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05-09-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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K-7 Built-in level

I own a K-7 for two weeks now and the only problem that I have found so far is the built-in level. I find that it is off by two divisions on the right. Any others have this problem with the K-7?

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Mike, Scroll down and take a look at the "Similar Threads" section at the bottom of your posting page....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Gezing Quote
I own a K-7 for two weeks now and the only problem that I have found so far is the built-in level. I find that it is off by two divisions on the right. Any others have this problem with the K-7?
I turned mine off the day I got the camera. It seemed to take over the space that the meter would occupy and that was more important to me.

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Thanks, I noticed that after posting the question. However, I could not get any of the threads to come up in a search! Haven't needed one for 55 years but since I paid for it I feel it should work correctly.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Gezing Quote
I own a K-7 for two weeks now and the only problem that I have found so far is the built-in level. I find that it is off by two divisions on the right. Any others have this problem with the K-7?
Just noticed it when using a telescope, two bars off to the right. With 16-50 and 60-250 no problem hand held, images looked level.

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Look at the length thread at Pentaxforums.com:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/87206-k-7-electronic-level.html

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I don't think it's surprising to see inaccuracies in the auto-level. The in-viewfinder display doesn't have that many notches, and I wouldn't presume any one mark represents less than 3 degrees, meaning that you'd be looking at a ~3 degree tolerance window.

Let me add that the level shown in live-view seems to be more accurate

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I don't think it's surprising to see inaccuracies in the auto-level. The in-viewfinder display doesn't have that many notches, and I wouldn't presume any one mark represents less than 3 degrees, meaning that you'd be looking at a ~3 degree tolerance window.
The manual implies on p. 65 that each bar is 1, not really stating it outright. I turned mine on, checked it (OK), and turned it off. When I need it, I probably won't be able to find it.

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Interesting. Clearly I haven't read the manual, but this might be worth testing out using a gearhead tripod!

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