Welcome to Digital Photography!
This portion of WrightImages.com has been
devoted to the digital realm of Photography, with these images
having been photographed using the Pentax K5 [DSLR]: Digital Single Lens Reflex
Camera and having been set to Program Mode [unless otherwise
indicated]. In addition, you may find more Technical Information
from the following PDF files:
Manual / Fact
Images produced from the Pentax K5 DSLR
camera are originally set at 10"x16" image size and
produces a 7MB JPG image file [along with an optional 21MB RAW
file] while using a 300 DPI [Dots Per Inch] setting and is capable
of converting either file type to a TIFF file.
Among the special features to this camera was the ability to
ajust Natural, Saturation, Hue, High/Low Key Ajustment, Contrast,
and Sharpness; settings you might find in Adobe's Photoshop software.
The Pentax K5 DSLR camera, I found, needed to have it's Saturation
setting ajusted by two positions greater than the center setting
in order for propper color saturation to be observed.
Within this camera is software that also helps define how the
camera will react to qualities of light as it is registered within
the camera [with a Factory Reset Function available should you
ever wish to go back to the way it was], but it will not, however
affect any changes made under the White Balane function. This
kind of change must be made manually. It is here, though that
you may set how the camera will interpret lighting conditions
and in how it may modify the image, similar to the affect a filter
would have had in the days of film photography. While photographing
an image, by shifting through the White Balance's possible settings,
the camera can show you in advance of the next shot in how it
might look under the setting being considered.
The battery to the camera is Rechargeable and mounts in a recharging
cradle device and plugs into any standard 110 AC volt outlet.
SUMMARY of this camera's many functions has been provided
When viewing images stored within the Pentax K5 it will be possible
to view the images under different viewing modes such as FULL
FRAME per image, as a Windows TILE or as a FILM STRIP of images.
When you use the camera for the first time the camera will create
a Folder Name either with the name "PENTAX" or as whatever
the current date presently is, and the camera will then store
the images in that folder for that current day's images. This
design becomes very helpful in the Display Mode; accessable by
pressing  this button.
From here you will able to review your images
by groups corresponding to a specific Folder Name. Two dials
can be found on the Hand Grip side of the camera and is designated
as [The Front Dial & The Rear Dial]. The Front Dial will
shift to different blocks of images [or to different Folders],
while the Rear Dial will shift to specific images within the
current group of images being displayed.
If you are viewing a FULL FRAME image and you press the [Flash
Icon] button, additional functions will appear. And of these
functions are: Image Rotation, Digital Filter,
Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as
Manual WB, RAW development, Index, Images
Comparison, Movie Editing, Protect and DPOF.
When pressing the INFO button three different information modes
are available for any image.
CLEANING: DSLR Cameras are much more delicate than
its' former SLR form of cameras were and as such special care
needs to be given when it may become necessary to cleam the inner
workings of the camera. Dust is a digital camera's worst enemey;
ruining what might have been a great shot. When dust eventuallly
became a problem for me, I purchased a Giottos Rocket-Air [professional cleaning system]
and a drop container of Eclipse Photographic Solution and a pack of
sensor swabs [Type 2] to remove the dust that had trapped its'
self inside my camera. It was during this purchase transaction
that I was also advised not to use any canned air because of
the additional chemicals it would propel on to the sensor surface.
Fingers should never touch the surface either because of the
finger prints they may leave behind. All together, I paid about
$75.00 these three products; with the advice thrown in for good
The Pentax K5 DSLR camera can be set to give open access to the
sensor for this cleaning process by clicking on SENSOR CLEANING
and MIRROR UP. When the work was finished, turning off the camera
served to reset to mirror to is original down position.
And on the issue of resetting any camera settings, the White
Balance feature will not reset automatically with
the camera's resetting function. White Balance settings can only
be changed manually by pressing the WB button on the back side
of the camera.
If you ever plan to photograph using the internal flash to provide
an image with any fill-in lighting for dark areas, you will almost
undoubtedly need to purchase a Light Diffuser,
such as the one I purchased by Gary Fong. You may get the better price by going
through his Online Store. This device attaches to
the Flash Shoe of the camera and is positioned over the internal
flash in its' upright position. Without the Light Diffuser, the
internal flash will make any close-up image bleached white; losing
any flesh tones normally found in a photograph.