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05-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Image Plane Indicator

I saw this sign on the left shoulder of the K30, but I do not know what it is for . Someone may shed some light for me please.

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It's exactly what the title of your thread says it is; although Sensor Plane Indicator would be more accurate.
It's purpose is to allow focusing by measurement, rather than visually when necessary in macro photography.
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That's the location of the sensor inside the body -- the image plane. So that's where the image focuses, and if you are setting focus by using a tape measure (for video work, for instance), that's where you'd measure from rather than from the end of the lens, which some people mistakenly do...
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Ok, I got it now. Thanks Parallax and vonBaloney.

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Is it in the same position in K-5?
(About next to hot shoe spot.)
05-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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The mark is on the opposite edge next to the top LCD on the K-5. The sensor itself is in the same position, more or less. (The sensor is obviously centered in the body -- the plane indicator is just showing the perpendicular position of the sensor to the light path.)
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