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03-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Uh oh! Auto focus...

I forgot to change the AF back to MF on the side of my K-X when I switched to the manual lens... and tried to take shots with it... is it okay? did I damage my K-X?

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Not a problem. The harm comes when trying to manual focus an auto focus lens with it set to AF. This leaves the screw drive still engaged and I suppose could harm the lens and the focus motor in the body.
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Nope, your fine.
A nice little feature of AF Pentax cameras with manual focus lenses is called trap focus.
Leave the camera on AF and put a manual focus lens onto it, and when something comes into focus, the camera will take a picture.
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Wow! That's really helpful! thanks guys!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Nope, your fine.
A nice little feature of AF Pentax cameras with manual focus lenses is called trap focus.
Leave the camera on AF and put a manual focus lens onto it, and when something comes into focus, the camera will take a picture.
That feature probably has to be enabled in the custom menu. "Catch In Focus"... Pg 123 of the manual..

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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
That feature probably has to be enabled in the custom menu. "Catch In Focus"... Pg 123 of the manual..

Yep, I enabled it ;D when I saw it! It was the first thing I tried to enable~!
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