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04-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #1
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What do the AF indicators mean ?

Simple enough question, but I cannot see it covered on the forum, in the manual or via google (maybe I'm searching for the wrong terms ?).

For example what does it mean when you see a solid red indicator and a hollow one at the same time - I'm guessing the solid one is the primary focus but it would be nice to know for sure.

04-26-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Looks like a good question, I searched myself... It seems there is only one hollow indicator - and its located in the center of the viewfinder. Maybe its an aid for composing photo's.
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the hollow one is the middle AF point for spot metering and the solid ones are the other AF points. Scroll about half way down this link for a picture and caption:

Pentax K10d-Slr Review: Flash And Viewfinder

or if you just want to see the shape differences, I basically use the shapes to help me know which AF point has been selected:

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Ok so the centre one is always hollow and basically whichever indicators light, those are the areas that the camera has focussed upon, makes sense. Thanks.


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