Using a K5 for Video

Figure 1:  The K5 has the (35mm film type) Tokina mounted.

I’ve been doing video with the K5 for a few months.   I think I’m beginning to grasp some concepts, relating to how this camera can/must be used in order to shoot frustration free video.

For starters, the auto-focus sets only the initial focus when the camera is in video mode.  Since targets are moving around inside (and outside) of the DOF, this is a little sub-optimal for videographers.  My solution is to focus manually.   The K5 is nice for this, using the LV (live view) LCD, because a single press of the info button provides a 2X zoom for focusing purposes, and a double press provides a 4X magnification.

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