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06-17-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Setting K20D eDials

I was wondering what eDial settings most people are using on the K20D, and why.

I reset the the aperture to the front, and shutter to the rear because it was easier for me to remember (coming from a manual camera, the aperture is in the front).

Are there any advantages to the default settings that I am missing? Any ideas as to why the defaults have the aperture on the back and shutter on the front?

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I have the front set to control the Tv, and the back set to Av. I have no idea why the default is like it is.

When in Av mode, I use the front one to control ISO. When in Tv mode, the back one is to control ISO.

I guess people just have their own ways. I think it's personal.
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For me it's TV in the front and Av in the back for all modes and that way I don't get confused between modes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mann Quote
I have the front set to control the Tv, and the back set to Av. I have no idea why the default is like it is.

When in Av mode, I use the front one to control ISO. When in Tv mode, the back one is to control ISO.

I guess people just have their own ways. I think it's personal.
I've done the complete opposite
Guess we should not be exchanging camera's!
Probably the uniformity of the meaning of the dials is what matters.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mann Quote
I have the front set to control the Tv, and the back set to Av. I have no idea why the default is like it is.

When in Av mode, I use the front one to control ISO. When in Tv mode, the back one is to control ISO.

I guess people just have their own ways. I think it's personal.
Ditto here.
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For Av and Tv: back changes aperture and shutter speed respectively, and front changes exposure compensation.
For M mode, back is Aperture and front is shutter speed. This is because I used a K100D for a while and am more comfortable changing things with my thumb (K100D only had a back dial). And more often, I am changing Aperture rather than shutter speed
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mann Quote
I have the front set to control the Tv, and the back set to Av. I have no idea why the default is like it is.

When in Av mode, I use the front one to control ISO. When in Tv mode, the back one is to control ISO.

I guess people just have their own ways. I think it's personal.


+1, same way I have mine setup.
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I have the front dial set to Av and the rear to Tv. The opposite control for the mode is used to set EV compensation. It just makes sense to me that the aperture control is in front and the shutter control in the rear... just following the path of the light.

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Well, I use the front dial for shutter speed, where applicable, cause that's the finger I'd use to change shutter speed on other cameras. Keeps things fairly uniform, that way.
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Well I guess that proves bymy141's point that we shouldn't swap cameras.

Now for a noob question. What's "Program Shift" in the setting for the Sv mode eDial selection? I didn't find it in the manual.
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'Program shift' basically changes shutter speed and aperture around, but keeps the equivalent exposure, ie, say you want a faster shutter speed, using proram shift the camera opens the lens wider to compensate.
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Different again here.
Av mode: front ISO and back Av
Tv mode: front ISO and back Tv
M mode: front Tv and back Av, resorting to OK+front wheel to change ISO
(I like to keep all controls on wheels)...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
'Program shift' basically changes shutter speed and aperture around, but keeps the equivalent exposure, ie, say you want a faster shutter speed, using proram shift the camera opens the lens wider to compensate.
Thanks. I appreciate the explanation.

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