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Old Oct 15, 2009, 9:18 AM   #71
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Hi Sarah, I had read somewhere that the k2000 is lacking a feature that indicates where it's focusing ?....and the remedy is to always have it set to center focus ?
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That is true, and I find focusing with the K-2000 is faster and more accurate than that found on Sony, and Olympus. The center point focusing works very well for me, even in dim lighting conditions.

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Old Oct 15, 2009, 3:17 PM   #73
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Hi Sarah, I had read somewhere that the k2000 is lacking a feature that indicates where it's focusing ?....and the remedy is to always have it set to center focus ?
I have taken pictures with slr's, medium formats, rangefinders and I do what I've always done with all of my cameras...I focus on the subject I want to take a pix of, click the shutter.

It's been working well for me for 41 years now. I do it with my newish KM (K2000) and I do it with my 25 year old Mamiya TLR and almost 60 year old Leica.

I have red lights, audible beeping on my more sophisticated K10D...but I don't use them...I just focus on the person, landscape, animal, bird, car, etc..I don't know why I would need a feature to tell me where I'm focusing...as Sherlock Holmes was wont to say....it seems elementary, my dear Watson.
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I have taken pictures with slr's, medium formats, rangefinders and I do what I've always done with all of my cameras...I focus on the subject I want to take a pix of, click the shutter.

It's been working well for me for 41 years now. I do it with my newish KM (K2000) and I do it with my 25 year old Mamiya TLR and almost 60 year old Leica.

I have red lights, audible beeping on my more sophisticated K10D...but I don't use them...I just focus on the person, landscape, animal, bird, car, etc..I don't know why I would need a feature to tell me where I'm focusing...as Sherlock Holmes was wont to say....it seems elementary, my dear Watson.
I don't know about you, but I find at times I THINK I'm pointing the camera on the thing on which I want to focus, but it turns out that the sensor found something else on which to focus. The classic example being a photo of 2 people, and you end up focusing on the background in between their heads. So, to me, knowing where it is focusing can be useful
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It is my experience, that I prefer the added confidence of a positive focus lock confirmation, be it a beep, or a small flashing light in the focusing grid. I guess the easiest way to say it is that, it is reassuring to know that the photo taking process is moving ahead smoothly.

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I just switched lenses on the Pentax K-2000 during a focusing experiment based on anthony_b's post. I switched from the Pentax 50-200mm lens to the Pentax 18-250mm lens that I took off of my Pentax K-20.

I had used the Pentax 18-250mm lens on the K-20 without being overly impressed. However, when the that Pentax 18-250mm lens was switched to the K-2000 camera, just now, the sharpness on that lens really seemed to increase substantially. It was like the Pentax 18-250mm lens and the Pentax K-2000 camera were made for each other.

Here is a sample photo taken with the Pentax AF-200 external flash using that lens and camera combination.

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that seems to be one of the sharper images you have posted. seems like for whatever reason, be it focusing, etc, that lens works well with that body.
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Thanks, Hards-

I certainly agree with you. That lens (the Pentax 18-250mm) on the K-20 was plain applesauce. But, wow! When I put it on the Pentax K-2000 body, the lens seems much sharper. A very nice change indeed!

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Sarah, that has to be the sharpest picture you have posted so far. Detail and clarity are excelent
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Thanks, anthony_b-

It began, as you probably read, as just an experiment. But here is a case where the the K-2000 camera body and the Pentax 18-250mm really worked quite well. That lens on my Pentax K-20 was plain apple sauce.

On the Pentax K-2000 camera body, the Pentax 18-250mm lens is absolutely, WOW! I was really pleased.

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