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05-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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p mode basics

Greetings - I am having some trouble figuring out the P-Mode on my K-x and why for example certain flash settings (e.g. slow sync) are only available in this mode. It will be awesome if someone can provide a basic explanation of what the P-Mode is doing and what it is good for. Most of the other modes seems self-explanatory (e.g. aperture priority, shutter priority) but this one I find quite confusing! Thanks so much!!! Jeff.

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Rather than trying to answer this question directly, I direct you to a recent discussion of this (and a bit more) that should provide you with a lot of info.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/99790-what-diff...n-av-tv-p.html
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P mode is simple, too. It allows the camera to set both the shutter and aperture, but allows access to menu items that are unavailable in a true "auto" mode.

Not sure about the K-x, but with the K20D, you can bias the P "program-line" toward a fast shutter, smaller aperture, or lens MTF. And, by jogging the front or rear wheel, it will go directly into Av or Tv mode. Green button returns to P.
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Thanks for these replies! They are very helpful!

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