Compatibility K10d with lens features and multiple exposure.


djohn

Link Posted 05/09/2007 - 21:57
First of all, hello to everyone as this is my first post. I've been looking through this forum for a while and got some usefull information during the browsing.

I've been using Pentax equipment since my interest grew in photography during the early nineties. I started with a Z20, followed by the Z1 and last thursday I took a step into the digital world with my latest addition, the K10d.

I'm still figuring out how to use my dSlr at its best and I'm enjoying it more and more. But a couple of questions arose during use. I'm using the lenses I used on my analog camera's (see signature for details).

First of all the additional features (zoom clip etc.) don't seem to work in combination with my K10d (not that I use these features frequently, but still).

Secondly when I used to turn off my Z1 and Z20, with AF and power-zoom activated, the lenses would return to it's shortest state automatically.
The K10d still returns the power-zoom to its shortest point, but the lengthening caused by the focussing isn't taken care of automatically.

Am I doing something wrong (menu setting for instance)?

Regarding the multiple exposure feature: I sometimes like to use this to produce abstract images, example below. I find it slightly annoying that after every time I complete an image this feature shuts off and the menu has to be opened to reactivate it. Also I can't see how many exposures are left to complete the image. My Z1 shows this in stead of the normal exposure counter. Is this something I have to live with (not a real problem but more a slight annoyance) or can this be adjusted somewhere in the settings (I haven't found anything pointing in that direction). I know this feature can be replaced by using Photoshop to superimpose images, but that's not my style.





Thanks at forehand for thinking with me.
(regarding grammar and spelling, English isn't my native language)
With kind regards, John

Goodies: K10d, Z1, Z20, 67, smc Takumar 6x7 105 1/2.4, 1/2/3 6x7 auto-extension tubes, 6x7 to K-adapter, M-50 1/1.7, A-28 1/2.8, F-28-70 1/4, A-70-210 1/4, FA-70-200 1/4.0-5.6, M42-smc-500 1/4.5 (awaiting adapter)

George Lazarette

Link Posted 05/09/2007 - 22:47
Hello, and welcome to the forum.

Pentax have abandonned the power-zoom feature. However, on the K10D they used the power contacts from older power-zoom bodies in order to provide power for the new SDM lenses (the ones with a focus motor in the lens).

Power-zoom lenses can use the power thus provided, but the camera is not capable of giving any instructions to the lens. So, some features will not work.

I can't help with your other question because I never use this feature (multiple exposures). But no doubt someone will be along shortly with the answer.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

djohn

Link Posted 06/09/2007 - 01:04
Thanks for the explanation and the quick reply.

I don't think it's a great loss Pentax abandoned the power-zoom option, as I notice I'm using this function progressively less since I started taking even more attention to composition.
With kind regards, John

Goodies: K10d, Z1, Z20, 67, smc Takumar 6x7 105 1/2.4, 1/2/3 6x7 auto-extension tubes, 6x7 to K-adapter, M-50 1/1.7, A-28 1/2.8, F-28-70 1/4, A-70-210 1/4, FA-70-200 1/4.0-5.6, M42-smc-500 1/4.5 (awaiting adapter)

golfdiesel

Link Posted 06/09/2007 - 08:42
Why would you let the camera handle multiple exposures?
It is easily done in Photoshop or something similar by creating layers and making use of layer transparancy.
Camera:K20D|Ist*DS|Spotmatic II|MZ-10
Pentax Lenses: DA16-45|DA50-200|50A 1.7
Tamron Lenses: 28-200
Takumar Lenses: SMC 55 1.8
Sigma Lenses: EX DG 50-500 'Bigma'|EX 50mm Macro
Flashes: Metz 58 AF-1|Samsung SEF-36PZF|Pentax AF-220T

George Lazarette

Link Posted 06/09/2007 - 09:44
golfdiesel wrote:
Why would you let the camera handle multiple exposures?
It is easily done in Photoshop or something similar by creating layers and making use of layer transparancy.

Because it's quicker?

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

golfdiesel

Link Posted 06/09/2007 - 13:44
George Lazarette wrote:
golfdiesel wrote:
Why would you let the camera handle multiple exposures?
It is easily done in Photoshop or something similar by creating layers and making use of layer transparancy.

Because it's quicker?

G

There you have a point
Camera:K20D|Ist*DS|Spotmatic II|MZ-10
Pentax Lenses: DA16-45|DA50-200|50A 1.7
Tamron Lenses: 28-200
Takumar Lenses: SMC 55 1.8
Sigma Lenses: EX DG 50-500 'Bigma'|EX 50mm Macro
Flashes: Metz 58 AF-1|Samsung SEF-36PZF|Pentax AF-220T

djohn

Link Posted 06/09/2007 - 20:36
Quote:
golfdiesel wrote:
Why would you let the camera handle multiple exposures?
It is easily done in Photoshop or something similar by creating layers and making use of layer transparancy.

From initial posting:

Quote:
djohn wrote:
I know this feature can be replaced by using Photoshop to superimpose images, but that's not my style.

I know it can be done in Photoshop, among a plethora of other features. I use PS quite often. I am used to doing it 'live' because I started making this kind of shots with my analog Z1. And I also like the challenge of getting it right in one or a couple of shots, this makes my hobby on the analog side less costly. My shooting rate per subject will undoubtedly rise whilst using my K10d.
With kind regards, John

Goodies: K10d, Z1, Z20, 67, smc Takumar 6x7 105 1/2.4, 1/2/3 6x7 auto-extension tubes, 6x7 to K-adapter, M-50 1/1.7, A-28 1/2.8, F-28-70 1/4, A-70-210 1/4, FA-70-200 1/4.0-5.6, M42-smc-500 1/4.5 (awaiting adapter)
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