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05-12-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Orange indicator lights?

Hello Folks,

Last night I shot a few photos with my new K-5. Sometimes an orange indicator light would come on in the middle of the AF bracket, sometimes two, and sometimes the orange light is off to the right. I haven't found any reference to it in the manual, yet (I have a lot of reading left to do). Can someone tell me what these indicators indicate?

Thanks, Tom

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The AF point the camera has chosen?
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As Wheatfield stated, those are the AF points...they light when the sensor they correspond to is/are used to find focus. There are 11 AF sensors/areas on the K5. Complicated algorithyms are used to decide which one(s) are used (closer subject, less lens movement, higher contrast, etc.). You can choose to have all 11 active, only 5, or to select 1 specfic AF sensor. Doing so can give you more precise control over what the camera actually focuses on. See AF select switch on back of camera ( and the OK button)

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05-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
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Thanks Fellows.


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