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Old Feb 15, 2007, 1:54 PM   #1
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My old 35mm' SLR Yashica AF 300 had a Trap Focus option.

For close-up I find this is the best shooting option!

Now I want to buy a digital camera but I don't find this feature on the camera's specs.

Can you help me?

What type of camera have this one?

I look for a bridge or a economic DSLR...
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 3:33 PM   #2
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Funny you should mention this topic. I was just browsing another forum and learned that my Pentax DSLR has trap focus capability. If you're looking for an economic DSLR, you might want to consider the Pentax K100D or K110D. The K110D can be found online for under $399 (with rebate), which also includes a kit lens. The K100D is slightly more expensive, but features shake reduction. Note that lenses for Pentax mounts are a tad bit hard to find, though the older lenses are more available and cheap.

The caveat to trap focus on Pentax cameras seems to be that it works only with manual lenses, although there are instructions on how to do trap focus with autofocus lenses apparently.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 4:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

You know if the old pentax istD or istds have also this feature?

Eventually, I also consider to buy a used body...




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Old Feb 15, 2007, 4:30 PM   #4
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I'd be surprised if there are DSLR's that CAN'T do this. I know all Nikon DSLRs can, and I've done it with my D50.

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You are very correct, Rey-

And I know that the Nikon D-40 also has this feature.

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