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Old Sep 12, 2006, 7:32 AM   #1
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Does the K100 have any kind of visual assitance to confirm focus when using a manual focus lens? Or do you simply have to judge by eye that the lens is in focus from what you see through the viewfinder?
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 7:59 AM   #2
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The K100D does beep at you (optional, but I use it)and the green light comes on in the viewfinder when the camera thinks its in focus. It works the same way as the DS. When you use manual lenses and have the camera set on auto focus, the camera won't take a picture unless the light is on. If you set the camera to manual focus, you'll take a picture regardless of whether the camera thinks its in focus or not.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 8:02 AM   #3
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Thinks it's in focus? LOL.... so how accurate is it?


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The K100D does beep at you (optional, but I use it)and the green light comes on in the viewfinder when the camera thinks its in focus. It works the same way as the DS. When you use manual lenses and have the camera set on auto focus, the camera won't take a picture unless the light is on. If you set the camera to manual focus, you'll take a picture regardless of whether the camera thinks its in focus or not.
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as accurate as autofocus
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 8:15 AM   #5
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Cool..... so I could maunaly focus a 500mm f8 mirror lens without too many problems then?
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 8:17 AM   #6
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It's focus is pretty good for most things. I do trust my eyes more when doing macro things (I have a sharp macro lens which helps).
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I second that.
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/66640400
This is from an A lens

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as accurate as autofocus
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