K5 questions


Frogfish

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 20:26
HappySnapper65 wrote:
Another K5 question, I have had my K5 for a few days now, does anybody else get annoyed with the locking button on the mode dial.

Dave.

Absolutely not Dave !

For the first week or two it was a pain, now I change modes without even thinking about the lock - it is now just an automatic action to depress it whilst turing the dial.
And you will be very thankful for it, nothing worse than firing off some shots and finding you are in a different mode and didn't get the result you expected (especially if the scene is unrepeatable) or wondering why everything seems to have gone haywire when in fact the mode dial has been nudged onto something else.
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ChrisR

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 20:30
Frogherder wrote:
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does anybody else get annoyed with the locking button on the mode dial.

Yes, and with the SD card door that I can't get my fingers into properly to get the card out without using tweezers.


Bernard

Hi Bernard.

I found the same problem removing the SD card from the K5, but the trick I now use is, to push the card in to release it, and instead of just letting it return, and then trying to grip it. I let it flip past the end of my finger, this gives enough card to grip and remove from camera.

Hope that makes sense, bit difficult to explain.


Take care.
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ChrisA

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 21:51
HappySnapper65 wrote:
Another K5 question, I have had my K5 for a few days now, does anybody else get annoyed with the locking button on the mode dial.

Yes, me too. Pointless IMO. It's just as easy to leave it in the wrong place as it was before, and it wasn't easy to rotate it accidentally before. Well, I never did anyway.
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judderman62

Link Posted 28/03/2012 - 23:31
I'm with frogfish on this one - I think it's an excellent feature and am amazed more cameras don't have it
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Mike

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ChrisA

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 00:06
I wouldn't mind so much if the video mode wasn't 5 clicks away from Av.

They couldn't give us a dedicated video button, so they made video as far away as possible from the most frequently used priority modes of all.

Yes, that makes perfect sense...
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judderman62

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 00:09
well see that's the thing - we are all, thank goodness, different. I have no intention to use video and my dial is permanently on Manual .... come to think could glue it to that really.

so our opinions are going to be shaped by how we use our kit
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Mike

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HappySnapper65

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 08:32
judderman62 wrote:
well see that's the thing - we are all, thank goodness, different. I have no intention to use video and my dial is permanently on Manual .... come to think could glue it to that really.

so our opinions are going to be shaped by how we use our kit

Must agree wholehartedly with Juddermad62, I dont use video, I use mostly Manual lens's, so the auto modes dont work anyway, Canon did do this on some early EOS film cameras but discontinued it quickly.

Dave.
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johnha

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 15:44
I once bought an EOS 5 which also had a lock on the mode dial, a few films later it broke and dial now spins freely (and is almost impossible to use).

If anybody would like to buy it, let me know
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Frogherder

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 12:45
Another query....

How do you set up bracketed exposure (say -1..0..+1) and 2sec delay on the K5

Both are on the same function select (up on the 4 way controller)

Bernard

Frogherder

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 14:50
Disregard - I've eventually twigged. Just very different to K10D

Bernard

judderman62

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 20:17
ooooh I wanted to do that this weekend and could not work it out - how does one do it please bernard ?
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Mike

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JAK

Link Posted 02/04/2012 - 17:04
That got me wondering too.

The answer is hidden on page 159 of the camera manual

Quote:

When [9. One-Push Bracketing] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu (p.91) is
set to [On], even if the shutter release button is not continuously pressed
fully, all images are automatically shot with one press of the shutter release button.

In other words, custom menu setting 9 needs changing to 2 (as well as having the appropriate setting in the drive menu) otherwise it only takes one shot per shutter press!

John
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Frogherder

Link Posted 02/04/2012 - 17:12
I found it on the 4 way controller as follows :-

Press up
Select penultimate symbol
Select middle symbol on bottom row
Set the +/- exposure range

Job done, but by the time I'd found it the moment had gone.

regards
Bernard

judderman62

Link Posted 02/04/2012 - 18:54
thanks peeps
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2
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