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11-09-2010, 06:42 PM   #16
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Does the K5 have the multi shot function like the K20? If so can this function be assigned to a user mode?

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If you are referring the the 1-9 shot with metered layering yes it is in the menu still. If I remember I will try that out tomorrow. I have a feeling it might not be able to be programmed into a user mode if it is self-canceling like it was with the k20.
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Thanks pxpaulx, I use that function quite a lot but it is a pain to have to manually set it up for each shot. Will be interested to see if it works the same with the K5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by StigVidar Quote
2. Flash mode
SR off, ISO 400, Av
If you use with this setting when using flash, you'll gonna need luck when time will need smaller than 1/180. I mean you choose and fix your aperture with Av mode, ISO is also fixed on 400 what if you'l need 1/250-500 or something like that? You'd end up with overexposed pics. Just a friendly warning tho.

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Here's mine :

1. AF to shutter priority
2. Allow aperture ring
3. ISO NR Custom : ISO80-6400 per default; ISO12500 and above OFF
4. Horizon indicator ON
5. NR for long exposure OFF
6. ISO follow exposure compensation
7. Review screen : Histogram ON; highlights/shadows : ON
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
If you use with this setting when using flash, you'll gonna need luck when time will need smaller than 1/180. I mean you choose and fix your aperture with Av mode, ISO is also fixed on 400 what if you'l need 1/250-500 or something like that? You'd end up with overexposed pics. Just a friendly warning tho.
Where I live, the sunshine from late morning to mid-afternoon can get painfully bright.

There are two ways around this - I've always had a neutral density filter in my camera bag - either that or switch to High-Speed Synch for fill flash.
I lose flash power with HSS, but Fill flash never needs to be very bright any way.

Would be nice to have 1/250 or higher flash synch from Pentax, but its not a big deal to me...there are ways around it, doesn't stop me from taking photos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
Thanks pxpaulx, I use that function quite a lot but it is a pain to have to manually set it up for each shot. Will be interested to see if it works the same with the K5.
No Go. I just read the manual then confirmed it with my camera. It acts the same as it did on the K20d - once you set it up in the menu, the camera immediately goes into shooting mode. After that, any attempts to make other changes to the camera (i.e. hitting the menu button, which you need to do to save the user setting) cancels the multi-shot setup. It is still menu driven - at least the newer menu layout (the one since the k7) is a little less cumbersome to drill down.

I will have to comment in the firmware suggestions thread about this, would be nice to at least be able to map it to the Raw/FX button or have it within the drive-mode menu.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pxpaulx Quote
Wife mode, great idea (seriously!) - except maybe in the first slot in case she can't find it...!
;-) I teach my girl at 8. Begin with composition.

Personally, only M mode is used, but customized front/back wheel with same behavior and with EV. AF locks with AE. Allow aperture ring. Average lightmetering. AF point selection.

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Why won't the stupid green light on the battery charger go off?!? I want to try some of the things mentioned in this thread already! Of course, its probably for the best as I still have about an hour to go with work...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scottie137 Quote
Why won't the stupid green light on the battery charger go off?!? I want to try some of the things mentioned in this thread already! Of course, its probably for the best as I still have about an hour to go with work...
Green means go! Well I was hoping anyway, should be red when charging Green when done!
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Green means go! Well I was hoping anyway, should be red when charging Green when done!
The manual states "The indicator lamp will be lit during charging and off when the battery is fully charged." Now, I just sit and stare..

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Highlight, Shadow and Distortion correction, using it or not? No such animals on my k20
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So people have had a little more time to dial in their settings, especially with the two firmware updates. Anyone doing anything differently these days with the their standard settings?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erik Quote
First thing you do on any new Pentax body is go into the custom functions and set "Allow aperture ring" to 2. This needs to be the default already!
Forgive my ignorance, but what does this do?

Most of the user defined settings don't seem to apply if you shoot raw, is that correct?
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