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01-16-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Can one set a CF photo countdown on *istD?

I have *istD for few years. It's come time that I would like to know if there is a Compact Flash Card counter that can indicate how many photos are left on card as I use the camera.??
I also have searched everywhere in manual and Pentax website. No luck finding info.

All I see on camera is the amount of photos capable with the card. i.e.- i currently have an SanDisk Extreme 16GB CFcard. The total possible photos of "999" appears on camera in all the right places. However, it doesn't show a count down. (this seems simple so I think I'm missing something here.)

Is there a way to set a countdown on the *ist D?

Many thanks!

01-16-2012, 12:19 PM - 1 Like   #2
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It is counting down, but it only reads up to 999. Once the card has space for less than 999 shots it will read properly. I had the same problem on my K10 with 4GB cards.
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I can confirm this. I had to fill around 20GB on my 32GB card for it to start counting down.
01-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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Thank you both. This probably explains why my previous 4GB also didn't count down.
But I had an original 128MB card before that and that too never showed a countdown.
And it's hard to believe that this card was not filling up...
Well, I'll see where it goes with the 16GB.

Thanks again. Very helpful.

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128mb? I think your images would have to be incredibly small to not count down.

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