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10-30-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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Rear screen won't turn off?

I stayed up too late last night looking at the manual and the internet to answer this question, and I can't find the answer, so I'm just gonna ask.

The K-7 should turn off the rear screen after a few seconds of inactivity, right? I think it did when I got it, but it doesn't now. If I view an image, then forget to press the shutter button, to turn it off, the pic stays on indefinitely. Or until, I presume, auto shut down. I've bee screwing around a lot with the settings, and I updated the firmware yesterday, so I'm not sure what I've done.

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I don't think you've Done anything. I usually tap the shutter button to return to shoot mode (and use the INFO button to turn off the screen) so I don't know how long a photo recalled using the playback, will stay up. I know with Review (right after the shot) it only stays for a few seconds but even that seems to vary.

Funny the screen being on never bothered me before but with the K7, I hate having the rear screen on while trying to peer through the viewfinder. Perhaps it's the bigger size of the screen...

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Huh, maybe I'm wrong that it was turning off by itself before. I just did a reset to default and the image still stays on. Seems like there should be a setting to address that, but I guess not. I have figured out the other "problems" with the display, though. On the 3rd page of the record menu there are check boxes for Status Screen and Image Preview. I turned off the Status Screen because it's annoying, and I've customized the Image Preview to have my histo and blinkies, and stay on for 5 seconds, for a quickie assessment. That way I don't have the blinkies distracting me when I am zooming into an image to check sharpness, etc.
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