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02-23-2019, 11:37 PM   #1
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Catch in focus, live view doesn't catch


I just got a lightly used K3ii and updated it to the latest firmware. I'm fond of my M 50 f/1.7, in fact it's probably my favorite lens! I've been using CIF and through the view finder it works as expected... I can even dial the focus out, press the shutter button all the way down, start dialing the focus back in and when it's in focus, "SNAP!" Works like a treat! BUT, tonight I noticed that I can't get CIF to work in live view? It releases the shutter no matter what, when I press the button. Is there some setting I'm missing?

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Has it ever worked in Live View?

I thought CIF is a function of the PDAF (mirror) system, using the central point.
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I noticed the same, catch in focus doesn't work in LV mode. But I have never had good results with catch in focus through the viewfinder anyway. In live view mode there is better than catch-in-focus, I use focus peaking.
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It's viewfinder-only. CDAF requires trial-and-error and thus won't work for this purpose.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Has it ever worked in Live View?

I thought CIF is a function of the PDAF (mirror) system, using the central point.
You are correct. It has never been supported in live view.


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