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02-17-2015, 05:03 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by richandfleur Quote
Just confirmed this finally with a break in the clouds.

Steve, as others have mentioned, switch your metering method to spot.

Despite being in manual mode for shooting, the metering mode controls the image presented on the live view screen. When digitally zoomed in during spot metering you will see the missing details on the moon surface again.

Usual spot metering proviso applies, in that you have to have to centre the image as this is where the meter reading is taken from.

Tested and confirmed in the field.
Excellent image. Thank you for sharing. Definitely not "too sharp" ;-)

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I just bought a used K-50 and the first thing I noticed was that the Live View did not represent what the photo or video was going to be like and I could find no way to change this. So I searched PentaxForums and came across this thread. I read all six pages and see that there is no solution. Bummer.

I can see where the auto gain would be handy for composing and focusing in Live View, but it does nothing to help us Manual enthusiasts. In fact, it is a big hindrance. But I suppose the K-50 isn't a professional camera. I was surprised to hear that current Pro Pentax cameras are the same.

Someone posted that all other manufacturers are doing the same. But I have used the Sony A7s (which is mirrorless) and it allows one to see the actual picture, exposure, DOF, etc. In fact, since it is mirrorless, it is probably required. I really like that feature and think it is imperative for a modern camera. But then, I picked up the K-50 for <$250 and the A7s is $2500.

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It's an option on most Sonys as far as I know. Even the cheap ones.

It's not an option in Pentax bodies. They tend to make the calls for you on how these things will behave.
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Try telling the white balance subsystem that you're going to be in control.

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The k50 seems to have a problem in live view with k and m lenses in manual mode when using a fixed ISO. If put my m28/2 or my m50/1.4 on the camera and use LV the screen is very bright and washed out even though I've set the aperture to f4 or f5.6 and it the green button. The picture taken is properly exposed but the screen is still washed out in LV making it hard to focus. If switch the ISO from manual to auto the screen dims and is usable. Switch it back manual and the gain goes right back up. Settings for ISO were 200 for manual and 200-800 for auto. BTW this in daylight. The problem doesn't occur on my KR. Can somebody with a k50 confirm this using a k or m lense or is it just my camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by martym Quote
The k50 seems to have a problem in live view with k and m lenses in manual mode when using a fixed ISO. If put my m28/2 or my m50/1.4 on the camera and use LV the screen is very bright and washed out even though I've set the aperture to f4 or f5.6 and it the green button. The picture taken is properly exposed but the screen is still washed out in LV making it hard to focus.


Did you change the metering mode to spot meter in the menu?
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QuoteOriginally posted by richandfleur Quote
Did you change the metering mode to spot meter in the menu?
No, I didn't. I think it defaults to center weight. The weird thing is it stayed at high brightness even as I changed aperture and shutter speeds via the green button, but as soon as I changed it to auto ISO the display dropped to normal brightness.
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Why not use the OVF, and a variable ND so you don't need the LCD?

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Why not use the OVF, and a variable ND so you don't need the LCD?
I usually do use the OVF but my eyes aren't what they used to be, so I run in trouble with critical focusing with the 28mm's. The point of my post was why the strange behavior with the K50, the KR doesn't behave like this with a m or k lense
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QuoteOriginally posted by martym Quote
I usually do use the OVF but my eyes aren't what they used to be, so I run in trouble with critical focusing with the 28mm's. The point of my post was why the strange behavior with the K50, the KR doesn't behave like this with a m or k lense
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I had a similar problem after my K-50 took a bump, only the washout issue extended to the photos. It was sent in for a rebuild.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Why not use the OVF, and a variable ND so you don't need the LCD?
EVF with digital punch in zoom and focus peaking will easily beat an optical viewfinder for accurate manual focus on the moon, if you can make you Pentax play ball...
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K50 moon shot -manual exp, tripod (obviously), Sigma 125-400 @ 400

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Looks good

Out of interest, has anyone tried a pixel shift moon shot?
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