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03-11-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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What's your K20D E-Dial Default?

With no immediate announcement from PMA for a much anticipated Pentax K30D, I decided to take advantage of the new price reduction. I took delivery on my new K20D yesterday. Sweet.

Now I want to personalize my cameras settings. I have a question regarding your recommended Custom Settings. Specifically what are your Front and Back e-dial settlings?. Do you keep the default? Of course, there is no right or wrong answer. It is a personal preference. But it would be interesting to see the actual settings and hear some of your hear your reasoning for your selection.


20. e-dial in Program 1 Tv Av 2 Av Tv 3 +/- P Shift 4 P Shift +/- 5 ---- ----
21. e-dial in Sv mode 1 --- ISO 2 P Shift ISO 3 ISO P Shift
22. e-dial in Tv mode 1 Tv --- 2 Tv +/- 3 +/- Tv 4 Tv ISO 5 ISO Tv
23. e-dial in Av mode 1 --- Av 2 +/- Av 3 Av +/- 4 ISO Av 5 Av ISO
24. e-dial in TAv & M 1 Tv Av 2 Av Tv
25. e-dial in B & X 1 --- Av 2 Av ---



Other default settings of special interest are the Program Line and the Green Button. What your settings?

1. Program Line 1 Normal 2 Hi Speed 3 Depth 4 MTF
26. Green button Tav & M 1 Program Line 2 Tv Shift 3 Av Shift


Recommended changes to any of the other default settings your want to share would be appreciated as well.

03-11-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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Wrong part of the forum. Think you'll get better answers in the DSLR section.
03-11-2009, 09:51 AM   #3
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Here's my numbers...

1. Program Line: 4, MTF
20. 1 Tv Av
21. 1 --- ISO
22. 2 Tv +/-
23. 2 +/- Av
24. 1 Tv Av
25. 1 --- Av
26. 1 (Program Line)

I tried using ISO instead of EV +/- for the opposing edial in Tv & Av modes but did not like it. And I find it easier to use the opposing edials for +/- than the "real" +/- button when in these 2 modes. YMMV obviously
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(for when this gets moved. )

I'm still sort of making up my mind. Went right for the MTF program line, though. Especially if you're using the kit lens, that's pretty good.

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What's your K20d E-Dial Defaults?

Sorry I posted this to the wrong section.

I am a rookie at the forum and I am not sure how to easily move this post to the DSLR section.
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