To beep or not to beep?


malfis

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 16:50
I've very recently acquired a new K3iii.
Today I went out for the first time to try to do some serious bird photography.
Although I generally do not use the autofocus achieved 'beep' when in the proximity of birds, I do find it useful when further away.
Anyway I could not get any beep with the autofocus, irrespective of what lens was being used.
The camera is set up properly and will beep, for example, when the A-EL button is pressed etc etc, but not when either the AF button or shutter button is used to focus.
Interestingly, when using live view rather than the viewfinder, it beeps away to its' hearts content.
SRS are trying to establish if this is a feature of the camera.
I find it illogical for it to work in live view and not with the viewfinder.

Does anyone have any thoughts or possible explanation?
Are all K3iii's the same?

I look forward to some musings.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!
Last Edited by malfis on 02/12/2021 - 17:03

davidstorm

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 17:48
My K3iii beeps on focus confirmation via the viewfinder, I suspect yours either has a fault with the AF mechanism, or it's a menu setting that needs switching on.

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David
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malfis

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 18:15
davidstorm wrote:
My K3iii beeps on focus confirmation via the viewfinder, I suspect yours either has a fault with the AF mechanism, or it's a menu setting that needs switching on.

Kind Regards
David

Interestingly enough, SRS said their demo K3iii beeped in live view, but not when viewfinder was used!
My original K3 beeps when viewfinder used.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 18:24
Is this is AF-S or AF-C (or both}? LINK
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malfis

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 18:33
Mike-P wrote:
Is this is AF-S or AF-C (or both}? LINK

Mike - well spotted.
I was using AF-C, when I switch to AF-S the beep functions.
Thatís an explanation, but I still find it disappointing (and illogical) that itís not available when using the viewfinder.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 20:21
Of course had you kept the A9 you wouldn't need the bleep to tell you when you had lock on because it just does it

How did you find the 150-450mm on the K3 III?
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malfis

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 20:35
Mike-P wrote:
Of course had you kept the A9 you wouldn't need the bleep to tell you when you had lock on because it just does it

How did you find the 150-450mm on the K3 III?

Youíre right about the Sony !
On reasonably static subjects, so far itís super. Sharp as a tack and quick focusing.
Iíve yet to try it seriously on BIF - Iíll let you know when I do.
The body lens combo looks very promising.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!
Last Edited by malfis on 02/12/2021 - 20:39
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