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10-01-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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'User' settings

Hi folks, newbie here. I'm interested in getting a K-3, and was wondering about the 'User,1,2,3' settings. On my K-5, I can set a 'User' setting to 'Toy Camera' effect or 'Color Extraction' and just go to that option when needed, as a pre-set. Can this also be done in a 'User' mode with the K-3? I was trying to read the online manual, but couldn't figure it out. thanks.

---------- Post added 10-01-15 at 10:00 PM ----------

Sorry, I meant, K-5IIs, if that is any different.

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Yes, it works in the same way.

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Yeah, they're useful for standard setups you use frequently. I have a "fast shot mode" on one, based on another forum member's suggestion. It's TAV fast continuous shooting, no in-camera image adjustments, center focus and center metering etc. All designed to get the fastest burst mode for following action like dogs running around. It works well. I should set one up for tripod shooting since I always forget to turn off timer mode...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Yes, it works in the same way.
Except the K-3 User modes are more configurable than the K-5/K-5 II(s), a benefit of having electronic buttons over mechanical switches.

QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Yeah, they're useful for standard setups you use frequently. I have a "fast shot mode" on one, based on another forum member's suggestion. It's TAV fast continuous shooting, no in-camera image adjustments, center focus and center metering etc. All designed to get the fastest burst mode for following action like dogs running around. It works well. I should set one up for tripod shooting since I always forget to turn off timer mode...
Your description of "fast shot mode" matches my Action mode. User2 is set up for Flash and User3 for Tripod.

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I've gone for a "quick HDR brackets" mode on my one K7 User option ...ISO 100, Av, drive mode 5 exposure brackets 1 stop apart, 'one push bracketing' ....
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Welcome, glad to see you have answers already as I have no comprehension of all this new fangled technology, I must be getting really old.

Hope I'm able to still fly the new FF when it gets here.
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