K3 cancel AF problem ?


mille19

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 10:18
I think I may have a problem with my K3.
With my K5 I have the AF button set to cancel the AF, when I’m taking photos of rugby penalty kicks I’ll be in AF.C mode and I focus on the ball then use the AF button to cancel the AF then recompose the shot and fire off 5-6 shots when the player is taking the penalty.
I tried this with my K3 and it will only take a single shot even though I’m in Continuous Shooting High frame burst mode.

Has anyone else got this problem ?

Algernon

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 10:30
Sorry can't understand Cumbrian???

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Algi

mille19

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 11:09
Yes, I see what you mean.

Basically the K3 will only take a single shot if using the AF button to cancel the AF in AF.C mode even though I have the K3 set to Continuous Shooting (High).

Comprende ?

Algernon

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 11:52
Is there nothing in the menu's to control the AF button?

i.e. Cancel for 1 shot or Cancel for all shots?

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

pentaxian450

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 11:56
Just tried it. Same thing with mine. It will only take one picture if I hold AF to cancel autofocus in AF-C and burst mode.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

mille19

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 12:01
Oh good (sorry Yves) not just mine then, looks like a firmware problem.

cameraboy

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 14:45
Hi guy's, this is related but not. Follow threugh. I have a Samsung Note 2 great. bought the 3 disaster strikes had to delete evereything and start from scratch again. Is it not that the firmware is not up to date with useage of said apperatuse. Spelling US. Thanks Ian
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JAK

Link Posted 18/11/2013 - 16:59
cameraboy wrote:
Is it not that the firmware is not up to date with useage of said apperatuse.

There is only the original firmware for the K-3, no updates have been released yet (but we're only at week two so hardly surprising.)

John K
John K

mille19

Link Posted 19/11/2013 - 14:11
Do you think Pentax (Ricoh) are aware of this problem ?

If not how do we let them know ?

johnriley

Link Posted 19/11/2013 - 14:22
You could always leave a message through the technical help section of their website.
Best regards, John

mille19

Link Posted 19/11/2013 - 14:40
Just done that John through their technical help phoneline.

Let's see how long before a new firmware is released, guess I'm one of the Guinea Pigs

mille19

Link Posted 30/01/2014 - 17:41
The problem wasn't fixed with the K3 firmware update so I reported back to Pentax/Ricoh support and got this reply


Dear Mr. Miller,
Thank you for your enquiry.
Your case has been escalated. We will inform you as soon as the answer is available.
Should you have further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
When replying, please make sure this email is included.

With kind regards,
Pentax Ricoh Imaging Technical Support


Your Email:
Hi,
I have updated my K3 with latest latest firmware, the problem is still there it hasn't been fixed in the latest firmware update.

Steve Miller

dpm

Link Posted 30/01/2014 - 18:49
what is "action priority" set to for AF.C? focus or FPS?

mille19

Link Posted 30/01/2014 - 19:20
dpm wrote:
what is "action priority" set to for AF.C? focus or FPS?

FPS priority, it shouldn't matter if I've set AF button to cancel AF, the camera should fire off a burst off shots as if in manual focus mode.

I think I'll have to start using back AF button to AF with no AF on shutter button.
Last Edited by mille19 on 30/01/2014 - 19:23

richandfleur

Link Posted 30/01/2014 - 21:53
mille19 wrote:
I have the AF button set to cancel the AF, when I’m taking photos of rugby penalty kicks I’ll be in AF.C mode and I focus on the ball then use the AF button to cancel the AF then recompose the shot and fire off 5-6 shots when the player is taking the penalty.

Isn't this just making the camera behave in AF-S mode really?

Couldn't you just switch modes during this period of play? Or configure a button to do this (sorry, not sure about how the K-3 focus modes are switched).
Last Edited by richandfleur on 30/01/2014 - 21:53
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