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 Post subject: Crooked Horizon on K200D
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:51 pm 
Hello all,

Reciently I've been seeing an abundance of my images with crooked horizons. At first I thought it was me, however it seems to be getting worse and im getting tired of correcting so many in photoshop. I suppose it could be me. Has anyone ever had this problem. If it is me what is a strategy to correct this?

Here is a few shots i've recently taken.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:04 pm 
If you have a tripod, try taking a photo when the spirit levels indicate that you're perfectly horizontal. If the photos turn out to still have a slant horizon, the camera is at fault. If not, you're at fault ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:05 pm 
Thanks PGtips ... ill try that...


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I experienced the same problem on my Pentax K10D, but the tilt was less than 1°.
  • First idea was I wasn't handling the camera tight enough.
  • Second idea was a mis-alignment between the view-finder and/or the camera body and/or the sensor. I perform some tests at home.
Finally, based on the results of those tests, I sent the camera for repair and now, the view-finder and the sensor are perfectly aligned.

Please have a look at the full story and the protocol I used here :arrow: Twisted Pictures On K10D?

I hope there's nothing serious with your K200D.

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K-7 horizon adjustment feature might seem nice to you then... :D

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Yes, indeed :!: Along with decent LV, horizon adjustment is a must-have feature of the K-7 :)

But my K10D works like a charm, and I'm not yet decided to change for a K-7 :roll:

By the way, the K-7 body had drop from introductory price of EUR 1,200-1,300 down to current price-tag of EUR 1,000-1,100 now in France, 19.6% VAT included. I'm waiting further for a drop below the EUR 1,000 line :wink:

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 Post subject: Pentax?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:01 am 
Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker

* Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born

Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.

I just thought this was funny


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If his stuff was so "perfect" why did he need photoshop? :wink:

Slick, any update?

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