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Old Sep 28, 2006, 6:57 AM   #11
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Regarding the comment below, I have done this for years. Focus on what I want, half press and reframe, but I am noticing with the K100D I can't hold the button at half press. It is very touchy.

Is it just my camera? Any ideas. I am using a very light touch, but still it takes the shot.

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That way I can focus on the person or object I desire then re-frame the photo while holding the shutter release half way down.

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 2:48 PM   #12
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I've found the shutter on the K100D lighter than the DS, and it did take some getting used to. I haven't had much trouble recently and had forgotten about it until you brought it up.
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I had not noticed that problem with mine but I have no other DSLR to compare it to. I don't think I have accidently fired off more than one or two shots.

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 9:34 PM   #14
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Thanks for the input. So, maybe as I use it more I will get more used to it. I have taken 907 shots with it so far. But, a lot were continuous shots of pinata breaking, etc. where I was trying to get the pinata opening up.

I guess it's not so bad that it's a light touch. Definitely helps in the camera shake department when taking a shot.
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Regarding the comment below, I have done this for years. Focus on what I want, half press and reframe, but I am noticing with the K100D I can't hold the button at half press. It is very touchy.

Is it just my camera? Any ideas. I am using a very light touch, but still it takes the shot.

Thanks.



That way I can focus on the person or object I desire then re-frame the photo while holding the shutter release half way down.
Does the K100D allow you to reprogram the OK button to act as the AF control? I often use that feature with my DL in places where I will be focusing and recomposing, or when Iam afraid the camera will hunt for focus and lose a shot. The shutter button does not activate the AF in this mode, the OK button does instead. The down side is that the Shutter is no longer focus-priority and willl fire when out of focus if you forget to press the OK button.

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 9:42 AM   #16
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Yes, you can do that. I thought of setting mine up that way but decided I'd always forget. I sometimes forget to meter when using manual lenses, so I've left mine with the half-press shutter. I've started playing around a bit with the "focus trap" - the K100D's lighter shutter means less time to take the picture. Seems there's always trade-offs in anything, isn't there?
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 9:14 AM   #17
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Yes, Ira, I did read that it will do that. But, knowing me, I'll forget I set it up that way.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I'll try to get used to the light shutter button.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Am even more inspired now to go out and take photos. I've won a few ribbons at some local fairs in the past few weeks. Wish it wasn't rainy out today.
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