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05-06-2008, 07:09 AM   #1
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How to disable autofocus in K10D?

When shooting panos I read that I should disable autofocus for the shots. So how do I do that with the K10D for autofocus lenses?

05-06-2008, 07:17 AM   #2
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RTFM, that's how I do it! I set to "MF"!!!
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RTFM, that's how I do it! I set to "MF"!!!
You can also decouple the AF from the shutter button to trigger or override AF so you won't need to switch from AF-MF.
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RTFM, that's how I do it! I set to "MF"!!!
RTFM usually answers most questions.

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There are some options. I normally have my camera set to focus on a single point but the auto-focus is not on the shutter button but on the AF button on the back of the camera.
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RTFM, that's how I do it! I set to "MF"!!!
I think you should be commended for recognizing you need to read the manual. Many dont!
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RTFM, that's how I do it! I set to "MF"!!!
I groaned when I read the title of this post, but I'm glad you got it on your own.

Also, if you hold the AF button to lock focus, it will not try to re-focus when you press the shutter, as long as you continue to hold AF. If you're doing fancy, tripod-style panos, this is not useful, but if you're seat-of-your-pants-ing it, it works pretty well.

(Yes, alohadave mentioned decoupling, but this doesn't require a custom function. OTOH, it's not as elegant.)
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RTFM, that's how I do it! I set to "MF"!!!
I just push all the buttons until I figure it out

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I've RTFM'ed several times, and even bought the K10D book, which goes beyond the manual. I just had a brain fart when I posted this.
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