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03-28-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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K-7 top lcd light

How do I get the top lcd light to come on so I can check settings in the dark? I tried holding the exposure comp button like on the K10d but that doesn't work. I did disabled the lcd light from coming on when it locks exposure, I don't like that feature. Thanks.

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I really like to know also. I hope that a Pentaxian and K-7 user has some suggestion(s).
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I think you can just hit the shutter release (half press), the green button, or the AF button. I don't think that there's a separate button for turning on the top LCD.
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The bloody thing is always on! I liked the K20D's implementation of the light, but not the K-7's. I think whatever you turned off did just that.

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QuoteOriginally posted by HawaiianOnline Quote
I think you can just hit the shutter release (half press), the green button, or the AF button. I don't think that there's a separate button for turning on the top LCD.
Thank you for the suggestion. I tried and I think that the best method is:
- push half-way the shutter release, and then
- release the button to light up the top LCD .

As long as you press the shutter release, the light of the Top LCD does not come on. You need to release the shutter button to get the LCD light on.

The green button works also. But it is the Green Button and it may affect your camera settings

Cheers ....
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I'm pressing the exposure compensation button (+/-) twice: on/off.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bymy141 Quote
I'm pressing the exposure compensation button (+/-) twice: on/off.
That's odd. What firmware are you using? Because my K-7 at 1.03 sure doesn't do that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pop4 Quote
That's odd. What firmware are you using? Because my K-7 at 1.03 sure doesn't do that.
1.03 and I've just tried it this minute.... By the way, you^h^h^h I can use the ISO button as well...

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The top LCD lighting behavior on the K-7 is not as it is on the K10D/K20D. The K-7 has the top LCD light always on or always off, wich is annoying.

On the K-x the DEL button has a double function: "Flash UP" in REC mode / "Delete" in Playback mode. So, on the K-7 it could be something similar: "LCD light on" in REC mode / "Delete" in Playback mode.
They could implement an extra option in the custom settings menu, something like this:

29. LCD panel Illumination
1: On
2: Off
3: On when pressing DEL

But I think the Pentax development team must be kinda lazy...
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