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10-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Info just toggles between black and Status

I just got my camera and for some reason when I click the info button as it says in the manual, it just goes between status and "nothing/black" so I never reach control panel nor the 4th menu. I guess I have ****ed up somewhere but I canīt find it by googling so Iīd be super grateful for help.

10-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #2

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And your camera is?
10-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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Pentax K-5. !
10-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #4

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That sounds normal, but I don't think it is the default. You said you just got it? In other words, one way to set things up is so the status screen is only on when you want to look at it, and the screen stays black when you preparing to take a shot -- remember this is a DSLR with a viewfinder, so you don't need the screen to take pictures (unless you are using liveview). The top LCD should have a readout on all the time though (if the camera is on) -- does it?

I think you can also set it up so the status screen is on all the time (which I think is the default), but that's the first option I change cause that annoys me so I'm not sure if it goes off anyway with the info button.

If you actually want to change options from the status screen, you use the arrow keys, wheels, ok button, etc...

10-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
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The problem is that I cannot reach the "control panel" option which is different from the status panel which I can reach and use the menu at. I am trying to reach HDR option which is meant to be "click info 2 times, click menu to change control panel settings>HDR mode on"

However for me I just go status>black>status>black when I click the info button.
10-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #6
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UEEE I did it : D had to scroll a wheel to "USER" which for some reaosn wasnt default on mine.
10-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #7

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You are confusing info button with menu button.
10-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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Don't think so.

Try to find a setting in the menus, there's got to be some way to set what the 'info' button scrolls between.

10-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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Menu Tools menu 1, status screen on will do it.

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