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04-13-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
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how do I know K100D exposure setting whether it over or under ?

Hi i`m newbie in pentax, how do I know my K100d Exposure setting correct or not (over or under) where thereis no Exposure indicator bar like in nikon & canon camera ?


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04-13-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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The exposure indicator bar will display when you set the camera to Manual exposure.

In any of the auto exposure modes there is no need to see it.
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On the K100D it isn't a bar. When you are in Manual mode the exposure indicator is in the lower right hand corner and is represented by number X.Y. At 0.0 the meter is telling you that you are exposed correctly It will vary from 3.0 to -3.0 and depending on your custom setup will either increment in 1/2 stop or 1/3 stop increments. If the exposure is past the +/- 3 stops the indicator will flash.

All this is in your manual:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/K100D%20Super_e_web.pdf

pages 144 and 145 of the manual regarding Manual Exposure. In the program line modes the numbers indicate EV compensation which is basically the same but you are telling the camera to either expose over/under the program line setting which is attempting to expose at 0.0

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You can also look at the histogram after you take a shot and see how the picture looks in terms of exposure, and then adjust as needed with subsequent shots. Sometimes the light meter is not "perfect"...

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