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02-10-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Image rotate

I have just bought a used K-5II and have noticed that the images are rotating slightly for each exposure. I always use a tripod and at first thought it was just me bumping the tripod but after multiple shoots it is definetly a 1-5 degree rotation, both directions. I set up multiple bracketing to check it and it is still happening. What would cause this, the shots look good otherwise and the camera seems to be functioning OK. It varies also, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little.
Something may be loose inside?
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Do you have horizon leveling on?
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What happens if you take a shot severely off level? If you see a much bigger rotation of that image, @jatrax is probably on to the right answer.
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I will have to check that, i don't remember that on my K-7. I do check my digital level on the LCD before locking it down. Thanks guys, will look into it tonight!

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It's the auto horizon correction. Turn off when using tripod.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnyates Quote
It's the auto horizon correction. Turn off when using tripod.
Agreed. I use the digital level all the time (section 4 in the menus on my K5). I've never used the horizon correction which is the item just below it on the menu. You could easily have turned on the wrong one by accident.
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I did not even know about it, I'm sure that's it. You guys are good you! It seems like an idiot light to me, that's why I use the electronic level all the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ken Vensel Quote
I did not even know about it
There's always someone around here, whose already had the same issue and can shed a little light.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
There's always someone around here, whose already had the same issue and can shed a little light.
Not me - I've never done this before. I've left the white balance on some funky settings, or the camera capturing the smallest JPG files when I wanted to take important photos, but I haven't done the horizontal correction ... yet.
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