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03-10-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
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IST-D overexposure problem

I have had my Pentax for about 4 years and it has always taken beautiful pictures with a combination of AF Pentax lenses. On a recent trip I noticed that all of the pictures were extremely overexposed no matter what mode was chosen (Auto, landscape, portrait etc.) When I took pictures requiring a flash, these seemed to be okay but all of the outdoor non-flash pictures are too bright. Seems that the camera keeps the aperture setting at 5 or 6 no matter what mode I choose. I tried resetting all the original settings on the camera set-up menu but that didn't help. Also tried replacing the batteries, switched out lenses and storage cards but the same problem persists.

Any thoughts or tips to remedy this situation?

03-10-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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I have the ist*D and it doesnt have any of the Landscape, Portrait, etc modes.

do you have a different version of the camera?
03-10-2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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It might just be the *IST model. I believe it is a 6Megapixel camera which was one of the first digital SLRs that Pentax made.
03-10-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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hmmm...I may be wrong but the ist* i think was a film camera?

i am definately wrong from time to time. why dont you look at the camera and see if it says ist*Ds DL Ds11 or whatever

03-10-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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You may wish to see if the aperture blades stop down properly. If you have more than 1 lens having the same issue, it's a camera problem.

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