Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-31-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
Pentaxian
eccs19's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lisle, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,464
Focus confirmation question

On my *istD, once I upgraded to the Katzeye focusing screen, focus confirmation didn't work any more, but that didn't bother me to much, as my results improved just because of the split screen. Just wondering if the K7 has similar results, or will the focus confirmation still work with a split screen.

05-31-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,140
Are you sure? Make sure you've got your camera set to AF. The confirmation should still work, as it's independent of the focusing screen.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

05-31-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Michigan, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,484
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Are you sure? Make sure you've got your camera set to AF. The confirmation should still work, as it's independent of the focusing screen.
But it's possible and even somewhat likely that the screen and the confirmation no longer agree. Some shimming may be required. That said, Confirmation works on the K7 regardless of focus mode. Can't answer the part about the K7 with a split screen but it shouldn't be any different than any of the other cameras.

05-31-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
Pentaxian
eccs19's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lisle, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,464
Original Poster
I guess maybe I missed the key point. AF won't do, as I'm using all manual lenses. (taks)

05-31-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
AOShep's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern PA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 293
I have the Katzeye split-screen on my K10D and the focus confirmation works even with a manual focus lens.
06-08-2010, 06:01 AM   #6
Veteran Member
vrrattko's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 734
RE

I've encountered opposite problem on K10D. Since installing Katzeye, i noticed I have my focus confirmed, but split screen shows it slightly out of focus. Strange is that my focus confirmation is usually more precise than split screen. Maybe the Katzeye focusing screen is misaligned? Or I need to visit eye doctor...
06-08-2010, 06:50 AM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 773
QuoteOriginally posted by vrrattko Quote
I've encountered opposite problem on K10D. Since installing Katzeye, i noticed I have my focus confirmed, but split screen shows it slightly out of focus. Strange is that my focus confirmation is usually more precise than split screen. Maybe the Katzeye focusing screen is misaligned? Or I need to visit eye doctor...
More likely you have a Front or Back focusing problem, requiring shimming activity.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, confirmation, dslr, focus, focus confirmation, photography, results, screen, split
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flaky focus confirmation on my K-x hangu Pentax DSLR Discussion 10 04-28-2010 12:39 PM
Focus Confirmation bensonga Pentax Medium Format 1 03-25-2010 09:10 AM
Focus Confirmation?? slinco Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 14 01-15-2010 04:53 PM
Question on Ist-D focus confirmation on 3rd party manual K lens brainanta Pentax DSLR Discussion 13 03-21-2007 09:22 PM
Focus Confirmation - Viewfinder Timbuctoo Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 02-21-2007 09:42 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:14 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top