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Old Mar 15, 2007, 9:37 PM   #1
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You can set the camera to take up to 5 different exposures of the same photo and then combine them to gain more DR than would be possible with one image.

Here is a photo I took of the Golden Gate Bridge early in the morning with the sun glairing off the water making the shot almost impossible, but taking three exposures (done automatically with the K10D) and then combining them solved the problem.

The three images are a bit wide, but looking at them side by side seems to work best for me and I wanted them large enough for all to see some detail.

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Old Mar 15, 2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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I've looked in the manual and don't find it.... is this something the camera will do itself or are they post combined?
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Old Mar 15, 2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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Yeah I have seen that but nothing there really indicates that it composites them just does the 3 shots.
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page 166 although I did mine in CS2
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Looks like fairly normal bracketing. The only difference being the camera combines them.

Not sure if I like that idea though. I prefer to play with the images myself.



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That is why I did the matching in CS2, so I could get the result I wanted not the one the camera decided on, but the auto feature is available if you just don't want to mess with it.

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I suppose it depends on how much post processing you do. I use jpeg almost all the time and my PP is minimal. This is definately a feature I would use. On the other hand, if you are more accomplished than I with the PP software I am sure you can do better than the camera. What surprises me is that I had not heard about it sooner. Unless every other camera in this class is doing the same thing, I would think this would be one of the major features Pentax would be touting.

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using a tripod i assume.

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