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07-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Locking dial?

I have a K-x and a K-5. I've mostly transitioned to the K-5 and have the K-x as a backup. My K-5 developed a loose hotshoe so I had to send it in and go back to the K-x for a while. It generally holds up well (enough) in comparison to the K-5 but one thing I notice now more than I ever did before is how frequently I accidentally turn the dial, usually to manual. I use manual primarily for longer exposures at night or with a ND filter so this results in a totally blown out shot if I just grab a shot without checking first.
I wouldn't mind having a better backup with WR that is still a little lighter and smaller than the K-5 but looking at the photos it seems like the dial doesn't have the unlock button on top like the K-5 does.I'm hoping there is just a different mechanism but the dial still locks somehow. Can someone confirm this? Thanks!

07-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Unless I'm missing it, I have not found a dial lock mechanism on my K-30, and I believe I read reports before the release that there was not one.
07-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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There's no lock on the dial, but it's pretty firm and not in a place where it'll typically get hit accidentally.
07-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks for the info.


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