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09-22-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Just call me the Treeman, happy to join, looks like a very enjoyable and informative site. Just purchased a Pentax K-5II and still learning all the bells and whistles, have and still own other cameras but looking forward to learning more about lenses and what others have to say.

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Ter-or, I am new as of yesterday, known as treeman. My problem is trying to navigate this site. I went to post on the forum and it said register, which I did, then I was told treeman was already used. Cannot seem to get help anywhere on this site. I am very interested in being able to use it because I just purchased a new Pentax K-5 ii and would find this site very informative, that is if I can some how able to use it. Any help would certainly be much appreciated. Thank you
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QuoteOriginally posted by treeman Quote
Ter-or, I am new as of yesterday, known as treeman. My problem is trying to navigate this site. I went to post on the forum and it said register, which I did, then I was told treeman was already used. Cannot seem to get help anywhere on this site. I am very interested in being able to use it because I just purchased a new Pentax K-5 ii and would find this site very informative, that is if I can some how able to use it. Any help would certainly be much appreciated. Thank you
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Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure I understand what the issue is. You are registered as treeman and obviously are able to to post as you started this thread. If you need further help with the site, please feel free to post your questions in the Site Suggestions and Help forum.
If you have questions about your K-5, I suggest posting them in either the K-5 forum or the Pentax Beginners' corner.

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Well, you're posting as Treeman, so it looks like it's yours.

The Beginner's area is a good place to just browse through posts.
Pentax Beginner's Corner Q&A - PentaxForums.com

The K-5 specific forum is just that. The K5II series has the same controls, so you'll get the idea.
Pentax K-5 - PentaxForums.com

Take your time and get familiar with the controls. The manual's not bad for that. The Magic Lantern guide for K7 is worth picking up. It has the same controls as the K5, 90% of the K5 is identical to the K7 - as far as controls go.

Are you a beginner to DSLRs or just to Pentax?
Here's how I use the K5 most of the time - hand-held, in the field, no flash. TAv mode, set your aperture via rear wheel to somewhere in the middle, like f8. Adjust your shutter speed via the front wheel to keep your ISO at a good range - below 6400 if you can. Below 800 is even better if you can manage it. Take images and see what you get to start getting a feel for how the camera is used. I prefer center focus point and spot metering or center-weighted metering for most uses. This is because I'm usually photographing a specific subject rather than a landscape.

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France, treeman ... Hope to see a K-5II image soon. Salut, J
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Thank you! Maybe you could answer a question for me. I just purchased a Pentax K-5 ii and love the camera. The thing I am confused about is when I am framing a shot I have to do it all through the view finder. The only time I see a photo in the monitor is after I take the shot or review the photos I have already taken. Is there a setting or button I am missing or is that the only way to frame the original shot. Thanks again
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Is there a setting or button I am missing or is that the only way to frame the original shot.
Yes, there is a way to frame your shot in the LCD. It's called Live View. Here's how:
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