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08-13-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Choosing the focus indicator with an "A" lens ?

I have a Tamron 90/2.5, with a PK/A adapter which makes it the equivalent of an "A" lens. I like it very much, it does a great job at portraits.

But I would like to choose the focus indicator, not be obliged to stick to the one in the center. Is there a way to do that ? I can choose any indicator when an AF lens is mounted, but no luck with this Tamron. Anyone knows of a hack ?

08-13-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Interesting question. I had to go get my K100D and take a look to see, never having tried it or given it any thought before.

I have a Pentax-A lens mounted, and the focus indicator selection menu was grayed out.

I've never given it much thought because the only focus indicator I usually use with manual lenses is my right eyeball.....and a Chinese split-prism focusing screen.
08-13-2007, 04:21 PM   #3
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I'm planning on buying my first dedicated manual lens and although i have good eyesight, focusing manually through the K10D viewfinder is a pain. Sure, it might be large compared with other digitals, but my dad's old minolta is in a different league!

Is there a way to magnify the viewfinder without vignetting or cutting out part of the frame? I'm not looking at anything silly like 2x, but something bigger would be nice! If not i might have to order a split focussing screen, but that doesn't appeal to me hugely.

Last edited by pixelpruner; 08-14-2007 at 01:09 AM. Reason: managed to mix cooking and photography in a strange and horrible confusion :(
08-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by pixelpruner Quote
Best. Typo. Ever.

08-13-2007, 05:28 PM   #5
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Perhaps these are his salad days.
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hahaha wooops. funny thing is i'd actually been watching a cooking program where the guy used some kinda vinegrette on the salad. still, no excuse. ashamed, I am.

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