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12-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Pictures come out dark

So I went to a football match with a used ist DL2 i just bought just to test it. I can't seem to find the problem why photos are so dark. And the other thing is I can't access the menu just, gallery, delete button and fn button..
Probably something wrong with the button, is this an easy cheap fix?

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Can you post some samples with EXIF intact? I took the ist D out and the pics seemed to come out darker than the ones from a more modern camera, but they should still be properly-exposed & recoverable in post if needed.

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I attached the photos. I would try fixing the problem, but I can't access the menu

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What lens were you using? The aperture and focal length are blank, indicating an M series manual lens. If this is the case then the Av exposure mode you used is not going to work properly.


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It's a really crappy lens, I just bought it for some tests for just 10 pounds. COSINON Z 80-200mm f4.5 Pentax K fit
So this might be the problem? Also I can't access the menu, button won't work, is this an easy fix?
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You're going to need to use M mode with that lens and use the AE-L button for stop down metering.

As for the menu button problem, I don't know, if it is just the button it could be fixed. You can find the service manual here, the password for the PDFs is in the txt file. The full disassembly guide is in the one for the *istDL.
http://www.pentax-hack.info/firmware/k10_gx10/older_sm.zip
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Ok thank you! One more thing, my firmware is old. but i can only find the update for the ist DL not ist DL2, will it work for me too?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andreas9 Quote
Ok thank you! One more thing, my firmware is old. but i can only find the update for the ist DL not ist DL2, will it work for me too?
No, I wouldn't try that. This is the correct page for the most-current DL2 firmware:
Software Downloads : Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING

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