Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-19-2009, 07:59 AM   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mission Hills, CA
Posts: 773
What is Your Base ISO On The K-x ?

I keep my ISO at 320.

This camera's ability to shoot at high ISO's is just great ...... It surpasses my K20D by a large step and trounces the K200D. Although I must admit the only Pentax camera I owned that had poor performance in the high ISO department was my the K10D.

Ya, I know the K200D has the same sensor as the K10D, but it has improved high ISO performance, although not the best.


FYI, my other Pentax base ISO's are:

My K20D at 280 ISO
My K200D at 200 ISO


wll

11-19-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: United States
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 392
you can set ISO to 320 on K-x?

I had a K-m and it only went up in steps of 100.
11-19-2009, 08:47 AM   #3
Pentaxian




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Perth Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,511
just don't force the kx below 200 or you'll lose dynamic range.
11-19-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,206
You have to change the custom setting to make it the ISO go in the same EV steps as shutter and aperture

I thought the same thing about going under ISO 200, but apparently K-x does some weird magic:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/791610-post29.html
Falk Lumo: Lumolabs: Pentax K-x vs. K-7, sensor and video

11-19-2009, 08:55 AM   #5
Junior Member
TLiivo's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 36
QuoteOriginally posted by dexmus Quote
you can set ISO to 320 on K-x?

I had a K-m and it only went up in steps of 100.
Look in the custom settings menu (the C 1 tab) And set the EV steps to 1/3 and the sensitivity steps to "As EV Steps"

In that case the iso goes: 100;125;160;200;250;320;400;500;640;800;1000;1250;1600;2000;2500;3200

Edit: Too slow. :P
11-19-2009, 12:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
blu3ness's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 117
What do you mean by Base ISO? I adjust the ISO based on light conditions, if it's in daylight, ISO is always at 200, in-doors, 800, low light, 1600.
11-19-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
wll
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mission Hills, CA
Posts: 773
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by blu3ness Quote
What do you mean by Base ISO? I adjust the ISO based on light conditions, if it's in daylight, ISO is always at 200, in-doors, 800, low light, 1600.
When turn the camera on, getting ready to shoot an outdoor, landscape, architecture or what ever kind of shot ------ your every day setting. You use this setting almost all the time, according to your type of photography.

Yes, you set your ISO according to the type of shot you are shooting, but I'm taking about every day general settings.


wll
11-19-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,206
QuoteOriginally posted by wll Quote
When turn the camera on, getting ready to shoot an outdoor, landscape, architecture or what ever kind of shot ------ your every day setting. You use this setting almost all the time, according to your type of photography.

Yes, you set your ISO according to the type of shot you are shooting, but I'm taking about every day general settings.


wll
For still shots, I always use auto ISO and Av mode. Then EV comp or spot meter.

11-20-2009, 09:26 AM   #9
Site Supporter
skid2964's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 598
I got so used to the base ISO of 200 on my *istD that now I leave my k20d and K-x set to that as a minimum. The design limit is 200 anyway.
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!
base, base iso, camera, dslr, iso, k10d, k200d, k20d, pentax, performance, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What does your base rate include? Naturenut Photographic Technique 0 10-20-2010 06:36 AM
This is NOT base exposure! Raptorman Pentax DSLR Discussion 10 01-18-2010 12:27 PM
Streets Base Camp nate_b Post Your Photos! 4 12-16-2009 12:49 PM
Suggestion Knowledge Base Jodokast96 Site Suggestions and Help 2 07-19-2008 05:26 PM
Covering third base! vievetrick Post Your Photos! 17 05-16-2008 06:55 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:26 PM. | See also: NikonForums.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