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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Why do they disguise it as a light then?

Have a look at page 14 of your camera manual. It states quite clearly what the index marks are for in row 2.

On the other hand, Leica are famed for their excellence. A little known fact is that the prototype M3 from 1952 featured a red LED ten years before red LEDs were invented (Wikipedia). :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Canon 500D wrote:
Why do they disguise it as a light then?



it's not a disguise. it's used as an index so you know where to match it up.

this can aid in lens changing in dark situations.


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indeed, it doesnt even look like an LED ^^

Just going to clarify it:

This is a Red colored LED
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And this is an EF Mount indicator
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But hey, let's cut him some slack.

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Cause I actually think this might have been a good idea. Whenever you change the lens on the camera it gives a short blink when it's mounted properly and has opened communication with the camera.

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