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05-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Zooming in and out of an image using the exposure compensation and green buttons

Just discovered this: I could zoom in and out of an image in playback mode by using the exposure compensation and green buttons, respectively. You do need to turn the rear e-dial to zoom in the first step, but I never knew that this shortcut existed!


05-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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I found this out yesterday too! It's fair random.
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I just use the rear wheel to zoom in. You can set the initial amount in the menus somewhere. OK will take you back to the original image size.
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Also along the same lines - you can use the delete key to return to full view from any zoom level.

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So must use rear wheel first and then buttons are working also...i was wondering how to get buttons working in zooming. tnx
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I also use the buttons, I "discovered" the trick myself back on the K10d.

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