K3 Catch in Focus Surprise Today

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Dale108
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So yesterday I discovered that indeed the K3 can do CIF.  Today I set the camera up expecting to capture blue jays and this is the visitor that I had; magpie.  Normally magpie's can't get at the peanut feeder as they are too big but this one was successful.  Taken in TaV mode with DA* 300 at ISO 640, f8 and 1/640 sec.

Dale

Greyser Veteran Member • Posts: 4,197
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Nice capture and use of CIF.

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solarider Veteran Member • Posts: 4,430
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Dapper looking bird, nice suit.

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Dale108 wrote:

So yesterday I discovered that indeed the K3 can do CIF. Today I set the camera up expecting to capture blue jays and this is the visitor that I had; magpie. Normally magpie's can't get at the peanut feeder as they are too big but this one was successful. Taken in TaV mode with DA* 300 at ISO 640, f8 and 1/640 sec.

Dale

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Nice catch!

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What is CIF? Thanks.

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Catch in Focus where you set the camera in AFS mode, set the lens to MF, set a focus point and the shutter will fire when something is in focus.  This picture was taken while I was at work.

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Thanks for the reply of CIF.

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Dale108 wrote:

Catch in Focus where you set the camera in AFS mode, set the lens to MF, set a focus point and the shutter will fire when something is in focus. This picture was taken while I was at work.

Dale

Beautiful shot, Dale! I didn't realize until I read this post that you actually got this shot while you at work (meaning you had the camera turned on (and left on) for quite a while in CIF mode). I'm curious if you got any more shots. I assume it will fire every time something comes into focus when you set that up, but since I haven't yet tried doing it, I don't know. I'm THIS CLOSE, however, to setting up a little blind on my back patio to shoot birds at my feeders and it would be nice to leave my cameras set to CIF for when I go inside for a break. (B&H FINALLY sent me a shipping notice on my K-3 Thursday!)

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Yes Jeff I did get other shots but not that interesting.  It is a neat concept that I can come home and see what I have at the end of the day.  To avoid battery drain I use the Pentax DC cord.

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Nice catch Dale.

If you have an IR remote, I would like to see if you can do CIF with that also. See link below.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52567657

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Nice catch indeed!

Beautiful bird, we don't have those ones over here but saw some when we visited Banff National park in 2008.

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Dale108
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Hi Ron:

Yes I have the Pentax IR remote so will try that method.

Dale

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Thanks Steeve.  They are kind of scavengers and will eat anything.

Dale

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Maybe this is a dumb question but, if you're using CIF, why doesn't the branch the bird's standing on trigger the shutter? I must be missing something, I'm sure.

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A nice capture, Dale !!

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Re: K3 Catch in Focus Surprise Today nice one / nt
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Hi Fer:

The focus point for the camera was set just above the branch to where the bird is.

Dale

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