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01-07-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Different exposure in LV?

Anyone noticed slight overexposure (1 stop) in LV mode in the K5? I admit I only paid attention after the recent firmware, but I think it was there before. Is that normal?

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It shouldn't be there- unless you've set the EV shift to +1

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Slightly overexposed compared to what? The same shot as taken through the viewfinder? I haven't noticed any difference myself. However, Pentax seem to have calibrated the K-5 "proper exposure" for slight overexposure rather than the slight underexposure of everything that has gone before. This probably has much to do with the wider DR of the Sony sensor so they can take some advantage of the ETTR method without risk of blowing the highlights.
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Sure have. I was out today using LV for the first time and yes, just about a full stop overexposed compared to those shot through the viewfinder.

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QuoteOriginally posted by petes943 Quote
Sure have. I was out today using LV for the first time and yes, just about a full stop overexposed compared to those shot through the viewfinder.
That's exactly what I was referring to - comparing to the same shot taken through the VF
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try to cover the viewfinder when using live view
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QuoteOriginally posted by eigelb Quote
try to cover the viewfinder when using live view
Yes I read this before and is your box Pentx supply a ViewFinder cap page 18
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