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01-02-2019, 02:17 PM   #16
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Hi all,
Just a courtesy note to those who helped in my decision to buy Pentax K1. I got a fairly new system from Japan and was able to use some old lenses. It is really nice to have this camera. It is still cold in NY, haven't ventured out too much to study and post pictures, but I am liking it.
Now I am interested in manual aperture control than auto f-stop, it is so much organic to feel the settings than just click a button. .

Cheers and happy new year.

01-03-2019, 10:15 PM   #17
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Happy new year to you also. Glad you are enjoying your K-1! Are you saying you are now shooting in full Manual mode? Or is it the Av mode where you choose the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed? If you are shooting in Manual mode, be sure to try out the Pentax Hyper Manual system. Rather than twirling the thumb and finger dials to get a meter-centered exposure setting, just hit the green button with your eye to the VF. It is great for taking spot meter readings too- quick and efficient. If you then would rather have a different shutter speed or aperture than the camera has selected, then first hit the AE-L button before proceeding to select the one you want, and the other will follow along.
01-04-2019, 02:27 PM   #18
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Mike,

The Pentax Hyper manual system is a Game changer. I started using it today with all of my vintage glass and it works fantastic. The idea of setting aperture and another part of the triangle and having the camera choose the remaining value is something I did not realize the K1 mkii could do. Just shooting out through the front window off the pod is fun. Thank you Mike and all of the members for your continued help, it really does make photography fun.


Mike Laing
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