF on the camera, or set to MF on the lens if it has a separate AF/MF switch). What type of lens are you using?
I just got bunch of old lenses like Vivitar series 70-210mm 2.8-4 A komine, Kiron 75-205mm, Takumar 135mm 2.5 and Pentax M 28mm 2.8.

Or does CIF only work with lens that have AF/MF switch?

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
Catch-in Focus is only usable with manual focus lenses
...and then only if the lens has a conductive base. Usually this means bare metal. This was not the case until the most recent generation of Pentax bodies and is a pain in the rear for those of us who shoot with lenses having painted mount faces (most M42 lenses) and who would like to use CIF.

The options are:
  • Add a bit of foil to short the data pin
  • Sand the paint/anodizing from the lens in the area of the data pin


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QuoteOriginally posted by CBE2015 Quote
I just got bunch of old lenses like Vivitar series 70-210mm 2.8-4 A komine, Kiron 75-205mm, Takumar 135mm 2.5 and Pentax M 28mm 2.8.

Or does CIF only work with lens that have AF/MF switch?
CIF should work with those lenses. The M/F switch just stops the iris diaphragm down and has nothing to do with focus.
  • Set focus mode to AF-S (AF-C or AF-Auto will not work)
  • Edit: AF-S must be configured for Focus Priority (menu C-15)
  • Set AF on body to "On"
  • Confirm that shutter will not release when subject is not in focus
  • Confirm that shutter will release only when the subject is in focus


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03-27-2015, 05:45 PM   #7
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CIF should work with those lenses. The M/F switch just stops the iris diaphragm down and has nothing to do with focus.
  • Set focus mode to AF-S (AF-C or AF-Auto will not work)
  • Set AF on body to "On"
  • Confirm that shutter will not release when subject is not in focus
  • Confirm that shutter will release only when the subject is in focus


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Hi steve, just tested those settings...and no it diddnt work :/
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Also does not work if you have back button AF enabled.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Also does not work if you have back button AF enabled.
Oh, yeah...AF-S must be set to focus priority, not release priority (menu C-15).


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Also does not work if you have back button AF enabled.
Thx for the help! Its working now

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Oh, yeah...AF-S must be set to focus priority, not release priority (menu C-15).


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Thx for the help! Its working now
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