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10-18-2010, 12:16 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Did you know this about your Pentax camera?

When you're reviewing images and zoom out to the overview page (where you can see 9 photos at the same time), when you press Fn, you can choose a different lay-out (2x2, 3x3 or 4x4). I never knew this! I just accidently pressed the Fn button and saw a menu pop up I had never seen before

(I have a K10D, by the way)

10-18-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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I am not sure to follow. Do you use PDCU Browser ? Pressing the Fn key in PDCU with Windows XP SP3 has no use.
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(I have a K10D, by the way)
Thanks. I had forgotten about this.
Works here too K200D Reset to 2x2 (page 164 in the manual)
10-18-2010, 01:18 AM   #4
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I am not sure to follow. Do you use PDCU Browser ? Pressing the Fn key in PDCU with Windows XP SP3 has no use.
???
I have absolutely no clue what you're talking about, but I was talking about my camera

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Thanks. Your original message did not mention explicitely that you were viewing in-camera. (I thought wrongly that you were working on computer using PDCU.)
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@hcc: The title of the OP's post explicitly mentions Pentax camera -
cool feature when you want to look a bit closer at a range of images - am changing the display to 2x2 as I type.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinschoenmakers Quote
...when you press Fn...
Don't see / have an Fn button on my Kx or 7.
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Yeah, newer models don't have that button. Perhaps it's buried in the menus somewhere?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinschoenmakers Quote
When you're reviewing images and zoom out to the overview page (where you can see 9 photos at the same time), when you press Fn, you can choose a different lay-out (2x2, 3x3 or 4x4). I never knew this! I just accidently pressed the Fn button and saw a menu pop up I had never seen before

(I have a K10D, by the way)
Excellent! Never knew but I am going to try and see if this works on my K20D as well. I'd love to have 2x2 rather than the tiny 6x6

Thanks Kevin!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinschoenmakers Quote
Yeah, newer models don't have that button. Perhaps it's buried in the menus somewhere?
Newer cameras use info-button. I think all Pentax DSLR show available options below thumbnails.
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i guess many pentax users don't know this, i discovered it by chance: while in manual mode and with meter on, press the exposure lock button and then turn one of the dials. guess what happens...? i find it very useful at times
i have a k10d but it should work also on other models i think
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marcoz Quote
i guess many pentax users don't know this, i discovered it by chance: while in manual mode and with meter on, press the exposure lock button and then turn one of the dials. guess what happens...? i find it very useful at times
i have a k10d but it should work also on other models i think
That is just plan awesome. I shoot manual 95% of the time so I will come in handy.

Being able to change the number of thumbnails in on camera review is also a nice touch.

Maybe we need to start a thread on undocumented features.
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Maybe we need to start a thread on undocumented features.
I don't think thumbnail options or hyper-manual features are undocumented. It's just that most DSLR has so many options/features, it's easy to miss a few.

Another feature I like in hyper-manual is that you can choose if camera will set aperture or shutter speed (or both) when pressing green button.
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Maybe we need to start a thread on undocumented features.
This could be it, it has a suitable title
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
Newer cameras use info-button. I think all Pentax DSLR show available options below thumbnails.
Thanks for the tip. The K7 can be set to show up to 81 images at a time! That's right 9 rows up and 9 rows down. They're pretty tiny but the resolution of the LCD is good enough to host them all at once. The Kx can be set to show 6 x 6 for a total of 36 images at once - that's not bad - but not as mind blowing as seeing 81 on the K7.
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