Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-05-2009, 01:23 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 8
k20d dof in live view?

might buy a used k20d,does anybody know if DOF preview works (is visable) in live view?

11-06-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
Veteran Member
adwb's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bristol UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,631
QuoteOriginally posted by slr Quote
might buy a used k20d,does anybody know if DOF preview works (is visable) in live view?
I did not think the K20 has "live view" but you can get the DOF preview either in the view finder or on the LCD, both fairly useless I find
Alistair
11-06-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
Veteran Member
Finn's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,056
The live view is on the same lever as the dof preview, but it can only be assigned one of those functions at a time. Unless that can be changed with the USER mode or something, but I've never bothered learning that.
11-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #4
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,206
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/79028-good-things-about-liveview.html

At least in the K-x, DoF preview is a LOT better in liveview, probably because light is not siphened off for metering and AF like in the viewfinder.

11-07-2009, 03:02 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 581
QuoteOriginally posted by slr Quote
might buy a used k20d,does anybody know if DOF preview works (is visable) in live view?
Yes it is.

I find it very valuable when using the manual f/1.7 50mm prime; it allows me to focus to get it sharp and also to see how the bokeh looks at the same time.
11-09-2009, 01:34 AM   #6
Pentaxian
philbaum's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Port Townsend, Washington State, USA
Posts: 3,659
Agree with BigG, I use Liveview occasionally to see DOF on my K20, and it also shows where you focused.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dof, dslr, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K20D - AF in Live View Pixguru Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 04-04-2009 08:50 PM
K20d Live View AF? HermanLee Pentax DSLR Discussion 16 02-19-2009 04:12 AM
DOF vs. Live View CaymanImaging Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 07-14-2008 05:00 PM
K20D live view question DILWORTH Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 05-20-2008 09:04 AM
live View on the K20D Ed in GA Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 04-05-2008 12:48 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:35 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top