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08-14-2010, 01:41 AM   #1
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Pentax K-x - how to zoom in using shortcut buttons

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A couple of questions regarding the K-x:

1. For the k100D and K-7, there are shortcut buttons to zoom in and out during a picture review. For the K-7 it is the +/- button and green button. But I cant seem to find the correct combination for the K-x. Any help please?

2. For the K-7 there is a reverse film simulation mode. I know this is not available on the K-x but my wife seem to like the reverse film feature of my K-7 so much i would like to know how to duplicate this using the K-x camera settings, if possible at all.

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1. Im pretty sure you use the scroll wheel to do the zooming on picture reveiw.

2.I dont know.
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I know the scroll wheel works but we are both more accustom to the short cut buttons on the K-7 and K100D. Any way we can do this for the K-x?
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1. Can't help you with buttons on the Kx, never held one.

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that shortcut doesn't seem to work on my K7, the rear e dial is the only thing I can use to zoom in
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On the K-7 u need to push the scroll wheel once (either to the left or to the right) and then u can use the +/- button and green button to zoom in and out respectively.

I am sure there is a similar combo for the k-x but i just cant find it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
On the K-7 u need to push the scroll wheel once (either to the left or to the right) and then u can use the +/- button and green button to zoom in and out respectively.

I am sure there is a similar combo for the k-x but i just cant find it.
Operate your camera however you like but this seems kind of pointless to me. Since you have to activate the zoom with the wheel, why bother with the buttons?

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well, the shortcut buttons allow much speedier zooming in to see the details, rather than having to scroll the wheels many times to achieve the same thing. It becomes a habit after using the K-7 and K100D for a while. What can i say, i am a creature of habit

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You can usually set the initial zoom - the level to which the display zooms on first click - to be higher than the default. I have mine set to x4, which allows me to get to maximum magnification in just two flicks of my thumb on the wheel, but I can also set x8 or x16 to make it even faster if I like. Hard for me to see how pressing buttons would be any faster.
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Hi Marc. Yes I know about that one. I set all the cameras to x4 as well.

I have now googled a bit and i think the shortcut button is not available on the Kx. No drama. we just have to work our way around it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
2. For the K-7 there is a reverse film simulation mode. I know this is not available on the K-x but my wife seem to like the reverse film feature of my K-7 so much i would like to know how to duplicate this using the K-x camera settings, if possible at all.
Pentax Digital Camera Utility v4.21 has the reversal film mode which can be applied to raw files.
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I believe there are no shortcut butttons on the Kx
turning the wheel to zoom in is already easy
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