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Old Jul 27, 2005, 8:39 AM   #1
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i have used my old K000 lenses on my new ist ds (last saturday)
i have tried with it set to both manual and Av with varying degrees of success
what i want to know is there a setting on the DS that tells me if my photo is exposed correctly when using manual mode ?
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 1:58 PM   #2
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This is a frequent question, and the answer is easy. You have to enable "Use aperture ring" in the DS menu. Then, when you use the "M" mode, on the lower right it will indicate how far off you are from the metered exposure. The even easier thing to do is to just set your aperture & push the AE-L button on the back next to your thumb. This is akin to stop-down AE mode and it will set the speed for you.

It's really very easy & thanks to Pentax for making it so!
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 7:14 AM   #3
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i wish you hadnt said it was easy
cos i still cant work it out
the apperture ring is set to 2 ao i can take photos when the apperture ring is other than A
it is in the M mode
my screen reads
120 F-- 33
i cant see anything that indicates how far off the correct exposure i am
i am assuming the 33 is exposures left, it changes if i take a photo but not if i move the aperture ring
am i missing something somewhere ?
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 1:04 AM   #4
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Yes - sorry I forgot to mention that you only see that in the viewfinder, NOT on the top lcd screen. Any time you have it set to "M" it will show you on the lower-right how far off (in stops) you are (+/-). Anyway - it's WAY easier to just use the AE-L button to get "some" idea of exposure.
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 2:57 AM   #5
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Aperture Priority and Full Manual *istDS Operation

Page 138 in manual.

In full manual mode the bottom right of view finder contain three displays

Shutter speed,

Aperture (F_ _ )

and the most right position has a dual function that displays number of shots left or displays the difference between what the meter reads and the camera exposure settings.

To meter in full manual mode you need to need to operate the Depth of field preview: move and hold the on/of switch one more position to the right. The changes the shots left display to the meter difference mode. When the difference is 0.0 then the camera considers the exposure to be spot on.

The shutter speed is adjusted by the little wheel above the four way rocker (or OK) control on the rear of the camera.

Aperture Priority (page 136) for the K mount lens is similar. The indicator is the shutter speed display that gives what the camera has decided on. With a K mount lens you still get the F_ _ display so you have to physically look at the aperture control ring on your lens to see what aperture you have selected.



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Old Jul 29, 2005, 4:16 AM   #6
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your bloods worth bottling
thanks heaps guys

i had read page 138 over and over
it was the depth of field button i was missing out on

i am another ds user now



i intend trying all methods of using the ds
i just like the idea of a digital K1000

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