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Old Jan 21, 2006, 8:39 AM   #1
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I was reading some posts on the web about the "back light" on the DS, by momentarily switching the DOF switch it activates the back light for the LCD panel on the top of the camera to check the settings in low light.

I have tried this on my DL and it either doesn't work or it is not on the DL.

Can someone confirm for me please that the DS ...DOES have this function and that the DL... DOES NOT.

I can understand the reduction in some functions on the DL like 3 point focus rather than 11 point, but I can't see the logic in removing a simple light that makes using the camera in low light easier. :evil:
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 9:45 AM   #2
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if there is a back light i haven't seen or heard of it.. my DS doesn't have it as i just checked. maybe i've missed it tho. this is a real complaint of mine also.. icarry a small flshlite for that purpose
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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Mine doesnt do it.
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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My DS does not do that and it is not in both the
DS and DS2 manual.
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 9:43 PM   #5
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I read it and saw a picture, I just have to recheck to make sure it was the Pentax, I don't normally review articles on operations of other cameras.:-)

I carry a huge torch for painting with light for night shots, can be a bit over powering when you are trying to check settings.

Well now I am confused about this and will find the website with the picture and get back to everyone.

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 10:15 PM   #6
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I found this web page, but it is not the one I saw before.

but is say s in part ...

The next item in the photo is the LCD info display. As you can (hopefully) see, it's backlit -- pressing any button will light up the screen. The info display shows all kinds of things, including (among other things) image quality, aperture and shutter speed, shots remaining, and battery life.....

Above the LCD info display is the power button, with the shutter release button inside it. In addition to turning the *ist D on and off, the power switch also allows you to preview the depth-of-field. Doing this also turns the on the info display backlight for ten seconds.


I just realised that this is talking about the *ist D, but even so.

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Whata doofus, I forgot the website link for this .

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pe...ew/index.shtml
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 10:55 PM   #8
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Well I guess this answers the question about DS and DL cameras.

The panel shows most of the current settings of the *ist DS, including the aperture and shutter speed, the shooting mode, the metering and focusing system, and a host of other settings such as exposure compensation, burst mode, white balance, battery state, flash modes, remote control or self-timer. Worth noting however, the display panel is not backlit.

http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/pen...xistds-gen.php

Obviously the earlier *ist D models had backlight, but not the DS and DL. Having reviewed a couple of images of the LCD information panel it appears the D model LCD panel is different to the DS and DL.

I am just glad that mine isn't broken. :lol::lol:
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 2:04 AM   #9
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I wish it was backlit, it seems such a silly thing to remove. I mean, a little LED lighting up shouldnt be that hard to add.

Robar, I think we have a DIY on our hands :roll:
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I wish it was backlit, it seems such a silly thing to remove. I mean, a little LED lighting up shouldnt be that hard to add.

Robar, I think we have a DIY on our hands :roll:
already done, it's called a ''mini-maglite''
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