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06-02-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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my camara does not auto zoom anymore

My camara does not auto zoom anymore. I'm a novice so i'm not sure if maybe i might be doing something to prevent it from auto zooming or if its broken. Please help.

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what camera body? what lens? any recent changes in settings or updates to firmware?
06-02-2016, 12:04 PM   #3
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what camera body? what lens? any recent changes in settings or updates to firmware?
it the k-x. the lenz is Pentax 50-200

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i have not changed any settings that i'm aware of. No updates
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Camera doesn't zoom, the lens does. Did you try a different lens? Have you got the switch set to AF or MF?

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My camara does not auto zoom anymore. I'm a novice so i'm not sure if maybe i might be doing something to prevent it from auto zooming or if its broken. Please help.
If you're talking about live view auto zoom, check the live view menu to ensure the setting is enabled. I'm not 100% sure the K-x has it, though.

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06-02-2016, 12:12 PM   #6
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Camera doesn't zoom, the lens does. Did you try a different lens? Have you got the switch set to AF or MF?
Thank you. You just fixed my problem.
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I'm not 100% sure the K-x has it, though.
Yes, it does. Reading my K-x manual it is listed in Rec. Mode 3. At the bottom is where you activate Autofocus for live view.
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Thank you. You just fixed my problem.
You are welcome! Was it not set to AF?

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it was not. I must have switched it without being aware. I'm so new at this i should take a class
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QuoteOriginally posted by joannebava Quote
I'm so new at this i should take a class
Or just ask questions here. We're a friendly bunch of Pentax users and are always willing to help new comers learn photography and their cameras.
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For info, two different terms seem to be tangled up here: 'auto-zoom' and 'auto-focus'.

'Auto-focus' is all about finding focus - the lens and camera automatically work together to make a sharp picture, once you point the lens towards the subject you want to photograph, and press the shutter button on the camera.

'Auto-zoom' usually relates to lenses that can enlarge or reduce the image in your viewfinder (or rear display) with a push of a button on the camera or lens, or sometimes even by automatically zooming in on a subject or face for you. However, with a lens like the 50-200 on the K-x, you need to do the zooming manually by turning the zoom ring on the lens by hand.

There's a lot of good information about autofocus, and other photography concepts, in the tutorials below:

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Yep rawr, you're right but my understanding was it wasn't autofocusing anymore, why the answer I gave him.
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Yep rawr, you're right but my understanding was it wasn't autofocusing anymore, why the answer I gave him.
Sorry for the confusion photolady95. I was steering my answer towards the original poster, who seemed to be unsure of how to describe what was happening with their camera.
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No, what you did was fine. I understand a lot of new comers to Pentax or any camera doesn't know the lingo or what to imply is wrong. I was just explaining why I answered as I did. All good!
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