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04-18-2019, 03:44 AM   #1
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Is it possible to disable the green button?

I am still familiarizing myself with my KP (coming from a K30). I use back button focus, and I'm almost always on TAV mode. I am still getting used to the positioning of the AE-L/AF button, and I occasionally push the green button instead, which messes up my shutter and aperture settings. When I noticed that this was happening, I figured "No problem, the buttons are all customizable, I'll just disable the green button". Well, I checked the menu, and it looks like the green button is just about the only button that can't be customized. Any suggestions?

(yes, I will eventually get used to the position of the AF button, and as long as I don't use my K30 ever again, I'll probably be fine )

04-18-2019, 04:11 AM   #2
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All buttons cannot be customizable.


However, in TAv mode the green button can be disabled - Menu --> Button customization --> e-dial programming --> TAv mode
04-18-2019, 05:50 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by cport Quote
All buttons cannot be customizable.


However, in TAv mode the green button can be disabled - Menu --> Button customization --> e-dial programming --> TAv mode
Thanks so much. I thought I remembered seeing a way to program what the green button did, but I just couldn't remember where it was. I didn't think to look under e-dial programming.
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no problem

04-19-2019, 12:46 PM   #5
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I shoot mostly with the KP, but sometimes with my little K-S2, or sometimes with my larger, very robust K-5 or K-5 IIs. Each has the green button at a different location. It is very close to the dedicated AF button on the K-5's but the AF button has a different feel, whereas with the KP the AE-L/AF button is way up near the top edge of the camera back, while the green button is to the left of the thumb rest. The K-S2 has the green button up on top, used with the finger instead of the thumb. So I just have to acclimate myself to certain controls as I switch bodies. I guess I'm now so used to doing the switch I don't think about it.

I've had an old Lincoln Town Car for many years. I recently also acquired a 2016 Lincoln MKX SUV, which has a whole other design of controls and features. One example is the old sedan's shift handle being up under the steering wheel. Not the case with the newer design. So sometimes If I don't pay attention when starting up the newer one, I reach up to put it in gear and instead I turn on the windshield wipers!

But as I gain experience, I am doing that less often now.
05-07-2019, 07:46 AM   #6
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If its any consolation to the OP, I also have this issue. I've moved from a K50 to the KP and on the K50 the green button is on the top plate. No doubt I'll get used to it. Its the only niggle I have with my KP and its really me that is at fault, not the camera!
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