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06-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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K-1 Viewfinder Light Question

Prior to the Firmware 1.1 upgrade pressing and holding the AF Mode button constantly illuminated the Viewfinder grid, AF point, etc. in red, which is useful in dark places. I know that function worked on my camera, but now it doesn't - or I have forgotten how to enable it. I certainly can't find the operation documented in the (skimpy) User Guide.

I do get the red flash (which is pointless) when Focus Locks whether using AF or MF lens.

What am I doing wrong?

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M Mode; Manual Focus; VF Illumination ON; Gridlines; Level Indicator On; AF Point on; Center Spot Focus; AF Button enabled.

Can't think of anything else meaningful


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Regardless of the settings, the light does not seem to come on when the AF button is pressed if a manual focus lens is mounted.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Regardless of the settings, the light does not seem to come on when the AF button is pressed if a manual focus lens is mounted.
Changing to a modern lens was my next planned move, but I felt like I was really reaching to try that! I have M40/2.8 mounted as my Single In lens.

Viewfinder light is most useful for manual focusing in dim light. I had been out shooting a street scene in blue hour (and later) and could have used the light.

I'm going to add this to the Firmware or Bugs request thread.
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