Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 21
Two-button reset to defaults equivalent

Hi there,

I'm a new user on K3.
On Nikon D90, I can hold two buttons together and the camera resets settings related to taking a picture, to defaults, i.e. drive mode, white balance, etc.

Is there an equivalent on K3?

Based on research, I found out about the following two options:

#1) uncheck items from "Memory" under Menu/Camera4. But the camera forgets stuff on every on/off. During events, I may turn off the camera to save power.
#2) select Reset under Menu/Setting3. This is what I like, but it also resets other settings related to the camera usage - such as screen brightness, volume, etc.
#3) There is also a "reset custom functions" under Menu / Custom4. Not that this does what I want, but I like this reset affects only the customs settings.

I read some people recommended using user memory to achieve this. I tried but it didn't work for me.
I saved defaults settings within P mode to a user memory. If I go from P to U1 and then back to P, camera still remembers what I chose in P mode. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

I'm now a paranoia because last month I was experimenting with drive mode and left it multi-exposure mode. Then forgot about it. A few weeks later during a party I thought the camera went crazy (after reading the shutter machine gun threads). Luckily I had chosen 2 photos to be averaged together, otherwise I would have the whole party in one image

I love the image quality, the tones and the ergonomics of K3 so I need it to be fool-proof under pressure

thanks,

03-26-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,783
#1: No need to turn the camera off. It hardly uses any power in sleep mode, and it won't forget your settings in sleep mode.

The best way, when you have decided what "your" default settings should be, is to store them in a user mode, say U1. When you go into U1 (and stay there), you'll have your default settings. If you then change some settings on the fly while in U1 and later want your defaults back, just turn the camera to any other setting and back to U1.
03-27-2014, 06:51 PM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 21
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Ole Quote
#1: No need to turn the camera off. It hardly uses any power in sleep mode, and it won't forget your settings in sleep mode.

The best way, when you have decided what "your" default settings should be, is to store them in a user mode, say U1. When you go into U1 (and stay there), you'll have your default settings. If you then change some settings on the fly while in U1 and later want your defaults back, just turn the camera to any other setting and back to U1.
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it; any change I make while in U1 sticks. I have to do #1 in addition. Do you see the same on yours (not sure if you have K-3 but reading manuals of other models, they should behave similar).
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!
camera, defaults, dslr, image, k-3, k3, mode, pentax k-3, reset, settings, user
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need to reset image numbering to match shutter count SenorBeef Pentax K-5 8 08-31-2012 07:19 PM
Way to set photo defaults? Mbo1 Pentax K-r 6 09-22-2011 09:47 AM
Auto ISO with ext flash defaults to high? wutsurstyle Pentax K-5 14 07-29-2011 11:41 AM
Is it normal for my K7 shutter button to reset slowly? allill Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 03-11-2010 04:17 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:17 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