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11-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Kx DA L quick shift dilemma!

I understand that the kit lenses shipped with the Kx are not capable of quick shift and I understand what that means in regard to focus, however I have a really stupid question. I'm a newb so forgive me. I understand the lens can be damaged if I try to manually focus it, but is it considered focusing to switch between 18-55 fields of view? Stupid question I know! Let me describe that I've have been physically moving this (big) focus ring (right in front of the camera body) to move the scope of focus in and out between 18-55 or 55-300 and I have this fear that I shouldn't be touching it! Am I right in assuming that it is okay and perfectly normal to adjust this and that the auto focus shift ring I shouldn't touch is the narrow one right behind the lens? Otherwise the camera would have to read my mind as to how far or close I want the field of view! I know the kx doesn't have a pupil scanner or mind read chip, I know that much. But not much else!

God I feel as though I'm in a foreign country asking where the restroom is but I don't speak this language and I'm about to pee! Anyone who has the patience to follow my fractured ramblings, please reach out and help a newb. Thanks in advance!

11-24-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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I have confused the zoom ring with the autofocus ring. Thank you manual! But I'm so glad with my first post I was able to let every one see me with my pants down. Que sera!
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