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06-24-2012, 05:47 AM   #16
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As long as you have the right cable, then yes video out will work to see and set menus. Anything else is a road to madness. You are still going to have a hell of time just setting ISO, etc. Hope you like to leave your settings as-is all the time...

I think you and I have very different amounts of memory in our brains for what is where on a camera, because I haven't used a K10D in 4 months and can still remember exactly how you do ISO etc.?
Av is easy (and what I use almost all the time) - front dial is exposure, rear is aperture. I still have the top LCD and the viewfinder remember?

I'll let you know how I go but I think the answer will be "with less difficulty than you thought" - as long as I can change the harder things using an AV out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Quazimoto Quote

I think you and I have very different amounts of memory in our brains for what is where on a camera, because I haven't used a K10D in 4 months and can still remember exactly how you do ISO etc.?
Av is easy (and what I use almost all the time) - front dial is exposure, rear is aperture. I still have the top LCD and the viewfinder remember?

I'll let you know how I go but I think the answer will be "with less difficulty than you thought" - as long as I can change the harder things using an AV out.
I was referring to navigating all the menus and setting all the settings "blindly" with a button-by-button play book rather than plugging it into a screen and seeing for yourself. That would certainly drive me mad.

As far actually using it in the field, I was thinking you'd have to set ISO without actually seeing what you were setting it to -- I always used the Fn button & rear screen for that on the K10D (which I have not used regularly in years, so forgive me). But I think there are still some things like that, aren't there? Drive modes, flash modes, etc? There are a fair number of functions you'll just have to ignore, at least for a particular shooting session until you can get back to a screen to plug into to. And you might hit a button unknowingly and it will get stuck at a prompt or something and you won't know it, you'll have to turn it off and on, etc. So trying to operate it without the main screen does seem like it might be maddening (at times, anyway). But if you get the main settings where you want them, yeah you can use it just like a film camera. I would set the "instant review" to "off" in case it is still using power *trying* to show you the pics after you take them, also this will eliminate any delay for your next shot without having to dismiss the screen you can't even see.
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