Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
Forum Member
godwinaustin's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Posts: 89
K5 Live View: Live Exposure Adjustments Visible in "M" Mode?

During Liveview operation of the K5, is it possible to view live adjustment to exposure on the LCD during manual mode?

Before it was stolen, I could determine the exposure I was looking for on the LCD of my K30 in manual mode by adjusting a combination of ISO, shutter, aperture etc..... ie set aperture, set iso, and then input a quicker shutter speed, for example, darker image on the lcd.

So does the original K5 have this feature as well?.....if I increase the shutter speed or aperture while viewing my composition in LV on the K5, will the image on the LCD reflect this exposure change by darkening or lightening based on a change in ISO/Shutter/Aperture OR in "M" mode does the LCD always display a bright scene for the prurposes of easier focusing and composition?

Is anything different on the K5 II?

08-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
Veteran Member
manacho2005's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Red Oak, TX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 462
It tries to keep a bright screen....it does lighten up or darken if you use exposure compensation, though.
08-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
Forum Member
godwinaustin's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Posts: 89
Original Poster
Right, i understand exposure compensation works on lightening or darkening the image, but what about aperture or shutter or iso in manual mode?
08-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
Veteran Member
manacho2005's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Red Oak, TX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 462
It keeps the screen bright, aperture and shutter speed do not affect the camera until you fire the shutter. Optical preview does something weird as well in live view, but does not give you a real preview.

08-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
Forum Member
godwinaustin's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Posts: 89
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by manacho2005 Quote
It keeps the screen bright, aperture and shutter speed do not affect the camera until you fire the shutter. Optical preview does something weird as well in live view, but does not give you a real preview.

Thanks, so previewing exposure is NOT possible in manual mode then. Too bad, its nice when camera makers allow both to happen in manual liveview - constant bright exposure for focusing or studio strobe work, and then exposure preview/simulated exposure for finding the right exposure without shooting a bunch of shots to check exposure levels.

any chance this has changed in the K5 II?
08-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #6
Forum Member




Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 69
QuoteOriginally posted by godwinaustin Quote
Thanks, so previewing exposure is NOT possible in manual mode then. Too bad, its nice when camera makers allow both to happen in manual liveview - constant bright exposure for focusing or studio strobe work, and then exposure preview/simulated exposure for finding the right exposure without shooting a bunch of shots to check exposure levels.

any chance this has changed in the K5 II?
My cheapo Sammy NX1000 has it. "Live view" is actually what you see on lcd screen (no special "lv" mode). No viewfinder. LCD image is MUCH clearer, than LV on my K-5. Sammy offers 8x mag when you focus AF-enabled lens in manual mode and I think 6x mag while focusing manual-only lens ( 90% of my glass is like that - mainly Samyang/Rokinon heavy artillery and my pocketable Sammy looks so funny with e.g. 5 lb Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 prime on it ) You just hit 'OK' button on jog-type selector.
K-5 is an amazing photo -taking tool. It simply has some shortcomings in manual focusing department ( for me "live view" is a joke).That's one of the reasons I ordered 3.25 mag right angle finder for it. I'm getting it today and hopefully it will help ( I don't really care about cutting off the settings info on the bottom of viewfinder)
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
COOLPIX L26  Photo 

Last edited by atarget; 08-13-2013 at 01:13 PM.
08-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
Veteran Member
manacho2005's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Red Oak, TX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 462
If I'm not sure about my exposure, I hit "digital preview" and check my histogram. I even have the RAW/FX set for digital preview; you can set the on/off switch overthrow to digital as well.
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!
aperture, camera, change, composition, dslr, exposure, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, lcd, pentax k-5, shutter
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Product Photography and ability to "live view" on a computer _Bergman_ Pentax K-30 & K-50 20 03-15-2013 05:19 AM
K-30 Live View display in M mode Ronnie B Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 01-14-2013 04:07 PM
K5 shakes in Live View Mode Pentottawa Pentax K-5 4 09-23-2012 04:38 PM
Any side effect for using live view for "too long"? (viewfinder hood) telly0050 Pentax K-5 12 01-23-2012 05:28 AM
Setting "exposure" for live view? Gimbal Pentax K-5 3 01-21-2011 12:34 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:08 PM. | See also: NikonForums.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