Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-05-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
geezer52's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: High Desert, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 231
K30 has a Wild Hair

I have two K30s and this only occurs in one unit. Every so often, under no particular set of circumstances, my K30 gets a wild hair in setting exposure and I end up with a shot that is most often hugely over-exposed. Sometimes it happens between two perfectly exposed shots taken fairly close together (not bracketed or rapid mode). Sometimes it happens when taking a single shot with a long lag between shots. It doesn't happen very often or with any regularity but every once in a while. Annoying when it happens as I've lost a few desired photos when it does. I almost always shoot in aperture mode letting the camera set shutter speed and usually ISO (sometimes in daylight I set ISO to force a higher shutter speed)

Does this happen to anyone else?

05-05-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 845
Does this happen with multiple lenses or the same lens every time? If it's the same lens every time, it could be sticky aperture.... in which case test the lens on your other unit first. Only thing I can think of off the top of my head.
05-06-2015, 01:35 AM   #3
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
Is this the camera picking a wrong shutter speed and/or ISO? Or are they correct for the light situation but the shot is overexposed?
05-09-2015, 04:39 AM   #4
Pentaxian
Paleo Pete's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,872
I'm wondering the same thing as Auzzie, is this one lens or different ones?

I have the same problem with my Makinon 135mm now and then shooting in manual mode. Usually it's the first couple of shots for the day then it acts right, it's the aperture blades sticking a little.

If it's doing it with different lenses, I'm mostly baffled. One thing that does come to mind, sometimes if using auto exposure it can set exposure according to a dark spot that is too slow a shutter speed for the overall lighting.

05-09-2015, 05:57 AM   #5
Senior Member
geezer52's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: High Desert, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 231
Original Poster
No, it's not the same lens every time, and you look in the exif data and iso or shutter speed or both are off. (I mostly shoot aperture priority and that holds up) It's really quit random
05-09-2015, 07:16 AM   #6
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,457
Has it always done this ? What is you shutter count ?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
hair, happen, iso, k-30, k-50, k30, mode, pentax k30, pentax k50, shot, shots, shutter
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Wild Dandelions in the Wild Winds CrankyElbow Post Your Photos! 2 08-01-2014 06:49 PM
K30 has problem when first shoot bram007yuli Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 14 05-15-2014 02:22 PM
K30 box has eye piece cover? Joojoo2010 Pentax K-30 & K-50 15 01-10-2014 08:15 PM
Pets Just washed my hair and I can't do a thing with it Ducatigaz Post Your Photos! 7 08-11-2013 05:29 PM
A hair in the viewfinder... Aknot Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 08-14-2010 07:20 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top