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01-22-2016, 07:45 PM   #1
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Dumb question on K5IIs

I just went from an ist dl, to a new-to-me K5IIs and have a lot to get used to. The one thing I can't seem to find an answer to though, is what is the knurled screw/knob located below the flash release button? I'd hate to just start turning it and have something fall apart on the camera, but sure am tempted since I can't seem to find what it is in the manual or online.

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01-22-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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Not a knob, a cap/cover (weather sealing) -- flash sync port underneath for wired flash connection. (It unscrews.)
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Flash sync socket.
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I think it's a cover for the PC (flash) terminal. I'd check but there's an old dog on my lap.

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Could it be the Microphone terminal? it looks like that's what the manual calls it. See in the manual the reference to "names and functions of working parts." on page 20.
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Thank y'all for the quick replies! Now I really feel like an idiot when Photolady pointed out that it was on page 20. I've looked at those pages several times and have missed it every time. X-sync socket.
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And though I got it wrong, I don't have your camera, at least I got you pointed in the right directions. And you're welcome!
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Guess I should slow down and actually read, rather than skim through the manual. Just so much to take in with this big of a change in bodies.

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It's okay. Most of us skim through the first few times. I do. Usually I don't read anything in there other than how to install the batteries and then when I have problems, I go back and read more. I'm a hands on person.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
It's okay. Most of us skim through the first few times.
Some of us simply throw them straight out of the box and into the bin...let's find how to apply flash exposure compensation without a map! If controls like that aren't intuitive and accessible enough the camera is a victim of poor UI design.
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Heck, I have never even noticed it....and these thing come with a manual? What for?

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Oh, you got one, all right. Squirrel probably ate it....
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Yeah, I normally just jump in with both feet, but since that often becomes expensive for me I thought I'd try something different this time.
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Oh, you got one, all right. Squirrel probably ate it....
Naw Otis grabbed it an shredded it to use for a comfy bed.
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