pentax K5 sharper with live view?

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim in Hudson Senior Member • Posts: 2,088
Re: pentax K5 sharper with live view?

Stephan01 wrote:

I've noticed my lenses, 43Ltd, 35-150 etc all were kind of soft in focus when I use autofocus but when I use live view it zooms and my pictures are sharper when I look at them even on the back screen? Is it possible that the autofocus in general does not do as good of a job as when in Live view?

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Any picture is great if its the only one!

I apologize if this comes across as simplistic for your level of expertise... which I don't know.  Have you checked to see whether you have a classic backfocus or frontfocus problem?  Those are often caused by a slight miscalibration of the viewfinder focus system whereas the live view system is, almost by definition, always calibrated.  It's relatively easy to correct that miscalibration if you haven't done that before.

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