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07-02-2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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I'm coming from a K-X and trying to get an idea of what other people use the User1 / User2 saved settings for. How do y'all use these?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jswilson64 Quote
I'm coming from a K-X and trying to get an idea of what other people use the User1 / User2 saved settings for. How do y'all use these?
I have a K-3, not a K-50 but the same ideas apply. I have User1 set to an action mode, with 9 point expanded focus, AF-C, Drive mode set to continuous... stuff like that so I can quickly set to User1 and shoot away all set for fast action.
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Similar to enoeske, I have my user setting 1 to be an action-ish setting (I call it "medium pace") which shoots in RAW+JPEG (which I am thinking to switch to just raw), center focus point, but still has the exposure metering using the full area. I also turned off all of the shadow/highlight/lens corrections, since I tend to develop these via RAW editor. I then set up the second user setting to be for tripod shots, so it has the intermediate exposure metering (since I am still not good at getting good exposures with spot), and turns the shake reduction off, since I've read that it can induce a bit of blur in tripod settings.

So basically, I nearly always shoot in TAv, with the true TAv setting being for fast bursts of JPEGs, then USER1 for when I'm taking pictures of things that I expect to move quickly, or when I'm going handheld (~95% of the time), and USER2 when I break out the tripod.

For what it's worth, I'm interested in wildlife/animal photography mainly, but that comes with nice landscape/nature photos, and I'm still fiddling with what I like to do shooting-wise.
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I find the user modes very useful. With my K-5 I have them set up as follows:

User 1 - Multibracketing
User 2 - Sport (Fast shutter, etc)
User 3 - Landscape (Narrow aperture, slow shutter speed etc)
User 4 - Raw+ Highest quality setting
User 5 - HDR

Have your pick. It's very good having the User mode option.

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1. Astro and ultra low light.
2. Portrait (highest quality settings)
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I'm coming from a K-X and trying to get an idea of what other people use the User1 / User2 saved settings for. How do y'all use these?
Hey, thanks everyone who replied!
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