Advice from K1owners. please...


jules

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 20:30
Hints, tips, advice on how to get the best out of the camera and it's files too, not just RTFM!
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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pschlute

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 21:22
1. Use the Auto-Focus Fine Adjustment settings for each of your lenses. It can make a big difference.
Peter



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McGregNi

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 21:45
Keep it!
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Mike-P

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:05
McGregNi wrote:
Keep it!


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johnriley

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:07
It's a good question, but the answer will depend on the individual.

For the results I want from the K-1 I shoot in JPEG with these settings: sRGB, Natural with +1 sharpness, ***quality, centre point focus, centre weighted metering, AF and exposure locked together, -0.3EV, ISO as required but generally 400.

That may or may not suit you, but I hope it helps.
Best regards, John

McGregNi

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:08
Sorry, just realised I don't qualify as a non-K1 owner ..... but I've found that advice has worked for the K7
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 03/09/2017 - 22:08

jules

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:25
McGregNi wrote:
Sorry, just realised I don't qualify as a non-K1 owner ..... but I've found that advice has worked for the K7

All your advice is always gratefully recieved Nigel, I do indeed intend to "Keep it"
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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jules

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:26
johnriley wrote:
It's a good question, but the answer will depend on the individual.

For the results I want from the K-1 I shoot in JPEG with these settings: sRGB, Natural with +1 sharpness, ***quality, centre point focus, centre weighted metering, AF and exposure locked together, -0.3EV, ISO as required but generally 400.

That may or may not suit you, but I hope it helps.

Thanks John and I'd completely forgotten that you don't usually shoot RAW!
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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jules

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:27
Mike-P wrote:
McGregNi wrote:
Keep it!


I know what your thinking Mike!
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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jules

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:27
pschlute wrote:
1. Use the Auto-Focus Fine Adjustment settings for each of your lenses. It can make a big difference.

Hows that with zooms?
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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JAK

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:53
Whatever worked for your Pentax APS-C files should work just the same for those from the K-1. They're similar, just larger!
John K

pschlute

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 22:55
My experience is that if a zoom needs +10 (for example) at the long end it will also require +10 at the short end and mid zoom. Test all three, but for me the AF adjustment worked throught the range.
Peter



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pschlute

Link Posted 03/09/2017 - 23:08
A few more tips....

Getting the card out of slot 1 is more fiddly than slot 2. So i use 2 as my first card. How to make the camera record to slot 2 first.... put a card in slot2 only and switch on, then switch off and insert a card in slot 1. The camera will now use slot 2 first.

To check if you have nailed the focus you want to zoom 10x (100%). You can set the camera to snap to 10x view on one click of the rear dial.

The USER modes all start with the camera default settings including Autofocus adjustment...ie none. So if you have made numerous changes to the default settings or AF adjustments and want to retain those in your USER modes, save the USER mode by starting in Av Tv etc and then "save as" USER 1 etc.
Peter



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JAK

Link Posted 04/09/2017 - 00:41
pschlute wrote:
Getting the card out of slot 1 is more fiddly than slot 2. So i use 2 as my first card. How to make the camera record to slot 2 first.... put a card in slot2 only and switch on, then switch off and insert a card in slot 1. The camera will now use slot 2 first.

I duplicate RAW + JPEG in both slots, just in case one card goes bad.
John K

dovah

Link Posted 04/09/2017 - 02:19
Practice outdoors in the sun or diffused light conditions to get used to the UV haze effect and adapting to them.
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