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01-14-2008, 09:39 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by benplaut Quote
Pretty much, the green button is "instant green mode" in most cases.
Good point.

I love the green button! Since I have "discovered" it, I haven't taken my k10d off of the M. It quickly gets me to what the k10d thinks is a good exposure (based on the program line setting) and then I can easily take over from there. If I want more speed, I might click up a couple stops on the shutter, and down a couple on the f-stop keeping the "needle" in the center. I can tweak the iso if I want as well. It is really nice for those of us who have yet to develop a "calibrated eyeball" for exposure. I have yet to take a picture using "green mode" and if I am strong, I never will.

The more experienced photographers here might say I am cheating, and using the "instant green" but it helps me to get to "zero" faster than I could otherwise. I am still thinking about exposure and settings though, and changing them based on the situation. It seems to me a good way to get weaned off of the P&S mindset.

Did I mention, I just love this camera I should be working right now, but I can't keep my hands off of it.

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Khm... sorry for this... you are talking about K10D? K100D does not have a "green button", right?

Edited:
Looking at the manual, I found this:


So, K100D also has a "green button", except it is not green at all... :-) It's blue?


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QuoteOriginally posted by herzzreh Quote
What's the point?
Canon doesn't have one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by herzzreh Quote
I know what it does, but what's the point? Someone educate me, please.
Its just a reset function button, no more, no less.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RiceHigh Quote
Its just a reset function button, no more, no less.
Yes, it is a "reset" of the exposure to what ever you have set for preference, Program line, Shutter priority or apature priority.

I have asked pentax to add a 4th function, specifically to just meter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPoke Quote
Good point.

I love the green button! Since I have "discovered" it, I haven't taken my k10d off of the M. It quickly gets me to what the k10d thinks is a good exposure (based on the program line setting) and then I can easily take over from there.
amen, me too.

Its also a nice function to use (I have it set to av shift) to do some metering and note the results, because u can press it once to meter and then the result will stick, so I can set the meter to spot and take a few samples around the scene and observe them.

I use M and X modes 97% of the time these days. I used to do Av around 95% of the time but now I hardly use it.
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Manual metering HOORAY!

THANKS SO MUCH

I always thought I needed to use SMC-A lenses of some variety! But since y'all explained how to use the AE-L button (on my k100d) I can use old lenses!

It certainly isn't that clear from the documentation. I just tested it on an old Ricoh 50mm f2 I had, with no auto setting -

AE-L button set to adjust shutter speed while in manual mode
Select aperture on lens
Hit button - stops down - metering happens - shutter speed adjusted accordingly

I am psyched! Thanks for the input.
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That little green button is great!!!

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