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04-17-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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af point for film cameras???

can't i adjust my focus point with film cameras??? think about k10d's 11 point.
i have a SF10 and i know it is not a modern AF camera.
what about the other series of Pentax???
do they support other than center point AF???? for example PZ-1p????

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Not that i know of.

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I think only the *ist has multiple, selectable AF spots. Some of the MZ/ZX bodies do have a choice between a wide or narrow AF area.
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i can't live without a selectable af, i would better focus manually.
how did the pros live before ist*?
any techniques which i don't know????

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QuoteOriginally posted by hll Quote
i can't live without a selectable af, i would better focus manually.
how did the pros live before ist*?
any techniques which i don't know????
They focused manually. ;-)

What are you photographing?
04-17-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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Darn, hit the reply by accident.

Some of the MZ & Z bodies offer continuos AF, combined with choosing the center area, which made them OK for action. The Z-1 (and maybe other Z's) offered continuos focus and size with the power zoom lenses.

Personally, about 60% of my stuff is manual focus using older lenses, but I'm mostly shooting landscape or other static subjects.
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People never complained about there being only one split-prism focusing aid during the MF era.

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if you pay more, you have the right to complain (we pay more money to FA lenses than A)
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FA lenses work just as happily with any AF K-mount camera. It depends on the body, don't you think?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hll Quote
if you pay more, you have the right to complain (we pay more money to FA lenses than A)
The same logic Mercedes drivers use to justify taking up two parking places.
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i can't live without a selectable af, i would better focus manually.
how did the pros live before ist*?
any techniques which i don't know????
Focused, recomposed, shot.
Life was some much simpler in the K1000 days.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hll Quote
i can't live without a selectable af, i would better focus manually.
how did the pros live before ist*?
any techniques which i don't know????
The MZ-S! You can select the point by holding up on the AF point selector.

There was also the nikon F5 (F4 was single point).

Technique is focus, lock and recompose. No use for moving objects obviously.

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Move your camera , you can have as many focus points as you like

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentkon52 Quote
Focused, recomposed, shot.
Life was some much simpler in the K1000 days.

Dave
here is what i understood from focus, recompose and shot:
first my cat is in the center of my screen and i am focussing to her eyes. i lock the focus. (i think i can't do it with my sf-10)
and i move camera a little bit and now my cat is in the left one third of my screen.
am i right???
thanks
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