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03-16-2021, 09:42 AM   #1
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Is it OK to use a K50 for just movies, or does it burn out because of this?

I want to use a K50 for just movies, I have several(for the colors), and just use it for movies. I know there are better options, but was wondering if I should avoid doing this. Was thinking of upgrading to a K5 for the movie making only, have K3's for pics and occasional, rare, movie making. Right now I am not getting anything from this K50. Tried sensor cleaning; nothing. No shutter activation, or flash. No autofocus.I can format. thanks.


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The first part of your question seems simple: Can I use K-50 for for movies? Answer is: sure. But then you are saying what implies that the K-50 is no longer working. Perhaps you could elaborate on exactly what it is you want to know as I am not sure I understand what your question is.
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Thanks for the post. I did a few things and got it working in an unusual way. I used a stop down lens & got autofocus, flash, but a non stop down lens did nothing. It seems to work with the stop down lens. It also seems to work with auto lens in manual(non focus).thanks again
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How would you use flash with movies ?

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Beware using a K-5 purely for video as it lacks manual or TAv exposure in this mode. Yes, it has the very effective mechanical shake reduction but you only get programmed or Av exposure control, the upshot of which is that you can’t control the shutter speed. This means that depending on what the ambient light level is, video capture can involve very short shutter speeds and therefore give ‘choppy’ videos.

There’s supposed to be a workaround involving the use of live view and the auto-exposure lock button, but I never managed to get it to work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fstop18 Quote
I want to use a K50 for just movies, I have several (for the colors), and just use it for movies. I know there are better options, but was wondering if I should avoid doing this. Was thinking of upgrading to a K5 for the movie making only, have K3's for pics and occasional, rare, movie making.
Why on earth are you asking this question, when:

QuoteOriginally posted by fstop18 Quote
Right now I am not getting anything from this K50. Tried sensor cleaning; nothing. No shutter activation, or flash. No autofocus.I can format. thanks.
How do you intend to do video with it?

The K5 has pros and cons for movies, but basically professional video isn't done with shake reduction nor autofocus but focusing manually in a special way.
I rarely do video but I find manual lenses with a long throw very usefull.

Some useful information for the K5 and video:
k5 video stuff.
Pentax K-5 Review - Video
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