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02-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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k-30 Viewfinder

I have searched the forum and read the manual but I cannot seem to find any way to brighten the viewfinder.

Its seems pretty dim, its certainly usable but I just wanted to make sure I wasnt missing a way to brighten things up a little.

IN LOVE with this camera!

thanks!

02-16-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Coming from the K-r, I found the K-30 viewfinder wonderfully bright and clear. What lens(es) are you using? Lenses with larger apertures will make the viewfinder look brighter.
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thanks!

just using the kit 18-55mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by disneybride Quote
Its seems pretty dim, its certainly usable but I just wanted to make sure I wasnt missing a way to brighten things up a little.
There is no 'control' or setting to adjust the viewfinder, it is TTL or "Through The Lens" so the only thing that can be done to brighten it is to use faster glass an example of which would be something like the DA 50mm f/1.8. The largest opening on your kit lens is f/3.5. The largest opening on the DA 50mm f/1.8 is f/1.8 and on apertures the smaller the number the bigger the opening and the more light that gets through to the viewfinder.

And just to make sure, you are talking about the viewfinder not LiveView, right?

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There is no 'control' or setting to adjust the viewfinder, it is TTL or "Through The Lens" so the only thing that can be done to brighten it is to use faster glass an example of which would be something like the DA 50mm f/1.8. The largest opening on your kit lens is f/3.5. The largest opening on the DA 50mm f/1.8 is f/1.8 and on apertures the smaller the number the bigger the opening and the more light that gets through to the viewfinder.

And just to make sure, you are talking about the viewfinder not LiveView, right?

yup! the viewfinder lol

that makes perfect sense!

thanks so much!
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you need to get yourself a fast prme or at least an f2.8 lens. the viewfinder will be very bright compared to that slow lens you are using(note I said slow...not poor)
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you need to get yourself a fast prme or at least an f2.8 lens. the viewfinder will be very bright compared to that slow lens you are using(note I said slow...not poor)
lol noted!

I can see how the kit 18-55mm could def be faster.
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you are all extremely helpful!

thanks so much for the advice!

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