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12-13-2016, 01:24 AM - 5 Likes   #1
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AF Adjustment improvement

Hello there
Recent survey proved that most of users who participated see a need of improvement in autofocus customization area for end user that is provided in Pentax DSLR's. Bellow are gathered ideas for that section. Can we get some of them into reality? For example adjustment range extension should be quite easy to implement into existing firmware of current lineup, and even simply that would be a great improvement.

  • AF-Correction for Zoom lenses in 3 steps: allow AF-Correction for Zoom lenses in 3 step (close/medium distances/far) and for different focal lengths for zooms.
  • keep autofocus points and grid in the K-1 type viewfinder illuminated in red all the time (especially for dark environments where black is no good) option
  • software-focus-limiter: allow software-focus-limiter for macro lenses
  • more customization of the autofocus in AF.C to include (reference the options in a Canon 5D3)
    • Accelerate/Decelerate Tracking: acceleration of adjusting focus (how quickly focus will be adjusted from near to far): see Making the most of Canon's new autofocus - 5Dmk3 and 1D
    • AF Point Auto Switching following/tracking of AF points when the subject is being handed over from one AF point to another see Making the most of Canon's new autofocus - 5Dmk3 and 1DX
  • automated support for AF adjustments. The camera could shoot automated picture series of 21 pictures, each one with a plus one adjustment starting from -10 up to +10. User could select how many shots to be fired at one stage (e.g. 1-10 shots each). The camera should also automatically unfocus to one extreme position after each shot. This is what users today do and it is a pain to do manually.
  • switch AF drive between SDM and screwdrive: allow user to switch AF drive between SDM and screwdrive for SDM lenses
  • drive AF to target hyperfocal distance option (yes, this would require the camera to calculate subject distance a little bit more precise.
  • automatically tilt the selected AF point depending on landscape/portrait orientation of the camera
  • extended autofocus adjustements to -20/+20



12-13-2016, 06:15 AM   #2
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Thank you very much for your post. Great suggestions. I will pass them on to the management team. Thank you for being a valued customer.
12-13-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
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Thank you can we get some feedback on this topic if you get any news from management team?
12-14-2016, 05:15 AM - 1 Like   #4
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Yes, I will post all responses from the management team in the individual postings. Thanks again for your post and thank you for being a valued customer.

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