I have a Quickcam Chat and i understand that there should be either a manual focus ring or an automatic focus in the options of the Quickcam software but i couldn't find either one. The picture remains to be extremely fuzzy and I do not know what to do to fix this issue.
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The Logitech QuickCam is a webcam for Windows-based notebooks and laptop computers. The device also works on desktop computers, but contains the mounting hardware for portable computers. The webcam includes a USB connection, utility application and the device driver so your notebook's operating system can recognize the device. Like other webcams, you need to focus your Logitech QuickCam so individuals viewing you on the Internet or through other means can see you clearly. Open the Logitech QuickCam utility program by clicking on the program's icon on your computer's desktop or by clicking "Start," "All Programs," "Logitech," " Logitech QuickCam." Click on the chat client or website you are using the Logitech QuickCam on if you are not using the Logitech QuickCam utility. Turn the webcam's focusing ring on the front of the camera to the left or right slowly to focus the camera. You will see your image in the Logitech QuickCam preview window on your notebook's screen. Rotate the webcam's head, if needed, to center your image in the preview window. Hope this helps.
1. Use the slider switch on the left of the camera to set it to MF (manual focus). The focus ring is an electronic one rather than a physical control like the zoom ring, so the response can seem slow.
2 Go into the camera menu and enable DMF (Direct Manual Focus). This allows you to override the autofocus simply by adjusting the focus control, but it does not work if the slider switch is set to the AF C setting (continuous autofocus), it only work in the AF-S (AF only activates once when the shutter is half pressed).
From what I understand, metering is automatic when used in any auto focus setting, which means it would be grayed out in the menu options. Not knowing what make and model camera you're using, I can't say much more than that. Look into your manual focus settings, and how to select them in your manual.
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Most QuickCams have a focus ring in front, try turning that to get a sharper image. The other option is that you are running the webcam in a very low resolution, so change the configuration to the highest resolution possible.
I don't own a K10D, but I do own a K100D which I have successfully used both manual focus & auto-focus lenses from my old Pentax stash!
1) If it is a manual focus lens, you need to turn off Autofocus on the body of your K10D. On my K100D, there is a switch on the side of the lens mount that says [-MF or -AF]. "-MF" is manual focus mode & "-AF" is autofocus mode. Since your lens doesn't have autofocus capability, turn it to the "-MF" mode.
Also . . . When I press "Menu" and go to "Custom Setting", I change two settings . . .
1) I change "Using aperture ring" to "Permitted". This allows you to use manual lenses (M lenses) that do not have an auto(exposure) setting, and also lets you use Auto lenses (A, KA, KA2, FA, etc.) in either the Auto or manual aperture setting modes.
2) I change "Fl with S lens used" so that even with a manual focus lens, although I don't have autofocus capability, my K100D beeps and shows a little red square in the viewfinder when I have successfully focused manually!
The K10D should have the same options.
This should get you up and running!
I have had a load of fun with my old lens on my new digital Pentax!
If this is a manual focus lens, you will need to do two things (and an optional third thing.)
1) On the side of the camera, you have to switch the focus mode switch from "AF" (Autofocus) to "MF" (Manual focus) . . . Yeah. I know, you probably already did that. <grin>
2) When you press Menu, go to the Custom Setting and change the Allow aperture setting to on, so that the Pentax K100D will then work with manual control of the aperture ring. You need to do this or the K100D will not work with manual exposure lenses (M lenses) or even autoexposure lenses (KA, KA2, FA, etc.) when you move the aperture ring from the "A" position to one of the manual aperture settings!
3) This is optional, but in the Custom Setting you can also turn on the Fl in manual focus mode, so that even though you don't have autofocus capability, you will get a beep indicator when you have successfully managed to manually focus your lens.
I have a few nice manual focus lenses that I have a lot of fun playing with on my K100D.
Autofocus Lock ("AF-L"). Pressing the AF-L (Autofocus Lock) button enables the Nikon F4 to lock the focus. Simultaneous lock of AF-L and AE-L is possible. "'FREEZE FOCUS" - is another great function in the F4. It allows automatic shutter release when subject enters a pre focused distance - available with Nikon MF-23 and/or the 250 exp. MF-24 Multi-Control Back. i.e. with the shutter button fully depressed, the shutter is automatically fired when a subject comes into a preset manually focused position. This function is recommended for sports races because the racing course is usually known beforehand. It also works well in wildlife remote control photography, scientific, forensic and other technical photography.