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07-16-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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K-7 monitor always on?

Forgive me. This is a dumb question, I know.
I just got my K7 yesterday, and, I am humbled by its capabilities. And, intimidated by the challenge of learning enough to use some of that.
But, I haven't even figured out how to turn of the monitor screen.

I first assigned myself to catching bumblebees in my wife's flower garden.
Not necessarily good images, but its a start up the learning curve.

Anyway, I'm puzzled that I can't figure how to shut off the monitor when I'm using the viewfinder. Toggled out of Live View, its still a lighted display of information, much of it a repeat of information available in the viewfinder or the LCD readout on the camera's shoulder. As such, it seems to me a power draining feature, and I'm ashamed that I'm too dumb to figure out how to turn that unnecessary lighted display off.

Could somebody help me out here? Or, set my thinking straight.

07-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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Press the info button twice, the LCD monitor will be off
07-16-2010, 03:48 PM   #3

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Don't have my K-7 body here. But I just look at the manual pages 262-263:

07-16-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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Record mode menu, #3, uncheck "status screen". Done.


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