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05-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #151
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Wow!!! That's crazy...did you see sensor dust you didn't know was there?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sezme Quote
Also, if you press the ISO button (OK button on K10/20) plus the green button, it sets ISO to auto. A very useful button!
THAT'S HOW I DID THAT!?!?!

I, for the life of me, couldn't figure out how I was accidentally setting the ISO to AUTO occasionally.

I owe you a donut.
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I find these cameras are loaded with little things like this--they reward exploration and experimentation!
05-12-2009, 12:36 PM   #154
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QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Wow!!! That's crazy...did you see sensor dust you didn't know was there?
sure i did - some of them you can see here no lens - a set on Flickr - however, somehow i suppose some of them were removed with some post processing, as i miss a big one i can remember in these shots

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Green button: In manual mode (A,FA, DA etc series lens) you can push the button and it sets the exposure for the program mode and the program line. Program line is the setting you have selected in the camera menus, like MTF (where the camera sets the lens at the best aperture for that lens, which is programmed into the lens by the manufacturer). Then you can fine tune the exposure to your liking from this setting. Very old school but an absolute requirement for a serious shooter in tough lighting and many other situations.


With an M or M42 lens, you can use the button to stop the lens down and take a meter reading. For those that own these lenses, it's an approximate reading and you have to understand (with practice) the way your particular lens will meter on the attached body. In most cases, these lenses meter well wide open but tend to over expose in middle apertures. So you use the green setting recommendations as a starting place to adjust to the correct exposure.

I also use the button to 'reset' the exposure settings in any mode. It's an indispensable feature which I believe is still unique to Pentax (I might be wrong now) or at least was a Pentax idea with DSLR's.

Lots of people shoot auto everything but those that prefer to shoot with more user control will want this feature on any new camera body.
QuoteOriginally posted by vizjerei Quote
The Green Button is so important I can't live without it.. For me (newbie) using Manual mode, it get me going fast setting and still offering me full control. One of the thing I love Pentax

Now they move it to a easier reach location! even better
QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
Also when in HyperProgram (P) mode you can turn the front e-dial to adjust exposure time other than P suggests and it changes to Tv mode. If you turn the rear e-dial it becomes Av mode. Then press Green-button it returns to P mode again.
QuoteOriginally posted by sezme Quote
Also, if you have set exposure compensation, hold the exposure compensation buttton plus the green button will reset the meter to zero E.C. Also, if you press the ISO button (OK button on K10/20) plus the green button, it sets ISO to auto. A very useful button!
QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
Nice addition. It kind of resets to default setting.

One more. When in playback, after you zoom, Green button zooms IN and EV+- zooms OUT. Here EV+- will also turn top LCD light ON if the settings are ON for this.
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One more. When in playback, after you zoom, Green button zooms IN and EV+- zooms OUT.
Also, in this mode the AE-L button zooms out completely in one push.
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Also, in this mode the AE-L button zooms out completely in one push.
Yes, thanks. We were referring to the Green Button. Also OK zooms back to 1x, easier than AE-L
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Yes, thanks. We were referring to the Green Button. Also OK zooms back to 1x, easier than AE-L
My goodness i'll buy the k7 without even know everything about the k20d. Thank's a lot guys

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What's interesting about these comments on the Green Button is the great features they designed into these cameras. Very well thought out. I'm always asking the shooters at my camera club to let me try their cameras and it's interesting when I ask, "how do I do this...?" and they can't remember (difficult menus) or the camera can't do that and ours can.

Sure we'd all like faster AF and better high ISO's but on the whole these are damn fine cameras. Plus with a series of prime lenses that are better than anything else on the market.
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K-7 front pic?
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Sure we'd all like faster AF and better high ISO's
The nice thing is: it looks like we'll be getting that with the K-7
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21 May in Japan and 20 May in Europe!

Nice image for us to get excited about. The flash port cover still looks like I'll loose it.
How have they fitted the flash?
Maybe a different action than the hinged type they have used before.
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Yes, indeed
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ooh nice. looks like it's gonna be great to hold!
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looks gorgeous dang, time to save up... til it drops around the $900 mark
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