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09-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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how to change ASA setting on P30t

Hey everyone, just picked up a P30t on ebay, quick question, the camera uses DX film.

Is there anyone to change the ASA setting on the camera without using DX film? ie, the camera will always set ASA to 100 if you use non DX film, i wanted to use non DX 400 + film.

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09-18-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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There is no manual film speed setting on your camera. It is set through the DX contacts only.

If you bulk load your own use these: Porter's ISO400 DX-coded reusable 35mm film cartridges

Porter's sells self-adhesive DX-coded labels too, but I didn't see any for ISO400.

BTW, the P30t is a real nice camera, and a great value.

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For a p30t manual, go here: PENTAX MANUALS
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
...Porter's sells self-adhesive DX-coded labels too, but I didn't see any for ISO400.

BTW, the P30t is a real nice camera, and a great value.

Chris
ISO 400 reloadables can be bought from Freestyle.

And I agree, if you can get past the ISO thing, it's a very nice camera.

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How about using the exposure compensation?
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There is no exposure compensation dial. The P30t has exposure memory lock however.

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This is one of the reasons I don't use my P series, even though I have two of them :P
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Sparkie's tape, a nail file and this Wikipedia page.

Work for me.

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thanks

thanks for the input everyone, ill play around with it and let you know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
There is no manual film speed setting on your camera. It is set through the DX contacts only.

If you bulk load your own use these: Porter's ISO400 DX-coded reusable 35mm film cartridges

Porter's sells self-adhesive DX-coded labels too, but I didn't see any for ISO400.

BTW, the P30t is a real nice camera, and a great value.

Chris
Thanks Chris! I was wondering if there was such a thing to use with bulk loaded film. I almost bought a P3n, but stopped short due to the DX issue.

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Despite DX-only film speed setting the P3n and P30t are terrific cameras.
IMO exposure memory lock, DOF preview and conventional control layout
put them head and shoulders above some very popular Pentax models.
And add to that they are available used at practically giveaway prices...

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But it's still plasticy, feels cheap. Ugly shutter sound as the mirror bump is rough. I just don't pick my P30t up at all anymore. It has had film in it for over a year.
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I have had one P30T and two P3n bodies. Feel and function of mine have been superior to any of the Pentax AF SLRs I have owned.

Chris
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