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03-31-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Cannot shoot with manual lens while battery is low


I failed to shoot using my Pentax 75-150mm K mount zoom lens some time after the battery indication showed half power. Kit lens and another digital zoom works fine. I tried again after I made shots using the digitals. Still the same. It was not behaving like this before, that is why I thought it might be related to the battery status.
Am I missing something?

ADDED (May 11th): It is likely my problem was caused by myself! Selecting the menu item for focus confirmation for manual focus lenses has the side effect of preventing you from shooting! Under low light, you can hardly get focus confirmation (and the above lens -now sold- had a constant aperture of f/4) and you cannot shoot before getting that confirmation! For some reason, lenses designed for digital cameras are better in this respect.
Solution: Uncoupling the focus confirmation from the shutter half-pressed position. This way, you can shoot without getting focus confirmation.
Still have too much to learn!

Last edited by bc_the_path; 05-11-2007 at 01:26 PM.
03-31-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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The k10D appears to have many issues when the battery gets low, best advice to avoid them, is to keep the battery charged.

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