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07-05-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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K-3 focus hunting

I recently purchased a K-3, when I use the Sigma 70-300 on the K-3 at higher focal length, I am having a hard time trying to get the camera to focus and the it seems to be hunting. it seems to focus at lower focal length. I do not have this problem with the same lens on my K-x, any thoughts ?

07-05-2015, 07:43 PM   #2

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Perhaps vary your AF point coverage to see if that makes a difference. The centre points of the AF are the most sensitive. Try AF-S, and either centre spot, or centre 9.

Also perhaps just check that you aren't accidentally moving the 'zone select' point cluster around into areas away from where you want to get focus. It's still quite common for me to find that my K-3 AF selection area has drifted away from where I thought it should be, due to the new AF control buttons of the K-3.

Last edited by rawr; 07-05-2015 at 07:49 PM.

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