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Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-02-2019, 02:27 PM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
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We did some testing in Av mode with the ISO fixed at 200. Still the same problem. The problem shows less of a variance in stops between the two shooting methods in darker situations. With outdoor sunny situations the shots through the viewfinder are extremely blown out and the live view shots are perfectly exposed. I didn't notice that selecting full Auto mode will basically switch you into a scene mode until I uploaded the initial shots otherwise I would have used Av mode.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-02-2019, 08:32 AM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
Replies: 19
Views: 849
The camera store said nobody could fix it except Pentax / Precision because the meter is buried quite far inside. It's out of warranty so to pay to send in for repair isn't worth it for me compared to the price of a new camera. Probably just end up going with the K-70.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-01-2019, 04:35 PM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
Replies: 19
Views: 849
I locked in the ISO at 200 and repeated the test in Av mode @ F2.8. Still the same results, taken through the viewfinder and it's blown out and through the Liveview mode it's perfect. So frustrating... Hopefully the camera shop can sort it out.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-01-2019, 03:36 PM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Thanks, I'm going to take it into the shop this evening and see what they think. I'll mention the possible meter contamination. I took a look in there with the sensor in cleaning mode but I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I also have very little idea of what I'm looking at :)
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 03-31-2019, 10:18 PM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Same problem in Av mode, see attached. I checked all the settings for metering being linked to AF point and they're all disabled. When I enabled "Link Exposure and Focus Point" that actually seemed to help a little bit :)
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 03-31-2019, 09:40 PM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
Replies: 19
Views: 849
When I turn the camera on manual focus and repeat the test it's the exact same problem. Over exposure when using the viewfinder perfect exposure with the LCD. It also has the same problem in all the scene modes.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 03-31-2019, 08:20 PM  
K30 Liveview Vs Viewfinder Differences
Posted By cmichal
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Hello all, I'm having a problem when shooting with my k30 in Auto mode. When shooting through the viewfinder it is almost always overexposed. When I take the same picture in Liveview the exposure is correct. See example pictures attached. I have the same problem with multiple different lenses. If I set the camera to manual mode and select the settings the pictures taken with liveview and viewfinder are exactly the same. It's like the camera comes to different conclusions on on proper exposure settings when it's in liveview vs viewfinder. I don't use automode much but sometimes my wife uses the camera to take pictures at events and she just wants to use Auto mode with the 50mm or 35mm lenses and have good shots, not over exposed shots. At this point she just hates the camera :)

Anyone had this issue before? Sorry if it's a totally stupid questions but I'm fairly new to the Pentax K30.

Thanks for your help.
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