What next in an SLR?

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Mon Apr 18 19:40:43 EDT 2011


On Apr 18, 2011, at 6:48 PM, Paul Sorenson wrote:

> On 4/18/2011 5:05 PM, Paul Stenquist wrote:
>> On Apr 18, 2011, at 5:56 PM, Paul Sorenson wrote:
>> 
>>> The HDMI port on both the K-7 and K-5, fed to the HDMI port on a TV or PC will give you live view.  In fact, it's kind of nice to see the live view on a 40" screen.  What you can't do at this point is control the camera from a PC or save the image directly to the PC's hard drive.
>>> 
>> Good to know. The DSLR video shooter I worked with last month had a 7-inch HD monitor hooked up to his Canon Rebel T2i, which made focusing fairly easy. I imagine the same can be done with the K5. Paul
> 
> Yes, but you have to use MF since AF doesn't work once you start recording in video mode.

That/s the whole point of using the HD monitor. It enables manual focusing. I don't know if the T2i is capable of autofocus in video mode, but my shooter focused everything manually. And he pretty much nailed it.
Paul


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> -p
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>>> -p
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>>> 4/18/2011 1:00 PM, P. J. Alling wrote:
>>>> A real tether solution, not just an afterthought, should be able to feet the live view to the PC.  I don't think we'll see that from Pentax in the near future.
>>>> 
>>>> On 4/17/2011 4:32 PM, AlunFoto wrote:
>>>>> 2011/4/17 David Parsons<parsons.david at gmail.com>:
>>>>>> I'd be happy with a fully realized tethering solution.
>>>>> It may be coming in a firmware upgrade for K-5 and 645D.
>>>>> 
>>>>> You didn't hear that from me, because I never spread unsubstantiated rumors. :-)
>>>>> 
>>>>> Jostein
>>>>> 
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