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03-27-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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G'day all,

A new toy (K100D), lots of beautiful pictures to take in Brisbane, and not much time to do it all!

I too am an amateur taking photography up as a hobby and am pleased at the way the K100D can capture life in amazing colour and detail for the price. Not much I can fault other than the inability to change flash settings for M lens photography (unless I'm missing something).

Also, I'm wondering if there's a way for the camera to change its exposure compensation or flash intensity for bounce flash photography. Sorry if my questions are too simple - I'm still learning the camera's range of features.

Otherwise, it's well worth carrying around with me wherever I go.
Look forward to hearing from you all around the world.
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03-27-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

It seems there are more people taking up pentax gear in Brisbane than Melbourne!

Planning to head up north near the end of the year
03-28-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I also have a K100D. Unfortunately I don't have it with me, but I'm pretty sure there is a flash exposure compensation option in the menus. Hopefully somebody else will chime in on this.

I don't have and M lenses, so I can't help you out on that one. There are a lot of helpful people here, who know a lot more than I do, so I'm sure somebody will be able to answer your questions.

Looking forward to seeing Brisbane through your camera!

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Hi there, Ash!

Welcome to the forums! I have several old M and K series lenses and a K100D. The on-board flash will fire at full power no matter what, so to compensate, I had to set my shutter for 1/180 and then adjust the aperture accordingly (somewhere in the range of f8 to f16 if further or closer respectively).

I heard in order to get around this problem, you will need to purchase an external flash that can support P-TTL, so that is the AF360 or AF540 flash. I'll look for the thread and post it up here later on, so you can browse through it.

In the meantime, have fun!

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Flash compensation

Thanks Carola and Alvin,
I'll be trying out the different ways and let you know how it goes. As far as I know I have a P-TTL flash, but not a Pentax (Digital Concepts 736AF). It won't be anywhere near as good as the originals but it adjusts fine shooting straight on the subject. It's bounce flash that baffles me a little...

Carol, how does the 540 flash adjust for bounce? Do you have to change settings in any way for it?

Thanks for your input.
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Hi there, Ash!

Welcome to the forums! I have several old M and K series lenses and a K100D. The on-board flash will fire at full power no matter what, so to compensate, I had to set my shutter for 1/180 and then adjust the aperture accordingly (somewhere in the range of f8 to f16 if further or closer respectively).

I heard in order to get around this problem, you will need to purchase an external flash that can support P-TTL, so that is the AF360 or AF540 flash. I'll look for the thread and post it up here later on, so you can browse through it.

In the meantime, have fun!
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Hi Ash. I pretty much use my flash on Auto, but there is a flash exposure compensation dial so if the flash is too bright or too dark you can bump it down/up. I haven't explored all the things you can do with it yet!
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Hi Ash. I pretty much use my flash on Auto, but there is a flash exposure compensation dial so if the flash is too bright or too dark you can bump it down/up. I haven't explored all the things you can do with it yet!
Cool - thank xfraser. I'll give that a try and see how it works out. Otherwise I'll just have to stick to flashless photography, or get a manual flash...
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