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07-23-2007, 04:05 PM   #1
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Focus point questions k10d

On my samsung gx-1l there is an option to use a center focus "point", or a center focus "area". I use the "area" focus alot when I'm doing action shots, seems to work very well. I'm assuming the k10d does not offer this because I cant seem to find an option for it. My k10d back focuses alot during action and low light. I like being able to move my focus point around on the k10d (even though I dont do it often), but the "point" focus is almost too sensitive. It will pick up a weed in a field when I'm trying to catch a shot of a running dog.

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There is no focus "area" option. If you want it to consider the scene, you have to use the full auto mode. I haven't had a problem with the focus "point" system mentioned though, even for faster objects.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reknelb Quote
On my samsung gx-1l there is an option to use a center focus "point", or a center focus "area". I use the "area" focus alot when I'm doing action shots, seems to work very well. I'm assuming the k10d does not offer this because I cant seem to find an option for it. My k10d back focuses alot during action and low light. I like being able to move my focus point around on the k10d (even though I dont do it often), but the "point" focus is almost too sensitive. It will pick up a weed in a field when I'm trying to catch a shot of a running dog.
If you are pointing the camera at a weed in a field that is what it will focus on !
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If you are pointing the camera at a weed in a field that is what it will focus on !
Yeh, no kidding?
I'm talking about as I pan past the weed following my subject.

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Two things you can try to overcome this.

Use continous autofocus while panning on your subject and use continous shooting mode.

Or use manual focus and pre-focus on the spot where the subject will pass. Then you can concentrate on framing without worrying about focusing. Admittedly this will work well at a race track for example , but probably be less effective if you are trying to capture a running dog....less predictable !
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