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06-04-2015, 12:22 AM   #1
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K-3ii EV bar scale not lit up in viewfinder

Hello All,
Just getting my new K-3ii set up and I see that the EV bar scale is not illuminated in the viewfinder.
I have checked that the electronic level is not set. I am using the 'green' mode. Itried other modes, but same result.
I find this odd behaviour, as my K-30 always shows the EV scale.
Is there something that should be set, or am I seeing a firmware problem?
Anyone else see this behavoiur?

Cheers,
Terry

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QuoteOriginally posted by tduell Quote
Hello All,
Just getting my new K-3ii set up and I see that the EV bar scale is not illuminated in the viewfinder.
I have checked that the electronic level is not set. I am using the 'green' mode. Itried other modes, but same result.
I find this odd behaviour, as my K-30 always shows the EV scale.
Is there something that should be set, or am I seeing a firmware problem?
Anyone else see this behavoiur?

Cheers,
Terry
You'll only see it in M mode unless exposure compensation is set, I believe.

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I don't know about the K3 but on my K10D I have the other eDials in Tv and Av mode set to EV compensation. When I am in Tv or Av mode the EV compensation scale shows. The factory default is the front or rear eDial is unused in Av or Tv mode, respectively.
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Just checked in my new K-3 II. Press the +/- button and the value is displayed numerically in the viewfinder. I have front dial configured to control EV compensation in most modes and it shows up when the dial is turned. Pentax think of everything.

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