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06-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Automatic horizon correction in K7 Pentax body

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I was wondering whether some use this option in the K7 menu (I suppose it is available on the K5 and other bodies), and what is their experience about? As far as I'm concerned, I activated this feature on my K7 and found that many pictures were not vertically aligned despite I checked the image composition. Then I noticed that the level indicator in the viewfinder never indicated a correct horizontality though the image in the viewfinder seemed ok. I then made some tests by perfectly aligning the bottom of the viewfinder frame with a straight object and noticed again that the object was not aligned in the picture taken. My conclusion is that the level sensor is not correctly calibrated. I unchecked the automatic horizon correction in the menu and repeated the test, this time the object was correctly aligned.

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The artificial horizon can be out of sync and need adjustment. Your tests appear to indicate that yours needs adjustment.
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Yes, the problem is I don't find an option for calibrating it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by scc Quote
Yes, the problem is I don't find an option for calibrating it.
There isn't one. Only a service center can calibrate it for you, unfortunately. Also, try updating your firmware, as that might also fix it.

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06-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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I already updated the firmware, it didn't help. Since this feature is not essential I don't plan servcing the K7 body though.

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