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01-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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hi all, just got my new Pentax K5 and loving it so far. I am trying to figure out how to use the multi- exposure setting. Do I have to select the EV + - or does it do it automatically? Also, does anybody knows if the shutter activates every time when you use the one "One Push Bracketing"

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01-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Multiple exposures means more than one shot taken in one frame. That's a menu setting. If you want exposure bracketing, that's accessed from the 4 way controller on the back of the camera. It's the top choice.
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As far as I know... you can use one-push to bracket your shots. But for multiple exposure shots, you have to trip the shutter separately for each shot. Someone please chime in if my assumption is incorrect.

Also for multiple exposure shot, exposure compensation is optional.
01-06-2012, 06:48 AM   #4
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I doubt the two answers above really answer your questions.

About the multi-exposure question: I'm not sure, but I guess you need to apply the EV correction manually to get good exposure on the combined image.

The one-push-bracket issue is quite simple: you press the button once, but the camera just takes three pictures. So, the shutter is fired three times, once for every picture.

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If you use the AutoEV mode of multiple exposure available in the K-5, you can dial in EV comp to your liking and it will be honored in the final image. Likewise for additive multiple exposure mode.

01-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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One thing I noticed on a few pics I took using the one push bracketing is a slight movement on the images due to possible shutter vibrations. I noticed this after I blended the images on photoshop. I don't know if this has happened to anybody else?

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