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09-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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new K-5 II setup

Hi all, so after FedEx decided to leave my new camera in their warehouse for an extra 3 days, I finally have it! Very excited to begin shooting. Was curious if there were any suggestions for the initial menu settings I should select? I shoot RAW almost exclusively, mostly landscape and nature.

Thanks in advance!

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I'd set up a FAST SHOT user mode. Disable SR, in-camera processing like lens correction and highlight correction, set in TAv mode, center focus and spot metering, high-speed continuous recording mode with shutter speed 1/350 f8ish and you'll have a camera you can fire machine-gun mode when those critters are cavorting. Essentially remove as much processing and "thought" from the camera as you can. You'll get 6fps easily.

I did try originally to play with some of the jpeg processing, but found Natural was more pleasing to me. I shoot RAW+, and will post either from jpg or processed RAW depending on the use and quality required.
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