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03-19-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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K50 cannot turn to m mode

when I turn to m mode, the screen shows Tav mode but not the m mode.
I can only use u1 mode to set it as m mode now. But it is troublesome that I have to set all the setting when I restarted my camera.

please help me how to fix it
thank a lot

03-19-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Tav is basically m mode with auto iso. Disable auto iso and the display will show m

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^ what adam said. happened to me some time ago and thought something was wrong with the camera
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Same with me. disable auto iso and all will be fine

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OK,
So auto ISO in M is Tav. Instead of just looking like the camera is broken, the M and ISO auto range should flash. This perplexed me for a good 20 min as I tested things. I also reset to factory defaults.

This is just on of those small things they should fix in a firmware update.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ziscwg Quote
This is just on of those small things they should fix in a firmware update.
Think of it as an undocumented feature. IMHO, auto-ISO is a thing of the devil and should be turned off by default. It causes more problems than it solves.


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Auto iso is a thing of the devil? I like that so what is green mode??
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
IMHO, auto-ISO is a thing of the devil and should be turned off by default. It causes more problems than it solves.
IMO Auto ISO is a gift from Pentax heaven (as long as you use a newer body and keep the ISO in a controlled range)

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
IMO Auto ISO is a gift from Pentax heaven (as long as you use a newer body and keep the ISO in a controlled range)
Granted, it is useful, but count the number of technical issue threads regarding this feature on the newer cameras and you may change your mind. Behavior is unpredictable in other than green or P modes.


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I find it very helpful for kids sports and street shooting, where either the subjects or myself are moving and going from sunshine to shadow.
I want to control the aperture and shutter speed and the camera takes care of the overall exposure by varying the ISO.
With K-5 and K-3 my results are very good and the auto ISO lets me concentrate on focus and framing where a full manual setting would require more attention to exposure settings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Think of it as an undocumented feature. IMHO, auto-ISO is a thing of the devil and should be turned off by default. It causes more problems than it solves.


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I remember a thread where it was debated whether M mode should automatically fix the ISO, most likely to the last used value. Beyond the obvious solution for getting TAv mode when you want M mode, I can't remember the other pros and cons.

Sv mode is another option for those who don't like the ISO floating around.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I want to control the aperture and shutter speed and the camera takes care of the overall exposure by varying the ISO.
I believe that is called TAv mode...auto-ISO when you want it and only when you want it.


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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
I remember a thread where it was debated whether M mode should automatically fix the ISO, most likely to the last used value. Beyond the obvious solution for getting TAv mode when you want M mode, I can't remember the other pros and cons.

Sv mode is another option for those who don't like the ISO floating around.
To me M means everything manually set. What's the point otherwise? I like the Tav mode, but not for shooting indoor volleyball.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ziscwg Quote
To me M means everything manually set.
What he said.


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