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07-01-2015, 07:13 AM   #1
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Two questions about the K3

Hi everyone!

I recently bought a K3 and I had two questions about it.
  1. Firstly, how do I light the top LCD screen in movie mode? I could not find this in the manual or in the menu.
  2. Secondly, is there a way to apply the manual settings to the LiveView mode? Yesterday, I was trying to focus stars, but they were saturated, even with shutter speed of 1/1000s.

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07-01-2015, 08:43 AM   #2
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for stars i don't think you can change the liveview brightness enough, you have to look at the corners of the stars and focus till the CA's become a minimum.
the only way of influencing the live view appearence is, as far as i know, to use spot metering and position bright areas in the centre, but this will only work for bigger objects like the moon for instance.
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In M mode live view should provide you with a real time exposure preview. It won't in other modes.

As for the top LCD, I'm not sure yet even can because it only shows info pertinent to stills.

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07-01-2015, 09:42 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
In M mode live view should provide you with a real time exposure preview. It won't in other modes.
Yes, but only from -5 to +5EV compared to the actual metering...

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As for the top LCD, I'm not sure yet even can because it only shows info pertinent to stills.
... excepted for the exposure metering mode 😉
And aren't shutter, aperture and ISO pertinent to video too?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Azergoth Quote
.. excepted for the exposure metering mode 😉 And aren't shutter, aperture and ISO pertinent to video too?
for videos you can only use the back screen of the camera and not the optical viewfinder, therefore i think it was not designated to use the top LCD because the ISO, shutter and aperture can be seen on the back screen during videography.
but i am only guessing here because i usually don't use video mode.
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for videos you can only use the back screen of the camera and not the optical viewfinder, therefore i think it was not designated to use the top LCD because the ISO, shutter and aperture can be seen on the back screen during videography.
but i am only guessing here because i usually don't use video mode.
Yeah, I can understand. The only thing I was missing is the exposure mode.

By the way, I found a way to focus the stars in LifeView. Just use the movie mode 😃 in manual mode 😃 I haven't tried yet, but I think it should work
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