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11-28-2006, 02:45 PM   #1
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K10D AF assist?

Sorry all, my mistake- had left the focus to AF-C (AF assist works only in AF-S... My bad, even RTFM did not help but search through PDF manual revealed the truth...

Best and hope You do not beat me very hard..., JR

Hi everyone, sorry for posting for the first time after being the member for a long time :-( Absolutely NOT new to SLR but rather rookie in dSLR terms (started with K100D Aug 1st). Now received my K10D- and guess what? After doing the mandatory RTFM and Googling stuff I am still in confusion: Both K's use P-TTL flash but my K10D does not want to use it as AF assist (OK for me as it focuses much better in low light)- but still: is this a normal behavior? Has anyone tried this cam with 360 or 540 flashgun- do they do this P-TTL pre-flash or simply use their AF lamp with K10D?

Best and a little bit confused, JR


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11-28-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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My *istDS uses AF assist with built-in flash (short strobe) only if the flash is up and if it is dark enough. With my AF360FGZ red AF assist light again works only if it is dark enough (and flash is on of course).

Try in a completely dark room and see what happens.
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Absolutely nothing...

... even in complete darkness no pre-flash aka AF assist
BTW flash works OK in all modes available for each mode dial setting

Best and happy shooting, JR
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QuoteOriginally posted by Reps Quote
... even in complete darkness no pre-flash aka AF assist
BTW flash works OK in all modes available for each mode dial setting

Best and happy shooting, JR
Just tested mine in a dark room, with the built-in flash popped up and the camera in "P" mode. Pre-flash for focus assist worked ok. I guess the issue is with the external flash units.

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