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09-21-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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4-way pad sub-menus?

I was reading the in-depth review of the K50 to get accustomed to it more (something I didnt do when I bought it months ago) and I saw the following mentioned:

"When outside of the menu, the 4-way pad (d-pad) gives you access to the ISO, white balance, drive mode, and flash sub-menus. There is no other way to access these sub-menus."

When I change the AutoFocus from being Auto to me having to select the focus points active area (with the red dots etc), I control the focus points with the 4-way pad, hence no longer having access to those 4 submenus mentioned?

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When I change the AutoFocus from being Auto to me having to select the focus points active area (with the red dots etc), I control the focus points with the 4-way pad, hence no longer having access to those 4 submenus mentioned?
Yes, except that by pressing the "OK" button, you can switch in an out of select mode. Thus, after selecting the desired AF point and pressing OK, the 4-way pad will go back to controlling the ISO, flash, etc. Press OK again and you can go back to AF point selection mode.

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After I press the "OK" button nothing happens?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Moropo Quote
After I press the "OK" button nothing happens?

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I believe you need to press and hold it for a few seconds.

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I believe you need to press and hold it for a few seconds.
What he says ^^^^^

QuoteOriginally posted by Moropo Quote
After I press the "OK" button nothing happens?
Also a short press of the OK will default your focus point back to center when in focus select mode on the 4 way controller.

A longer press will beep to let you know it has changed mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fgaudet Quote
What he says ^^^^^



Also a short press of the OK will default your focus point back to center when in focus select mode on the 4 way controller.

A longer press will beep to let you know it has changed mode.
I leave mine on focus points as iso etc are set once and then left alone. I also found out that if you press the o/k in live view you can alter the focus points.

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Thanks everyone.

Indeed after "long-pressing" the OK button, the focus points remains where I put it and I now have access to the 4 menus.

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You can customise the Raw/Fx button to instantly toggle the 'AF Active Area' on/off, i.e. take the place of a long OK button press.

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