Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
Forum Member

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 55
Multiple red dots in OVF

A question was asked in the other forum about whether you get a single or multiple red dots (to indicate what's in focus) in the OVF when on the 27 point AF.
I get only one. Yes it does move around depending on what the camera chooses to focus on, but I get one red dot only as compared to my older Pentax DSLRs which sometimes showed two dots.

12-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,183
I dont have a K-3, but on my Pentax DSLR you only get multiple spots when you switch Af mode from AF.S select point. Like when you go to MF, or maybe AF.A
12-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
Forum Member

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 55
Original Poster
I get multiple red dots too on my K5 on AF-S and autoselect on the focus point. However, on the K3, I keep getting just the one red dot (which moves between the 27 points depending on where it's acquired the focus. I've checked the custom settings and there's nothing there other than the option to turn off or on the superimpose focus point. Does anyone else get just the single red-dot when on the 27 point AF?

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dots, dslr, focus, k-3, k3, ovf, pentax k-3
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
focus peaking in OVF godwinaustin Pentax DSLR Discussion 17 01-06-2013 11:17 PM
Long exposure leaves blue and red dots? drewx2 Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 02-26-2010 07:15 PM
What are those red dots? sajah Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 20 04-13-2009 11:20 PM
Manual focusing using red AF confirmation dots? shuttervox Photographic Technique 17 02-14-2009 11:51 PM
Red and Blue dots? bwield Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 08-05-2008 01:51 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:25 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]