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Old Apr 23, 2011, 8:36 PM   #11
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I just noticed that my Kr also has that option, a single check box in the play back menu "Bright/Dark Area"

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 9:29 PM   #12
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I have been back through all these manuals: *is D, K100, K10, K20, K7, K5 - this has to be (one of?) the most poorly documented feature in these arcane manuals. I did find mention that the K20 blinks red (bright) and yellow(dark), and I have seen that the K5 is yellow for bright.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 5:26 AM   #13
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My DS does it, like my K20. I find it a useful feature. It's optional and can be unchecked in the menu.

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I have the K200D.

When set to Digital Preview, there is an option to either display a Histogram or Bright/Dark Areas. When Bright/Dark Areas is selected there are flashing red/yellow areas on the display to show over/under exposed areas in the scene.

Over two years with the camera and I only recently discovered this feature.

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I have a similar feature on my K10D and a friend has it on his K200D. I don't know how to turn it on/off on either camera.

But in my case, it's not unusual ...I've never been great at grasping modern technological features.
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I have a similar feature on my K10D and a friend has it on his K200D. I don't know how to turn it on/off on either camera.

But in my case, it's not unusual ...I've never been great at grasping modern technological features.
For the K200D, the manual (p. 212 Setting the Digital Preview) states:

Setting the Digital Preview

You can set whether or not to display the histogram and Bright/Dark area warning during Digital Preview. The default setting is [Off] for the histogram and Bright/Dark area warning.

1. Select [Digital Preview] in the [Playback Menu].

2. Press the four-way controller. (The Digital Preview screen appears.)

3. Use the four-way controller to select Histogram.

4. Use the four-way controller to select On or Off.

5. Use the four-way controller to select Bright/Dark Area.

6. Use the four-way controller to select On or Off.



I don't know if this is the same for other Pentax models or not. Perhaps they would be similar.

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For the K200D, the manual (p. 212 Setting the Digital Preview) states:

Setting the Digital Preview

You can set whether or not to display the histogram and Bright/Dark area warning during Digital Preview. The default setting is [Off] for the histogram and Bright/Dark area warning.

1. Select [Digital Preview] in the [Playback Menu].

2. Press the four-way controller. (The Digital Preview screen appears.)

3. Use the four-way controller to select Histogram.

4. Use the four-way controller to select On or Off.

5. Use the four-way controller to select Bright/Dark Area.

6. Use the four-way controller to select On or Off.



I don't know if this is the same for other Pentax models or not. Perhaps they would be similar.

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Thanks....Bluenose....I'll let my buddy know.
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