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Forum: Winners' Showcase 07-08-2019, 03:05 PM  
June, 2019 Third Place: Dew-sprinkled Dandelion
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 72
Views: 685
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-08-2019, 03:04 PM  
Hydrangea
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Replies: 23
Views: 335
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-08-2019, 03:03 PM  
Dandelion bud
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 5
Views: 49
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Forum: Pentax K-70 05-06-2019, 02:40 AM  
what do you set your programable buttons for?
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 2
Views: 678
As I always shoot in raw I didn't need the Raw/FX1 button for its normal function, so I set it to do depth of field preview instead. Useful when doing macro shots and the like. I've left FX2 at its default setting.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-15-2019, 10:20 AM  
How do I meter after setting up back button focus?
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 28
Views: 1,324
I have a K70. The metering becomes active when any button is pressed on the camera and it will actively then meter the scene, adjusting shutter/aperture/ISO as appropriate depending upon what mode you are in. It does this for 10 seconds. If no further buttons are pressed within those 10 seconds, e.g. to take a photo or to auto focus, then the metering system disengages. It wakes up again for another 10 seconds when a button is next pressed, and so on. The length of time the meter is active can be controlled through menu C1-3 "Meter Operating Time". You have options for 10s, 3s, 30s, or continuous. The default is 10s.

This metering behaviour happens regardless of whether back button focus is enabled or not.

When back button focus is enabled, on the K70, you can no longer use the AE Lock feature to lock exposure. This is because the only button that you can set to do AE-L, is the same button you've just changed to do back button focus instead. Effectively, back button focus means you can no longer lock the exposure, the camera will always auto meter instead. That auto metering will start as soon as you press any button on the camera.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-02-2019, 11:13 AM  
Lights
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 33
Views: 408
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 01-02-2019, 11:11 AM  
December, 2018 Runner-up: Lights
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 56
Views: 1,147
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-02-2019, 11:10 AM  
Portland is Bright
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 25
Views: 507
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 05:37 AM  
Floating
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 42
Views: 719
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 05:36 AM  
Up up and away
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 16
Views: 430
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 05:35 AM  
Beachside
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 13
Views: 445
The negative space nicely shows the isolation of the house.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 05:19 AM  
The tower of Harrogate Theatre
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 6
Views: 205
A handheld shot of the lit tower of Harrogate Theatre shining over the wet rooftops of the town centre.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-16-2018, 01:19 PM  
Introduce your... film Pentax!
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 3,400
Views: 642,091
This Pentax ME Super arrived today, bought on eBay. It all seems to be in working order. I've loaded some film and will be heading out tomorrow to try it in anger. It's the first film camera I've had since I was a child. I thought the discipline of restricting myself to just 24 or 36 exposures would force me to focus more on the composition, rather than rattling off dozens shots of the same subject as I sometimes do on my beloved K70. The Pentax M 50mm F1.7 lens that came with it is gorgeous as well.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-29-2018, 03:16 PM  
Abstract "My Best Landscapes" Vol. #1
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 5
Views: 250
That last one is very nice indeed.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-15-2018, 09:43 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #141 Poll (People, Candid or Street Photography - May 2018)
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 86
Views: 10,900
#1 for me.
Forum: Pentax K-70 06-12-2018, 03:22 PM  
K-70 purchase
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
I bought a K70 at the start of the year and love it. It rekindled my love of photography, and I can't offer a finer compliment than that.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2018, 12:17 PM  
Macro Dragonflies in flight
Posted By RichardJ
Replies: 18
Views: 2,031
Nice picture. I always find it tricky to capture an insectís wings in flight as they move so fast. So Iím impressed you captured that so well.
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