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10-25-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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K5 Manual at Pentax Japan

K5 Manual at Pentax Japan

http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k-5.pdf

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Exciting, thanks for posting! I'm all over it!!
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Thanks for sharing this. Something for the futue K-5 user to get excited about.
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Does anyone have any idea what this logo means? It isn't explained anywhere in the manual. The other logos are pretty easy to understand.

Interestingly, this logo only started appearing on Pentax manuals from the K-x onwards. The K-7/K-m/K20D/K200D etc manuals don't have it.



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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Does anyone have any idea what this logo means? It isn't explained anywhere in the manual. The other logos are pretty easy to understand.

Interestingly, this logo only started appearing on Pentax manuals from the K-x onwards. The K-7/K-m/K20D/K200D etc manuals don't have it.
universal binary, afaik
its the modern type of code used for software written for MAC OSX.
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QuoteOriginally posted by architorture Quote
universal binary, afaik
Aha. Right you are:
Apple - Universal

My secret is revealed: I'm not a Mac person.
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It just means that the software will work on PowerPC as well as x86 based Macs.
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Thanks for the share - have some research and reading to do..

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QuoteOriginally posted by rechmbrs Quote
Thanks for the heads-up!
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The manuals of K-r and K-5 differ in that the K-r one describes a Night HDR scene mode which the K-5 misses ( because it has no scene modes).

Night HDR scene does an in camera HDR " optimized" for dim lighting. Is there any difference between the cameras when doing an HDR at night at all? Did anybody already try?
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
The manuals of K-r and K-5 differ in that the K-r one describes a Night HDR scene mode which the K-5 misses ( because it has no scene modes).

Night HDR scene does an in camera HDR " optimized" for dim lighting. Is there any difference between the cameras when doing an HDR at night at all? Did anybody already try?
I dont think missing night HDR on K-5 will make any difference, as the K-5 is already capable of going all the way upto 51200 ISO.
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Deleted to prevent further misunderstandings. I was wrong.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Speaking of HDR, according to the K-5 manual, SR is automatically turned off when HDR Auto-align is enabled. That's a bit of a bummer.
That's not that I understood.

Actually, I'm not understandig anything in the HDR section in both, the K-5 and K-r manual. Which use a bit different wording to describe what appears to be the same. Probably lost in translation. I hate it when a manual just repeats what I can already read on the menu screen!
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
That's not that I understood.
You're right, I understood the reverse of what is actually written.

From page 141:

QuoteQuote:
• The Shake Reduction function automatically turns off in the following
situations. Note that the Shake Reduction function cannot be selected when
the following functions are set.
- p (Bulb) mode
- Self-timer shooting
- Remote Control shooting
- Mirror Lock-up shooting
- when [Auto Align] is set to P (Off) in the [HDR Capture] setting
- when using the flash in wireless mode
Phew!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Speaking of HDR, according to the K-5 manual, SR is automatically turned off when HDR Auto-align is enabled. That's a bit of a bummer.
It's also rather odd. This is the situation when you'd most want crisp detail to aid alignment.

It tells me that Pentax want us to limit HDR to tripod use. Or that Pentax think that high-ISO performance is good enough that we can use fast shutter speeds to avoid photographer-induced blur.

I have to think about this a bit as it all sounds weird if the HDR range is, say, 4-6 EV.
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