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10-22-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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composition adjustment?

Got my K-30, and I can't see how the composition adjustment feature is useful. My understanding is it can be used to adjust for perspective when shooting a building or something from a low vantage point. But In practice, I don't see any difference in the photos taken with the composition adjustment at either extreme, compared to the normal center position. Am I missing something?

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Hi Charles
So far as I'm aware, it does not alter perspective. All it's doing is shifting the sensor from side to side.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
Got my K-30, and I can't see how the composition adjustment feature is useful. My understanding is it can be used to adjust for perspective when shooting a building or something from a low vantage point. But In practice, I don't see any difference in the photos taken with the composition adjustment at either extreme, compared to the normal center position. Am I missing something?

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The above link shows the effect of composition adjust. Is yours not working similarly?
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Okay yes it does that. I guess that's useful for that situation, and perhaps more useful for macro. But I was under the impression this could be used in a tilt/shift capability, in order to correct the perspective of a building. Otherwise, I don't really see the usefulness...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
Okay yes it does that. I guess that's useful for that situation, and perhaps more useful for macro. But I was under the impression this could be used in a tilt/shift capability, in order to correct the perspective of a building. Otherwise, I don't really see the usefulness...

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Shift, yes, tilt, no. Still can't beat a traditional T/S lens on a full-frame.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
Okay yes it does that. I guess that's useful for that situation, and perhaps more useful for macro. But I was under the impression this could be used in a tilt/shift capability, in order to correct the perspective of a building. Otherwise, I don't really see the usefulness...

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It's not really "useful" specifically for the composition adjust - it's a nice little extra to have. Helps with doing macro especially. The SR feature on Pentax cameras have many little extras that when combined - gives the k-5/k-30/k-3 quite the edge on some other cameras.
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