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01-13-2020, 04:00 PM   #1
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K-50 live view question

Can sometime tell me generally the main steps for live view? After you press the button to activate live view, will the display then show you the image, still stay in live view mode, and allow you to take another photo? I am taking medical photos and have to shoot one handed (holding a mirror in the other hand).... so if the camera would require that I need to use the mirror hand to continually push the LV button after each shot, this is probably a show stopper for me. I am considering a k-50 or even a k-30.

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It will stay in live view until you exit by pressing the LV button a second time

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QuoteOriginally posted by odie91 Quote
Can sometime tell me generally the main steps for live view? After you press the button to activate live view, will the display then show you the image, still stay in live view mode, and allow you to take another photo? I am taking medical photos and have to shoot one handed (holding a mirror in the other hand).... so if the camera would require that I need to use the mirror hand to continually push the LV button after each shot, this is probably a show stopper for me. I am considering a k-50 or even a k-30.
Suggest you get a KP, smaller and lighter with greater pixel density than the K-50. Big advantage in your case is the "tilt-a-whirl" LCD screen and possibly the built in Wi-Fi, by which you can see what you're trying to photograph using a computer or "smart phone". Also, I'm curious about what kind of lens you plan to use and whether you couldn't use a tripod to eliminate the need for one-handed photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlh Quote
Suggest you get a KP, smaller and lighter with greater pixel density than the K-50. Big advantage in your case is the "tilt-a-whirl" LCD screen and possibly the built in Wi-Fi, by which you can see what you're trying to photograph using a computer or "smart phone". Also, I'm curious about what kind of lens you plan to use and whether you couldn't use a tripod to eliminate the need for one-handed photography.


The KP doesn't have the "tilt-and-whirl" screen, just tilt ... it's the K-70 with the fully articulated screen, a little lighter again, still with the Wi-Fi, and it's somewhat cheaper. Indeed, with the user configurable modes available on the dial immediately adjacent to the shutter button, the K-70 might be a much better choice as a "one-handed" camera

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QuoteOriginally posted by kypfer Quote
The KP doesn't have the "tilt-and-whirl" screen, just tilt ... it's the K-70 with the fully articulated screen, a little lighter again, still with the Wi-Fi, and it's somewhat cheaper. Indeed, with the user configurable modes available on the dial immediately adjacent to the shutter button, the K-70 might be a much better choice as a "one-handed" camera
Hence the use of quotation marks to indicate a humorous intent. But thanks for the clarification.
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Suggest you get a KP, smaller and lighter with greater pixel density than the K-50. Big advantage in your case is the "tilt-a-whirl" LCD screen and possibly the built in Wi-Fi, by which you can see what you're trying to photograph using a computer or "smart phone". Also, I'm curious about what kind of lens you plan to use and whether you couldn't use a tripod to eliminate the need for one-handed photography.
I'll be using it for medical photography. My other hand is usually occupied retracting or holding a mirror. And my head is often contorted so I can't use a viewfinder. I just picked up a 50mm DFA macro f2.8 today actually.
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