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10-30-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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K7 setting preferences.

I just upgraded from a k10d to the k7.I havn't had much chance to explore all the new features and am about to go on holidays in a week. I wonder if anyone has some tips on settings. I shoot in raw mostly in the p hyper program, auto iso 200 to 800. Is the auto noise reduction something to consider? I do like to take night scenes. There are so many new features I don't know where to begin.
Any thoughts will be appreciated.

10-30-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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10-31-2009, 07:06 AM   #3
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I don't know how the English menu shows everything, since my camera is set the menu's to work in Dutch.

Here are my non-default User settings:

Auto ISO: 100-1250
AUTO ISO Parameters: middle choice

Drange: High light correction: on
Shadow: 2 notches

Program line: AUTO

Resolution: 0.9M 16:9
Qualitylevel: ***
Video diafragma: Auto
Shake reduction: on

Digital example: on, with histogram and light / dark areas on

Moment control
Time: 3 secs
Histogram: on
Light / dark: off

Electronic level: on
Horizon correction: on

Copyright information: on (With both copyright and photographer filled in)

Battery choice: grip first

Sensor dust removal: at start up

Here are the non standard settings in the Customs menu tab:
2. 2
3. 2
6. 2
7. 2

8. 2

19. 3

23. 2
24. 4
25. 4
27. 3

36. 2
37. 2
38. 2 (you will have to calibrate this)
10-31-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Set aside some time with your K7 and user manual, and then go into the menu and look though all the settings one by one and make a decision on what you think will work for you. A lot of the settings are self explanatory, and if you don't know what it does, skip it for now or look for an explanation in the user manual. I upgraded from the K10D, and didn't find that there that many new features to worry about; I changed many of my Custom Menu settings to what I have on the K10D.

Remember, everyone is different, and YOUR personal preferences might be different to someone else's.

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Haven't done much to mine, the only thing I've done so far is sharpness +2 in natural settings, enable horizon correction and electronic leveling. I haven't even tried shootinga video with my K-7 yet and I've had it since Wednesday! I've been too busy taking photos.
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k7 settings

Thanks everyone. I'm beginning to see the light.

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