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12-11-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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K10D AF Problem?

Hello. I have a new-to-me K10D on which the AF only kicks in when I press the AF button on the camera back, not when I depress the shutter release. Is this a problem that I'll either have to fix or just live with, or is there a setting somewhere that might be over-riding the shutter release AF actuation?

If I have to live with it, that's not a huge problem. I rather prefer manual focus in most situations, but it's nice to have the option.


12-11-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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I don't have a k10d but I think there should be an option in the menu to enable or disable auto focus using the shutter button.
12-11-2010, 03:30 PM   #3
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Not a problem, just a setting.

Menu>>Custom Setting ("C")>>Scroll Down to "AF by Press Halway">>Set to 1 (ON)

You can reset all the custom settings to the defaults by going to the last item in the Custom Setting menu which reads "Reset Custom Fnction"
12-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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That was precisely the problem. Thanks guys. I missed that bit in my quick read through the manual.
Although I do have to wonder why someone thought a menu item to essentially disable a switch on the camera body was a good idea.

12-13-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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It is a good idea. You only have to focus and recompose once to take multiple shots. It also lets you separate focusing and SR activation.

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