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02-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Pentax K-30 and the HDR Photography

Hello! I am glad to write the first message on this forum, and I want to ask you for some info about the HDR abilities of this camera, since I haven't bought it yet

1) How does the AEB works? Lets say, I am shooting something at night, when I need long exposure. I want to make three bracketed photos, so when the camera is in M mode, I set (for example) 30 seconds exposure (0 EV), any aperture and press the shutter button. What the camera will do? Will it make EV +2 photo with longer exposure than 30 seconds? Will it automatically turn the BULB mode on to bracket the EV +2 photo?

2) 12 bit RAW. Does it affect the final HDR photo, if I tone map the HDR using 3 photos with EV2 spacing?

3) Is there any way to buy any remote controller to bracket more photos?

Thank you for the answers! Also I would like to see HDR photos made by members

02-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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I am interested in this as well! Hopefully there will be some replies!!
02-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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#1 - Don't have a k-30, but tried it with my k-x. Shot with 30s, the +2 was still 30s. Dunno if it's different with the k-30, but thought I'd at least give my result with the k-x if no one else responds.

#2 - What do you mean? When you shoot RAW, you expect to process the image afterwards. The benefit of shooting RAW is that you can generate a 16 bit TIFF image that contains all the information your RAW file had. Then when using the TIFF, you can use any HDR software to combine the TIFF files.

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