I have noticed that many times the focus of my K5 is more accurate when using Live View than it is when I use the normal, through the viewfinder method. This is bothersome to me. I really don't wish to use Live View that much but I do appreciate it on certain occasions.
Can someone explain the differences between the LV and non-LV AF and possibly explain why one would be more accurate than the other? Shouldn't both modes be equally accurate?
Live View certainly has its place and reasons for use but I really prefer looking through the viewfinder. I know the AF area is larger than what is depcited in the viewfinder by the little red/green box (I use center focus point most of the time).
I also often like to shoot wide open and when using fast glass (FA 31, 43, 77) I often find the AF not to be as sharp (accurate) as it should be.. and I do understand that shooting wide open usually results in a "soft" image due to critical focus issues... and that is where I am bothered by the AF of the K5. Sometime it really is spot on but often it just does not happen.
Yes, I know I could stop down a bit but we really don't buy fast glass only to stop it down, do we?
Just want to pick your minds regarding the AF issues.. and yes, I have tried making micro-AF adjustments... it's still a mixed bag.
Your thoughts, please.