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01-23-2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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External Lighting - how do you control/configure it?

I'm using a K-1 graciously loaned to me but I can't figure out the lighting button controls. Supposedly I can press this while the camera is off and have the lens mount light up and the back of the LCD etc. But when I press it and the camera is off - nada. Even when the camera is on - all it seems to do is light the top LCD.

What silly mistake am I making?
Firmware is 1.43

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
I'm using a K-1 graciously loaned to me but I can't figure out the lighting button controls. Supposedly I can press this while the camera is off and have the lens mount light up and the back of the LCD etc. But when I press it and the camera is off - nada. Even when the camera is on - all it seems to do is light the top LCD.

What silly mistake am I making?
Firmware is 1.43
There is an option in the custom menu for which lights, if any, the button activate
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Have a look at Illumination Settings, should be the Settings 2 menu.
Options are:
LCD Panel - Off, Low, High.
Backside controls - Off, Low, High.
Lens Mount - Off, On.
Card slot / connector - Off, On.
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Thanks... Will look in the morning.

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