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03-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Exposure Bracketing Question

Can and how would I set the camera to fire off 5 shots on its own without having to press the shutter 5 times if I want a 5 shot exposure for hdr?

I know if I press the up button on the 4 way controller that I can acquire the exposure bracketing mode and I know how to change the EV stops and # of shots, but once it is set I'd like to put the camera on a tripod and just press the shutter 1 time watch it take 5 pictures.

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You need to change the drive mode, above the OK button on the rear right hand side, push the top button with a clock icon. Then in the menu that appear using the right rocker switch to the right of the OK button select the small square icon with a plus and minus sign in it. From within this menu you can set exposure bracleting. When finished push OK.
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I know how to set the bracketing info, but in order to rip 5 shots off I have to press the shutter down and hold it or press the shutter button 5 times. I want a continuous drive mode that will allow me to only press the shutter 1 time, preferably with my remote and still get 5 shots.
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It's possible. See manual. Custom C menu.

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We are talking the K5 here ?
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Thanks. One Push Bracketing. I must have missed that one.
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that's what I was doing but unless the "one push bracketing" is set in the custom menu, then i would have to press the wireless button 5 times for 5 exposures.
thanks to both of you for the help
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I thought it was enabled by default, strange.
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QuoteOriginally posted by snappychappy Quote
I thought it was enabled by default, strange.
No, Option 9 on C2 has to be set to "2" which is "On" because "1" is the default and it's "Off".
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No, Option 9 on C2 has to be set to "2" which is "On" because "1" is the default and it's "Off".
I had to set one push bracketing to 'ON'. Strange indeed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by riff Quote
I had to set one push bracketing to 'ON'. Strange indeed.
No sure I understand, the default is off so why is having to set one push bracketing to "On" strange?
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No sure I understand, the default is off so why is having to set one push bracketing to "On" strange?
Yes well when you look at it that way it is strange. I mean defaulting to 'OFF' seemed strange to me. Much like defaulting allow apreture to 'OFF'.
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Yes well when you look at it that way it is strange. I mean defaulting to 'OFF' seemed strange to me. Much like defaulting allow apreture to 'OFF'.
Ah, now I see. Yes, I quite agree with you from that perspective.
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QuoteOriginally posted by riff Quote
Yes well when you look at it that way it is strange. I mean defaulting to 'OFF' seemed strange to me. Much like defaulting allow apreture to 'OFF'.
Because that's how it's done with most camera's and with the earlier Pentax DSLR.
Pentax added this as an option so not to surprise people that aren't used to it the default is off.

It would be a bit strange if Pentax would put on all the features by default won't it
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