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metering mode selection

Posted 01/05/2021 - 15:16 Link
Hi folks
I have a K5, on which there is a separate lever to choose between spot, centre weighted and full metering mode options

K3 Mark1 and K1 have a dedicated button

Is there similar functionality on the following and how does it work ?
KP
K70

thanks
punkrockemo
Posted 01/05/2021 - 16:04 Link
Cant speak for K70, but the KP does not have dedicated button for metering. You can customise the function of most the buttons so you can set another button to to do the job. The Quick menu is customizable so you can set it to be one of the options in there (if its not already one i cant remember). I opt for the latter and find that works for my needs
Posted 01/05/2021 - 22:49 Link
thanks punkrockemo, much appreciated for KP - so It's possible if the function dial is set to AE ?

Is it possible to assign metering mode to fx1/2/3 ? I downloaded the manual and as far as I can see it's not ? Has it been changed via firmware update perhaps ?

cheers
punkrockemo
Posted 02/05/2021 - 11:01 Link
Sorry I made a mistake, I thought that metering mode was one of the options for the FX buttons but it's actually meter lock.
I forgot that it can be changed by smart dial. I rarely change my smart dial from ISO
Posted 02/05/2021 - 15:26 Link
no worries punkrockemo, thanks for taking the time to respond to a query, much appreciated
Posted 02/05/2021 - 15:28 Link
Looking at K70 downloaded manual, to change the metering mode requires entry to menu system and modification from there, now way to change via a function button or a dial ?
PRYorkshire
Posted 02/05/2021 - 16:34 Link
No dedicated button but the quickest way on the K70 is to use Info button.
Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.
Posted 02/05/2021 - 22:14 Link
PRYorkshire wrote:
No dedicated button but the quickest way on the K70 is to use Info button.

Aha, thanks PRYorkshire
Posted 03/05/2021 - 11:10 Link
bladerunneruk wrote:
thanks punkrockemo, much appreciated for KP - so It's possible if the function dial is set to AE ?

Is it possible to assign metering mode to fx1/2/3 ? I downloaded the manual and as far as I can see it's not ? Has it been changed via firmware update perhaps ?

cheers

On the kp you can set the function dial to AE, then dial in your choice, multi or centre weighted or spot. I played with it once but now I must have changed it!
I recall seeing it change in the viewfinder
I have gone through the settings and you can't IMHO set up this to a function button.
Edited by loadoftripe: 03/05/2021 - 11:32

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