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06-14-2016, 01:05 PM   #1
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Hello guys and gals...just opened my K-50 box and am getting to know the camera.
I did a lot of photography back in undergrad studies with my Minolta and them quit serious shooting..camera was to heavy for casual use. I've go a friend who wanted me
to get back into photography again so we could go shooting together. After lots of research I decided on the K-50, seems like a great re-learner camera for me.

In looking at the camera I've been trying to get the optical view finder to show up but I only have the LCD screen! Can anyone help with this basic assistance?
Reminds me of when I got my first computer, Compaq portable and called tech support to complain about nothing on the screen. They suggested turning up the brightness dial!
Hope this is issue is such an easy fix..

Anyway look forward the forum and learning this wonderful camera.

Thanks for any help.

Tom or rather 'newshooter'

06-14-2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hi, Tom! Welcome to the forums, and welcome back to photography! The K-50 should serve you very well indeed.

Re the viewfinder, are you saying you can't see anything through it? If so, do you have a lens fitted, or is the body cap still on the camera? You'll need to fit a lens and take the lens cap off before you'll see anything through the viewfinder...
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Welcome Tom :-) the k50 is a very nice camera you should go well with it
hope you manage to get the viewfinder operating
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Welcome, enjoy that new camera once you get this wee issue sorted.

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If you're in Live View you can't see through the viewfinder - maybe that's the issue? The mirror locks in the up position when in live view, so no view through OVF.
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Welcome.... hope ht above solves your issue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by newshooter Quote
Thanks for any help.

Hi Tom. Welcome to the Pentax forums and back to photography. There will always be a member willing to help, this site is great like that. Good luck with your 1st issue.
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