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04-16-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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Very simple problem...I think...

I have a K-30, which has been fun...mostly. I was dinking around with some manual lenses a while back, and I accidentally made it quirky. I must have pushed a button, clicked on a menu option, scrolled somewhere...I did something I did not intend to. Currently, on a nice, cloudless day, with lots of sun and green grass...the exposures are what I would call about 1/2 stop underexposed. Before I grab the manual, and go through setting everything back to "factory defaults," could someone point in the right direction to maybe fix this? With film, I would simply open up a stop, or so. I know there is a similar method on the K-30, I've just not found it yet.

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04-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #2
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The camera could be in a non-default metering mode (i.e. spot or center-weighted instead of matrix), or you could simply have an exposure compensation dialed in. A factory reset from the menu doesn't affect all settings, so be sure to check the latter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Old Film Guy Quote
With film, I would simply open up a stop,
You can do that with your K30 as well. Put the camera in M (manual) mode and try it. Are you using the green button (stop down metering) with the lens? (assuming its a fully manual lens - no A setting on the aperture ring)
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It's only the exposure compensation, I had this problem a few times and also could not find a solution and wanted to do a factory release. Untill suddenly I saw the exposure compensation was dialed in

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It's only the exposure compensation, I had this problem a few times and also could not find a solution and wanted to do a factory release. Untill suddenly I saw the exposure compensation was dialed in
It was, indeed, exposure compensation...compensating in a way I did not like! I appreciate the help. I did some serious dinking around, and I think trying a factory reset would have cured the problem, but there would have been a lot of dealing with menus and options to get there (cured).

Thanks again. This is a friendly, informed resource for "crossover shooters" like myself.
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