A solution to K10D's focus problem (Only if you have one)


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macrob

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Just find this, if you have focus problem on your K10D, you can try....:sweatsm:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1036&message=22014614

Hi,

I have big news!

If your K10D have problem with focus, you can adjust it yourself.

Someone in Korea figured it out himself.

He is not a employee of Pentax or related company.

He just found out by trial-and-error with key-set.

Of course, You yourself is responsible for doing something scribed below.

Here's How-to-adjust-focus.

1. Your K10D' firmware version must be 1.10.

2. Test shot for focus trouble.

3. Turn the camera OFF.
While pressing [PLAY]+[OK], Turn the camera ON.
You can see firmware version on LCD screen.

4. Firmware version is appeared,
then press [Fn]->[Fn]->[INFO]->[MENU] within 5 seconds.
You get service menu!!!

5. by pressing [right key]
,Make DEBUG MODE to DEBUG MODE .
then press [OK].
(save and LCD will be black out)

6. Press [MENU] and go to SETUP tab.
then, Press [Up key], you can see TEST MODE.

7. Select AF TEST menu. now you have AF correction menu.
If you have Front-focusing, reduce the value.
If you have back-focusing, increase the value.
after adjust some value, press [OK] and quit out of setup menu.

8. TEST for focus, find out that focus is correct.
(repeat this from 6 for correct focus.)
9. Go to service menu(step 3,4).
Make DEBUG MODE to DEBUG MODE .
then press [OK].(save and LCD black out)

10. Go out and enjoy nice photos!!!


AGAIN, You yourself is responsible for any damage or trouble by doing this process!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

direwuff

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Just find this, if you have focus problem on your K10D, you can try....:sweatsm:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1036&message=22014614

Hi,

I have big news!

If your K10D have problem with focus, you can adjust it yourself.

Someone in Korea figured it out himself.

He is not a employee of Pentax or related company.

He just found out by trial-and-error with key-set.

Of course, You yourself is responsible for doing something scribed below.

Here's How-to-adjust-focus.

1. Your K10D' firmware version must be 1.10.

2. Test shot for focus trouble.

3. Turn the camera OFF.
While pressing [PLAY]+[OK], Turn the camera ON.
You can see firmware version on LCD screen.

4. Firmware version is appeared,
then press [Fn]->[Fn]->[INFO]->[MENU] within 5 seconds.
You get service menu!!!

5. by pressing [right key]
,Make DEBUG MODE to DEBUG MODE .
then press [OK].
(save and LCD will be black out)

6. Press [MENU] and go to SETUP tab.
then, Press [Up key], you can see TEST MODE.

7. Select AF TEST menu. now you have AF correction menu.
If you have Front-focusing, reduce the value.
If you have back-focusing, increase the value.
after adjust some value, press [OK] and quit out of setup menu.

8. TEST for focus, find out that focus is correct.
(repeat this from 6 for correct focus.)
9. Go to service menu(step 3,4).
Make DEBUG MODE to DEBUG MODE .
then press [OK].(save and LCD black out)

10. Go out and enjoy nice photos!!!


AGAIN, You yourself is responsible for any damage or trouble by doing this process!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh my god! that's great, we can calibrate our own AF?! some more got debug menu.. i would say it's unique among the dslrs?
 

kayheem

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I do not have the K10D, but do be careful if you intend to try this out, because the back or front-focusing may be due to the lens and not the camera!
 

VSonic06

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ya, still confused.:rolleyes:

Wait some time and see. Just hope thats true, :bsmilie:
It DOES work...Soon there'll be many messed up K10Ds sent for servicing :bsmilie:

The service mode can even dump out the firmware files from the CPU, DSP and lens to SD card :bigeyes: No wonder Pentax sued the fella who originally disclosed it.
 

wind30

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oh my god! that's great, we can calibrate our own AF?! some more got debug menu.. i would say it's unique among the dslrs?
not unique. I think most DSLRs have them. Olympus DSLRs allows you to set something like ISO10000 or something in the diagnostic mode. But they changed the code in the next firware usually so enjoy why you can. Kind of dangerous so I seldom go into diagnostic mode for the oly DSLR.
 

fengwei

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Zenten

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Wish there was something DIY on calibrating the K10D WB though .............. :)
 

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