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Old Oct 17, 2008, 9:25 AM   #1
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Hope somebody can help. Last week I noticed that when I focus my A100, I do not see the red light in the meter. I've tried setting metering to Center & Spot but nothing. Did I inadvertantly change some setting? Thanks, Don P.
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Are your images properly exposed?

Page 22 of the A100 Users Guide describes everything in the viewfinder. Can you describe what you're seeing and not seeing?
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 2:16 PM   #3
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My pics are just fine, it's just that I use to see a red light ( in the viewfinder) to tell me where the meter was measuring, now, I don't get the light no matter where I aim. I must have changed a setting somewhere, but I don't know where.
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Those red lights are where the autofocus system is focusing, not where the autoexposure system is metering. There is no visual indication from the autoexposure system.

Page 51 of the Users Guide describes the Focus Modes, and page 71 describes Manual Focus operation. Is the camera set to manual focus (MF)?
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I found my problem. In "Custom menu 2", you can set the "AF area setup". The default setting is 0.3 sec., I had turned it off (don't know why). I've reset it and the red light is working again. Thanks to all for the responses.
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