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12-31-2009, 09:56 AM   #136
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Risky?????

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I don't see any risk in it -- you can always set things back the way they were if you don't like the end results. The biggest problem is that it is one setting for the camera -- not for indivicual lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Danny Delcambre Quote
Risky?????
It's not risky at all. I have used it several times. But there is a safer and os-agnostic way of doing it using just a text file! You don't even need this program. I got this from the Pentax Hack homepage, but I have written a short sum up on my own blog. Quite easy and also works for the Mac or Linux or even DOS
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Control Software and USB cable.

I just wanted to post an update to the original debug "solution" using the debug software (GX10-K10 Debug Control software / english version)
I have a K10D (1.30) which came down with the back focus illness.
I downloaded the software, I am running Windows 7 (x64).
I ran exe. from the file folder and was able to turn the debug feature on, then Menu / Setup / ^ / AF Test / > / Set / OK.
When proper focusing was attained (Yvon Bourque - AF adjustment chart) reversed the connection process and was able to turn the debug feature off.

Amazing difference!

Note: In Windows 7 I had to run XP compatibility as administrator.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Tall Guy Quote
I just wanted to post an update to the original debug "solution" using the debug software (GX10-K10 Debug Control software / english version)
I have a K10D (1.30) which came down with the back focus illness.
I downloaded the software, I am running Windows 7 (x64).
I ran exe. from the file folder and was able to turn the debug feature on, then Menu / Setup / ^ / AF Test / > / Set / OK.
When proper focusing was attained (Yvon Bourque - AF adjustment chart) reversed the connection process and was able to turn the debug feature off.

Amazing difference!
This font is very hard to read.

I would like to try this in my K10D to adjust the BF problem using my sigma lens. The K20D is fine with the same lens.
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Sorry about the font size.
I have tried a friends K20 with my assortment of lenses, one is a Sigma (10-20) as well, and they performed well on that camera with no menu adjustment.
It was nice to have those images to compare my K10 results against.
I would try this process on your K10 as you have the K20 to compare to as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tall Guy Quote
I just wanted to post an update to the original debug "solution" using the debug software (GX10-K10 Debug Control software / english version)
You don't need the software or the usb-cable. The whole deal with the extra program just adds an extra layer of complexity. Refer to the previous posts on how to enable and disable DEBUG_MODE on the fly. Newcomers should be directed to the "new" info - a lot more flexible!

I made a guide on how to do it, btw.
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Thanks fatso83 for the link.

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I agree, and I will be trying this process as well / in stead of. The ability to have a "field adjust" is a bonus.
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By the way, the easiest way to make the file in any version of Windows is go to to the command prompt and type:

ECHO [OPEN_DEBUG_MODE]>E:\MODSET.TXT

(Change the drive letter to point to your SD card...) That command will put the line in the text file, follow it with a CR and use the correct encoding.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lavascript Quote
By the way, the easiest way to make the file in any version of Windows is go to to the command prompt and type:

ECHO [OPEN_DEBUG_MODE]>E:\MODSET.TXT

(Change the drive letter to point to your SD card...) That command will put the line in the text file, follow it with a CR and use the correct encoding.
True, but most people freak out when they see "dos" (as they call it). It's definitively faster, though
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Good point... howabout this?

Start, Run, and copy/paste this:

cmd /c echo [OPEN_DEBUG_MODE]>E:\MODSET.TXT

But change E to your SD card drive letter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tomtor Quote
The adjustment on the K10D is for the body and it effects all lenses. For the K20D it is for the same-model lens, it uses the transmitted lens-id which is also stored in EXIF information.

I adjusted my K10: first at +70 for my FA77, now at +100 because my 18-250 needed a bit more. The good news is that eg my Tokina 400 did focus correctly and still does, so it does effect each lens in a different way.

It is highly likely that if you discover backfocussing with a lens, others are also backfocussing, but that you didn't notice it. An Fa77/1.8 will show focus problems much more clearly than a 12-24 or 18-55 kit lens, because of the very shallow depth-of-field of the 77.
HI,
Where and how do you find these numbers you keep referring to ?? +80, +100 ....
I want to adjust the focus since I already managed to download "debug" on my camera but dont know how to proceed.
By the way, so it seems the camera is now operating with two versions - the 1.3 and the 1.10 - how does this work ?
Thanks for your help
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once you have enabled the debug mode, hit the menu button, proceed to set up and hit up.
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