Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 251
Interesting discovery RE White Balance

Hi,

I discovered something interesting the other day regarding white balance on the k-5:

When you are shooting in JPEG and you take a shot and it comes up on the LCD screen for the instant review, if you then press the WB button, you can change the white balance of that shot!

I.e. the white balance can be changed for the last shot taken!

I guess this done in a similar way to converting the last shot to RAW.

Note: It sometimes takes quite a while for the display to come up, and sometimes pressing another button or toggling the dial seems to make it appear quicker.

Anyway, I just thought this was interesting.

03-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
Veteran Member
creampuff's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,955
This is not a new thing.
03-05-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 251
Original Poster
Do you mean it's not new to the K-5? Or it's been discussed here before? I haven't seen any discussions on the boards regarding this, and i didn't come across it in the user manual. So i decided to share.
03-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
imtheguy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Virginia Beach
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,950
Thanks for the post. Its certainly new to me and may save a shot next time its left in flash AWB for an outdoor shot.

03-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Auckland
Posts: 553
You can something similar with cameras all the way back to the K20, and possibly further - it's certainly a very handy feature sometimes!

What I'm describing is somewhat different - when you go into the WB settings, it will show the last taken shot - once you've changed the settings, if you press OK, it will save the previous shot with the new settings. You can do this with most of the imaging settings in the function menu, in fact.
03-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #6
Pentaxian
Arpe's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,344
So it saves the most recent raw file in memory and you are changing the development of that presumably.
03-05-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 251
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
So it saves the most recent raw file in memory and you are changing the development of that presumably.
I'd say so.

By the way, if you press Play or any other button, or if the instant review image disappears from the LCD for any other reason, i don't think it's possible to do the WB setting anymore.
03-06-2011, 08:23 AM   #8
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,563
QuoteOriginally posted by secateurs Quote
I'd say so.

By the way, if you press Play or any other button, or if the instant review image disappears from the LCD for any other reason, i don't think it's possible to do the WB setting anymore.
That is one of the best reasons not to shoot in JPEG.
Memory is cheap and most photo software around recognizes DNG and many regonize PEF these days.
If you need to post a photo on the Internet or put it in a document, exporting it to JPEG is a matter of a few mouse click work.

Bert

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
balance, button, camera, dslr, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, pentax k-5, shot
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White balance fekish Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 24 10-06-2010 06:31 PM
Internet Re-Sellers, Interesting discovery Ed n Georgia General Talk 4 03-02-2010 09:04 AM
white balance simons-photography Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 04-13-2008 01:59 PM
White Balance JCSullivan Post Your Photos! 2 10-09-2007 03:45 PM
Auto white balance vs. daylight balance outdoors. fevbusch Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 02-18-2007 03:04 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:32 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top