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02-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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K-30 - Questions from a beginner

Hello All,

I am wondering if there are any settings in the "C" menu on the K-30 that I should be changing? The only one I have changed is Using Aperture Ring.

Also, what settings should I use for Noise Reduction.

Thank you.

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Generally the manufacturer sets things up to be used as-is (but why you have to select Use Aperture Ring is a mystery to many). I would not randomly change things until you need to, such as that setting. After you get to know the camera a bit you might try changing one setting at a time to see the different results.

Note that if you shoot in raw format, nearly all in-camera image adjustments do not apply. I set the operational adjustments in the camera, and make image adjustments out of it.
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Generally the manufacturer sets things up to be used as-is (but why you have to select Use Aperture Ring is a mystery to many). I would not randomly change things until you need to, such as that setting. After you get to know the camera a bit you might try changing one setting at a time to see the different results.

Note that if you shoot in raw format, nearly all in-camera image adjustments do not apply. I set the operational adjustments in the camera, and make image adjustments out of it.
Change aperture ring would let him use lens that permit manual aperture setting, but do not have an A setting. This would include all the Takumar lens, SMC and M lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mlcinema Quote
Hello All,

I am wondering if there are any settings in the "C" menu on the K-30 that I should be changing? The only one I have changed is Using Aperture Ring.

Also, what settings should I use for Noise Reduction.

Thank you.
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Excellent, thank you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Change aperture ring would let him use lens that permit manual aperture setting, but do not have an A setting. This would include all the Takumar lens, SMC and M lenses.
The mystery is not what it does, but why it defaults to being turned off.

Invariably people stick an old manual focus lens on the camera, see that it starts doing strange things on the LCD, and won't fire.

I've seen tons of "Why won't my camera work with my old lens?!!" posts here because of this.

If Pentax simply left that option on, nobody would ever be the wiser that theres even an issue there.
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