K-5 "user"


cacaueiro

Link Posted 20/08/2013 - 02:46
Can I use the K5 "user" feature to create "scene" presets like many other cameras have scene settings? Any references?

Smeggypants

Link Posted 20/08/2013 - 04:12
Yes. Apply your desired settings and then save to a user slot
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

McGregNi

Link Posted 20/08/2013 - 15:03
The 'scene modes' like on other brands are more like the 'custom image settings' on Pentax - the right button on the 4-way controller brings them up. You have some basic defaults like 'landscape' 'bright' etc, then a range of finer control adjustments.

But the USER mode on Pentax goes further than this. It will record many more useful camera functions than just custom image settings. It will remember your main mode choice (like Av / Tav etc), drive mode, flash settings etc etc. This makes it very useful for having the camera instantly ready for a particular type of shooting - eg I use mine for bracketed shots in Av mode for HDR images. You can be shooting normally, then quickly switch to USER and one press of the shutter will fire off 5 brackets. No need to dip into the menus
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cacaueiro

Link Posted 23/08/2013 - 03:44
Thanks so much!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 23/08/2013 - 05:06
There's a list of settings that are saved in a user slot in the manual
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
Last Edited by Smeggypants on 23/08/2013 - 05:15
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