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10-11-2010, 07:38 AM   #1
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km exposure metering

Hi there, I just recently picked up a used pentax km/k2000 dslr and very pleased with it. Just wondering if anybody knows how to use exposure metering like that of the needle in the viewfinder in a k1000. I am using a smc pentax-m 1:2 50 mm manual focus lens that came standard with the k1000. I am using the camera in manual, iso 400, and aperture set to permit in the custom menu......thx

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It appears that from looking at the manual, the Km/2000 does not have a segmented meter like some of the other cameras do. Instead, in the viewfinder, they give you an EV (relative) number. When it's at 0 it is as if your meter is centered. Adjusting exposure from there will take it to plus or minus 2. For greatest fine control, set the EV steps (Pg 105) to 1/3 steps.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
It appears that from looking at the manual, the Km/2000 does not have a segmented meter like some of the other cameras do. Instead, in the viewfinder, they give you an EV (relative) number. When it's at 0 it is as if your meter is centered. Adjusting exposure from there will take it to plus or minus 2. For greatest fine control, set the EV steps (Pg 105) to 1/3 steps.

Pretty much what I was going to say. Switching back and forth from my K7 to the K2000 slightly annoys me because of this difference every time I use it.
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