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12-05-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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K20D Preview

I've tried to use Optical Preview and Digital Preview on my K20D, but I always get Live View. I've followed the instructions in the manual, but keeping the shutter button pressed half way down and turning the view switch always gives me Live View. Can someone explain this better than the manual, or does my K20 need repairs?


12-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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You do not have to press the shutter button half way, just turn the switch to preview position.
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For optical preview I pull the preview lever to the right and hold it there in the pulled position. I don't push the shutter button halfway.
12-06-2009, 04:17 PM   #4
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In exploring the Menu I found that you have the option of setting the preview function (little iris icon) to Live View, Digital Preview, or Optical Preview. To set an option, in the Menu go to "Custom Setting" then "30. Preview Method" and choose the option you want. After you have selected an option, pushing the On/Off/iris switch to the iris icon will activate the preview function you've set in the Menu.


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