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Old 3rd August 2011   #1
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X100 MENU/OK button...

Hello everyone,

I'm finding it necessary to press the MENU/OK button on my X100 with my thumbnail, to avoid hitting the surrounding control dial... remembering how the G1 button lost its' decal pretty quickly, and the fact this looks like it could go the same way... I'm wondering whether some preventative maintenance may be in order.

Has anyone tried any kind of protective varnish on their G1/X100 buttons? any recommendations?

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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

Brian

Another user on the X100 forum who found this a problem stuck a small piece onto the centre button so as to raise it from the surrounding toggle.

This link may give you a few ideas? http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/...menuok-button/

Personally I have never found it a problem if I just give it a good hard push!
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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

No, a good hard push just mashes the surrounding control dial - causing multiple button presses and is too hit and miss.

I'll look for something I can stick on to extend the menu button - better than varnish if it will come off without leaving a residue.

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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

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The 'back button', i.e. the left hand side of this control, usually commits the change, the same as hitting the OK button in the middle.

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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

It's the MENU function I'm struggling with... just tried a hole punched piece of soft velcro which sticks nicely, a minor improvement.

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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

Brian,
Use your thumb and just press the the control dial. It will do the ok button only most times. Do you have the new firmware installed? Now there is a lock for the control dial that makes it easier to hit the ok button. Barjohn discovered the thumb thing and it's been adopted by most users.
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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

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Lock for the control dial?

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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

Yeppers.... Press and hold the ok button for about 3 seconds and the lock/unlock icon appears. It's a life saver not hitting the dial and changing things...
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Re: X100 MENU/OK button...

Thanks Don, yes I saw your tip on this yesterday afternoon and now have the control dial locked. I do like having the soft velcro bump though - makes the menu button very grippy and easy to press on its' own.

The image quality is superb by the way! I've decided to shoot RAW and develop using the provided silkypix converter to finish with my favourite Lightzone (I'm sorry, I just can't be doing with Adobe stuff)... dynamic range is fabulous.

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