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06-21-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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Scene modes

Hi guys.

I just bought a Pentax K5 yesterday after selling my Nikon D3100. It feels a better camera than Nikon D7000 which I was planning to buy. I am just learning how to

use the camera and I am trying to find the exposure modes (AutoPicture, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night scene portrait, Flash off

Scene modes: Night scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stagelight, Night snap, Night scene HDR* )....I rarely use these settings

but I want to know how to access them. I am trying to buy a guide mode book for the camera which explain the camera features but I cannot find any....can anyone

tell me how to access for example the moving object mode.

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There are no scene modes on the K-5, as it's not an intro-level camera like the D3100. If you want the highest degree of automation, use the green mode.

When in P mode, you can also select your program line in the menu. The "depth" program line roughly corresponds to a landscape scene mode, while the "speed" program line roughly corresponds to an action scene mode. You will, however, have to adjust other settings in order to get the desired effect. A learning curve is involved, but I'm sure you'll get your head around it soon enough!

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Under the info button you can also set where the iso-settings move between and when you click on it you can select the way iso is handled bij the camera (slow, normal and steep) wich gives an extra choice in auto-handling the camera. For the steep-iso setting the camera will try to handle an extra fast shuttertime at the expense of an more hi iso setting.
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Hi man. Thank you very much for your help. Since I posted this I have been playing with the camera and discovered many amazing things that this camera is

capable of and many more I have to find out. I don't regret buying this little piece instead of Nikon D7000 or replacing my D3100 as it was getting boring to use.

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Hi guys. Thank you very much for your help. Since I posted this I have been playing with the camera and discovered many amazing things that this camera is capable of. I don't regret

buying this little piece instead of Nikon D7000 or replacing my D3100 as it was getting boring to use. However I think that the manual which comes with the camera isn't straight

forward. Actually is a bit confusing. Does anyone Know where I can buy a guide book for the K-5. It can be paper-book or eBook
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The Pentax manual is fairly straightforward if you have a good understanding of exposure. I've seen this book recommended on here recently:
http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-3rd-Edition-Photographs/dp/0817...nding+exposure
If you understand how exposure works, then all you need a K-5 user guide for is to find out all the ways you can set the shutter, aperture, ISO, and EV adjustment - these precepts are the same across all camera manufacturers.

When I came back to Pentax, I found that I needed to really understand exposure much more than I had with Canon. I've found that my Pentax is a much better tool for making pictures than my Canon was, but I need to know more about what's going on in the scene and what exposure I want.
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