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11-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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New K-5 user hyper-program help

I've been traveling the world with k-100d or K-x for several years, so the whole hyper-control system I.e. Hyper-program, hyper-manual, program line set-up is new to me. I read all the recommended user settings post I could find before the camera arrived. But, apparently, I misunderstood a lot.

I really liked the idea of Program Line set to MTF -- the camera knowing at which aperture my Pentax lenses work best (?!?!) and so I thought that I could set the camera up so that the Green button returned me to Program Line, but the two control wheels gave me instant access to controlling the aperture and shutter speed.

But, now it appears that this is not possible to use the camera like this. If you want instant access to the Aperture in Program mode then the Green button takes you back to regular Program mode, not to the user-configurable Program line mode.

If you want the Green button to take you back to Program Line, then you must set the e-dials to exposure compensation and Program shift.

This is on page 283 of K-5 manual, p 248 of K5-II manual.

How do you configure the dials & buttons for hyper-program and Av mode?

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QuoteOriginally posted by close-enough Quote
I really liked the idea of Program Line set to MTF -- the camera knowing at which aperture my Pentax lenses work best (?!?!) and so I thought that I could set the camera up so that the Green button returned me to Program Line, but the two control wheels gave me instant access to controlling the aperture and shutter speed.
This is the default behavior on the K-5 (i.e just like the other cameras), except that you have two e-dials. There's a menu setting that lets you select MTF mode as your program line.

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11-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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So in the manual and on the camera when the top two choices (with the e-dials set to Av & Tv) e-choices for the Green button say "Return to P" and the lower 2 say "P-line" it makes no difference? They both do the same thing, if you've made a choice as to how you want your P-line to be than that is just the way Program mode will perform?
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