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09-28-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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Introduction & 1st question

Hi. I'm new on here having recently bought a Pentax film SLR (MZ-7) oh, and I've just got an old Z-1 as well! (addictive, aren't they?)
Covert from Nikon (oh, sorry to swear!) but a bit impecunious these days, so enjoying lower cost but quality 35mm film again!
Now, I love these 2 cameras -obviously little jems and especially as having dioptre correction for my old eyes. So far so good. My question is: why can't I hear the "beep" sound when focus is confirmed? I have read the manuals and seem to have set the beep sound to be "on" .. I can see the confirm icon in the viewfinder yet not a whisper is heard otherwise! Am I missing something here? or is the sound only audible to young dogs? (I've got a didgcam and the various beeps for this & that are quite easily heard ). This seems to affect both cameras, so assuming I've set them correctly, is it something that fades away over time? or needs "turning up" by a specialist ? (ps all functions are otherwise ok on both bodies). Any help appreciated! JPMC

09-28-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hey, welcome! I think you will fit right in!
Hm, which camera model isn't beeping for you? I think there is a Beep option in the Menu, but also general Volume/Mute options. You can probably find a pdf version of your camera's manual online and can simply press ctrl+F to Search the document for keywords. I think the beep is On by default, so it is odd that its disabled. You can try simply Resetting the camera to factory defaults.
But I usually disable the beep in my cameras and look for the green hexagon in the viewfinder, which is actually the focus confirm icon. The little red overlays merely tell you which AF point is locking focus and are deceptively small (the actual AF point is bigger than the little red square in the viewfinder)
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Welcome to the forum, me I'm just the opposite, I just can't wait to find how I can silence any new cameras from their menu systems.
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