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03-14-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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ISO warning light and K100D

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I've been searching through the forum, but didn't find anything usefull about this.
In custom menu on K100D there is a possibility to tell the camera at which ISO speed, the ISO warning light should be on n viewfinder.
Unfortunately, on my camera i doesn't work as it should. It works only, if the ISO sensitivity is set manualy.
For example: The setting in custom menu is at 2: ISO 800. As I understand, the ISO warning light should go on, if the camera raises ISO to 800 or more in case when Auto ISO is selected in Fn menu. But this is not the case. It only goes on, when I manualy set the ISO speed to 800 or more.
Is this normal for K100D, or is it something in a firmware?

Thank you for your responses.

03-14-2008, 11:41 PM   #2
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Yes, it's normal. When Auto ISO is selected, the warning light won't turn on.

I believe I read that in the manual in one of the footnotes. I'll have to check that when I get home.
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At the bottom of page 122 is a memo item which says:
ISO Sensitivity Warning is not displayed even if the automatically corrected sensitivity exceeds the set sensitivty setting.

In a roundabout way they are saying the warning does not work when Auto ISO is chosen.

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03-15-2008, 12:03 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rusty Quote
At the bottom of page 122 is a memo item which says:
ISO Sensitivity Warning is not displayed even if the automatically corrected sensitivity exceeds the set sensitivty setting.

In a roundabout way they are saying the warning does not work when Auto ISO is chosen.

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Well.... I don't need a warning, when I manually set the ISO. If I do that, then I have a control over it, and I know what value I selected.
I need a warning, when the camera changes ISO for me. Doesn't that make sense?
Something strange going on in the heads of firmware designers/programmers, or is it me with strange requests?

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It's in case you manually exceed what you previously determined was the maximum ISO you wanted to shot at. In Auto ISO you can set the range so that your predetermined maximum is not exceeded - hence no warning necessary.

Makes sense to me :-)

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That's the other way to see it
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentagor Quote
Well.... I don't need a warning, when I manually set the ISO. If I do that, then I have a control over it, and I know what value I selected.
I need a warning, when the camera changes ISO for me. Doesn't that make sense?
Something strange going on in the heads of firmware designers/programmers, or is it me with strange requests?
I agree, it's pretty pointless. I too would prefer what you're suggesting.
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I think the warning system as it is now is meant to warn you when you forget that you set the ISO manually to a high value while shooting something else (maybe even days ago).

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Now, it doesn't matter the ISO warning. Thanks everyone...
My K100D just dropped dead. The mirror doesn't move at all.
With totally fresh batteries it makes a photo, but no more than one. Even this one mirror reflex is somehow strange... Like it would hardly move the mirror.
Well, it's under warranty, so on Monday it goes to repair. I just hope not to be without it for a very long time....
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