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12-16-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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K7 focus assist lamp ?

Seems like there is some truth after all about this AF assist lamp on the K7.
I have taken some pics under very low light conditions and was able to focus properly!

Now for the stupid questions:

Where is that assist lamp? Can someone in front of the camera see the actual lamp, emitting light? How does it work?

Yeah, I have a K7 and I don't know how a few things work on it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Where is that assist lamp? Can someone in front of the camera see the actual lamp, emitting light? How does it work?
It's the little white "dot" between the handgrip and the viewfinder "hump", on the front of the camera. It emits a green light when in use.
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Just left of the Pentax logo on the K-7 at the front.
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For that small size, it's actually a lot stronger than it looks. I was amazed by the distance this lamp could go, it's definitely handy. Because it's green and unlike the usual white/orange that other cameras have, it looks cooler and matches the Pentax green.

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It's the little white "dot" between the handgrip and the viewfinder "hump", on the front of the camera. It emits a green light when in use.
Just found it!! ... Nver even noticed that small "round thing" there!
Thanks for the hint.

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Just left of the Pentax logo on the K-7 at the front.
Thanks Ash, as I mentioned in the previous post, I just found that thing ... crazy !
All I need now is to use the remote and place myself in front of the camera and have someone else use it so I can see this green light.

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For that small size, it's actually a lot stronger than it looks. I was amazed by the distance this lamp could go, it's definitely handy. Because it's green and unlike the usual white/orange that other cameras have, it looks cooler and matches the Pentax green.
Thanks LeDave!

Yeah ... I am anxious to actually see this small gizmo working.
You say it is surprisingly stronger than it looks; do you know how far this can reach?
Green is good ... matches well with the DA*16-50 f2.8 ring too!

Cheers!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Yeah ... I am anxious to actually see this small gizmo working.
Just leave the lens cap on

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Just leave the lens cap on
Yeah ... I just shot mysefl!

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I'd say it's good to about 5 meters with my tamron 28-75...
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I'd say it's good to about 5 meters with my tamron 28-75...
5 meters is more than a reasonable distance, given that I usually would use this AF assist lamp inside.

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