Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-28-2016, 02:57 AM   #1
Forum Member
MichaelErlewine's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 62
LiveView Question

I am new to the Pentax DSLR world. I have the Pentax K3II, but have ordered the new K1.

I am used to Nikons. With Nikon I can open LiveView and see my subject. Then, if I don't see enough light, I can turn a shutter dial and see how the LiveView lightens or darkens to where I need it.

I can't see how to do this with the Pentax K3II. Can anyone help me figure this out, please?

02-28-2016, 03:25 AM - 1 Like   #2
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Nass's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The British Isles
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,251
I use +- EV and the back dial.
02-28-2016, 07:13 AM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2014
Location: Linz
Photos: Albums
Posts: 301
LiveView only gives previews of exposures from +-5 EV from the metered value (darker or brighter can only be seen in the final image).
Depending on your shooting mode (P, M, Av, Tv, TAv, Sv) you can either use:
QuoteOriginally posted by Nass Quote
I use +- EV and the back dial.
or in M mode you change your settings accordingly (Aperture, ISO, Shutterspeed)
02-28-2016, 08:48 AM   #4
Forum Member
MichaelErlewine's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 62
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by othar Quote
LiveView only gives previews of exposures from +-5 EV from the metered value (darker or brighter can only be seen in the final image).
Depending on your shooting mode (P, M, Av, Tv, TAv, Sv) you can either use:

or in M mode you change your settings accordingly (Aperture, ISO, Shutterspeed)
I would like to change the shutter speed in Manual mode and see the change reflected in LiveView. Is that possible?

02-28-2016, 02:04 PM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2014
Location: Linz
Photos: Albums
Posts: 301
QuoteOriginally posted by MichaelErlewine Quote
I would like to change the shutter speed in Manual mode and see the change reflected in LiveView. Is that possible?
I just checked. The scale reaches from -5EV to +5EV but the preview only shows differences up to 3EV from the average meter reading (i think this meter value is when the picture has an average brightness of ~18% grey) - you should see a variation in brightness when you change shutter speed while keeping ISO and aperture constant by default, but only in the small area of -3 to +3 EV.
I ran into this limitation when I was photographing the moon with average metering. The moon was too bright to focus on anything because it was overexposed in LV. The best workaround for moonshots is to use center weighted average metering or spot metering (depending on the focal lenght -> size of the moon in LV), then the preview is adjusted accordingly to the new meter reading.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k3, k3ii, liveview, pentax, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Annoying Liveview Behavior: Fixable? Bug? Doundounba Pentax K-3 57 05-03-2016 02:23 PM
Softer in LiveView? mee Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 43 12-18-2015 07:23 AM
Liveview with landscapes Mattox Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 35 10-31-2015 08:40 AM
Problem with K30 Liveview Ian Mc Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 04-24-2014 12:31 PM
KX Liveview Question Ira Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 02-17-2010 11:21 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top