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  • On the 58 AF-2  the firmware version is displayed momentarily at the bottom of the rear screen when you  switch it on.
  • UPDATE Good news for K1 and Metz 58 AF-2 users. I received an email from Wolfgang at Metz this morning advising Metz have issued firmware update V5.0 enabling P-TTL on the 58 AF-2 (Pentax Version). ...
  • The program line settings are only active when P or Sv mode is selected. or when you customize the E dials in TAv or M mode, see page 46 of the manual. My earlier explanation and pic (in another ...
  • I've read that Pentax statement over and over but when you compare the specifics in it against the Nikon statement the Pentax statement makes no such claims about predictive focus tracking. ...
  • When you put the camera in "AUTO" exposure mode on the dial , shutter speed, aperture, AF.S and picture scene mode (auto sets to Auto) are all locked down and controlled by the camera, you can't ...
  • and Page 52 of the manual. Select: Sets the focus area to the user selected point from 33.
  • Sel-1 (1 point), Sel-2 (9 points/S), Sel-3 (25 point/M) and Sel-4 (33 points/L) is what appears in the VF.
  • I think we may be getting somewhere with this, it would be great if a Pentax engineer joined the discussion (officially or unofficially) where the users could help him/her write the absolute ...
  • I think it's a combination, still to evaluate.
  • It's actually on Auto, I've still to evaluate them all.
  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    HI Chris.

    Thanks for the quick reply, it was a genuine query.

  • I think the camera is maybe being let down by a less than complete manual. As Andrew posted Ricoh make some claims that don't appear to be satisfied by "some" users and reviewers, maybe because ...
  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    Haven't read all the posts so forgive it's been mentioned already.

    The exif for the AF tests currently posted show SR was on, was the camera tripod mounted? It has always been the case that SR...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    If DPR is looking for a consistent method of testing CF/tracking they can do worse that buy some Hornby bendy track and a nice loco with a light on it :-)

    I've not had a problem with my K1 AF...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    I agree with you Richard, but good or not so good it should still be a memo somewhere in the manual, maybe this is a battery power saving issue.

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    Posted this in the Pentax SLR forum, it does not appear to be documented in the manual (I can't find it anyway) which is a pretty big miss:

    Press and hold the AF Mode button on the lens mount to...

  • That is how it works on the K1,  it's red square outline not a red solid square.
  • Should illuminate very briefly when focus is achieved. Does the whole viewfinder illuminate when you press the AF Mode button (above the AF/M switch)?
  • To make the AF points illuminated: Menu> Camera icon Screen 5 > Viewfinder Overlay > Transparent Viewfinder Overlay > AF Points (checked). AF Frame, Spot metering Frame Level and Grid settings are ...
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