K10 Questions and Issues


PentaxExpert

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 07:27
I hope you don't mind but I'd like to throw questions and issues that I come accross with the newly aquired K10, out to the forum for help.

My first 2 issues are this:

1. I was shooting with a manual lens and using flash and the image was too bright - over exposed. I stopped down to the smallest apereture on the lens and it made no difference. I am baffled.

2. Program Line - what option should I set this to?

Thanks in advance.
PPG

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michaelblue

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 08:08
You need to use manual mode when using flash with a manual lens

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vic cross

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 08:10
If it is a mounted flash then it should have a control to turn the flash power down. Normally to 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, etc. Try that. CHEERS Vic.
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PentaxExpert

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 08:16
it was the pop up flash
PPG

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montyaus

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 08:16
Manual 125 f8 ISO 200

jack
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Steve Chasey

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 09:15
PE - re yr Q2, if you are using a manual lens, then the options you can use are limited, depending on whether it's an 'A' series lens or not. The manual covers this in a couple of pages towards the end IIRC.

Most people here will use AV, TV or M to get the image they want by controlling depth of field, shutter speed to freeze motion or both to get a specific effect. New users are encouraged in the manual to start with the green button setting - and that not intended to be disparaging - it's there as a learning option. We all come to DSLRs from different starting points - film, bridge, P&S or none - so we all have legacy issues which impact on where we are and where we want to be.


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PentaxExpert

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 09:50
Gareth I was using full manual. I don;t know how to get an exposure reading in manual when using flash so it was trial and error.
I wanted to use the flash compensation but couldnt find it. I now know where it is thanks.
PPG

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johnriley

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 10:08
If you use a manual lens did it have an "A" setting on the aperture ring? If not then Custom menu>Using Aperture Ring>Permitted needs to be set.

Then stop down the camera to take a meter reading in manual. This will not be 100% accurate but is usable. It's better to use A series lenses or later.
Best regards, John

PentaxExpert

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 10:45
John Ive got both a 28mmA and all the others are just M
Ive permitted aperture ring.

Forgetting flash for the time being I have figured out that in AE mode I can set the aperture with one wheel and the shutter sets its self. This works fine with the A lens.

When I use the M lenses I find it is better to go into full Manual mode.
If I then physically set the aperture is there a quick way of getting the correct shutter speed?
PPG

It's not about what kit I've got, its about having the knowledge to use it to maximum potential.

Cisco

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 10:49
Green button !!
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sam-joseph

Link Posted 09/04/2011 - 11:07
Quote:
I hope you don't mind but I'd like to throw questions and issues that I come accross with the newly aquired K10, out to the forum for help.

Much better approach, Mr PentaxExpert. A friendly question will always get a friendly response here. Welcome to the forum!
Regards
Sam-Joseph
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