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06-06-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Flashing Red Light

I'm out of town and don't have my manual.. Anyone know what the flashing red light on the back to the right of the green button means. FYI, my autofocus started acting up about the time I noticed it, battery is down 1 bar but never been an issue before. K5IIs

06-06-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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According to the manual it is "self timer lamp/remote control receiver"

Hope that helps....
06-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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If nobody else replies you can download a PDF manual for the K5IIs here:


You can read it online too if you can't download.

EDIT: Ooops Jatrax got in while I was searching for the link.
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Hello JR,
I've found that annoying blinker a couple times myself. It's an indicator that the remote is activated (the clicker, not cable release) or the timer delay is on.
On the circle control dial, top icon is the clock. Press that and you'll see a series of icons, single frame shooting, hi-speed, 2s delay, remote, etc.
Move the green highlight to the far left; single frame shooting, no remote, no timer. Press OK.
That should do it!

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Thanks for the replies. Yes, I was using a remote day before yesterday and never changed back. That explains a lot. Thanks again.

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