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09-27-2020, 04:53 AM   #1
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The first thing I donít like on my K1 MKII

Itís taken me a long time , (18 months and over 10,000 shots) but I finally found something I donít really like about the K1

You canít turn the rear display off AT ALL

Sure, you can turn it red for low light, but it is still very annoying that it simply does not have an option to turn off.

At least not that I have found.

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It's possible. I can't find it. But I had different problem. I had my display switched off and I took me long time to find how to switch it on... I will try to find it out...

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OK - press INFO button two times. Third option on the screen is switching off the display
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
It’s taken me a long time , (18 months and over 10,000 shots) but I finally found something I don’t really like about the K1

You can’t turn the rear display off AT ALL

Sure, you can turn it red for low light, but it is still very annoying that it simply does not have an option to turn off.

At least not that I have found.
Page 11 & 15 of your manual, you need to use the INFO button...............
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Page 11 & 15 of your manual, you need to use the INFO button...............
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Hey, Thanks! That's been bugging me, too.
Thanks. It was hardly clear, but then again......... even doing a search in the manual in acrobat didnít find this

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I recommend reading the Whole manual from start to finish. You will find some jems in there...

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INFO button has been the toggle for that for many years and models.
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QuoteOriginally posted by StiffLegged Quote
INFO button has been the toggle for that for many years and models.
Yup, also on the K5.

This, an extract from the K-1II manual:
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Nice when it's a happy ending and you don't have to trash your kit for a.....



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INFO button has been the toggle for that for many years and models.
But the default on those models is off not on. I own a K5 the info screen is by default off, I never considered any use for it to be otherwise. Doing night shots for the first time with my K1. I found the info screen almost blinding

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I recommend reading the hole manual from start to finish. You will find some jems in there...
You are quite right, but I never have in the past, Usually I just scan for things I want. But here it was not obvious and there was no cross reference from all the pages discussing display to the page that turns it on and off
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
You are quite right, but I never have in the past, Usually I just scan for things I want. But here it was not obvious and there was no cross reference from all the pages discussing display to the page that turns it on and off
Modern manuals are pretty awful things - perhaps because there's just so much functionality in these computers with image sensors that we've learned to call "cameras"

A week or two back I was looking through the user manual for an old Yaesu radio receiver I own. It's in letter-sized format, printed on thick, glossy paper, bound with an even thicker cover, and a pleasure to hold, look at and read. It not only explains how - and, importantly, WHY - each control on the radio is operated, but includes a full service procedure for testing, trouble-shooting and aligning it using basic tools almost anyone would own (or could borrow). Compared to modern manuals, it's a revelation... but then, despite being an impressive piece of equipment when it was released in the 1970s, that highly capable radio is - from an electronics stand-point - almost laughably simple compared to a modern (or any) digital camera.

TL;DR... Like you, I tend not to read the manuals and learn as I go along, occasionally dipping into the (usually electronic now) booklet when a solution or explanation evades me It's bad practice, I know...
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So that means you're still looking for "the first thing" you don't like about your K-1II and there's nothing to dislike??
(Just kidding - not being sarcastic).
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Thanks. It was hardly clear, but then again......... even doing a search in the manual in acrobat didnít find this
Reading the manual's the way to go with most things, Lowell!
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buy the Ebook

and then read it

and the manual

[ I'm still working on getting that all read ]
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tjompen1968 Quote
I recommend reading the hole manual from start to finish. You will find some jems in there...
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Reading the manual's the way to go with most things, Lowell!
I agree 100%, but many members don't use (and don't want to use) every feature of their cameras, so for them, reading the whole manual is toooo much.

But when there is a specific issue, going to the Appendix at the back of the manual will narrow down which part of the manual to read..............
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tjompen1968 Quote
I recommend reading the hole manual from start to finish. You will find some jems in there...
The hole manual? Is that about the lens mount? (I couldn't resist)
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