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05-20-2011, 07:26 PM   #61
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Well got the replacement K5 today,charging the battery.Also found a new price from Dunne and rundle for the K5 body and 18-135 for $1798 which LD price matched and it came with a 6ft. HDMI cable.BTW the SN is a 404.Hope all will be good.

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That has to be the quickest resolution to the stain that I've ever read about... Hope all is well with the new camera.

Now let's see some photos!

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Relatively new K-5 owner - so far no stains like these on mine. my camera SN is 400XXXX build date 2011-02-19
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Well I've tested the new K5 and seems to be stain free but there is a small looks like a hair in the lower middle of the screen.Took it back to LD and they could not clean it.So it is not on the mirror or viewfinder.It looks like it is in the viewfinder system,so they are going to order another one.Maybe 3rd time will be a charm.If not I may seriously think about the other 2 brands.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rockyram Quote
....there is a small looks like a hair in the lower middle of the screen...
that's probably a hair of pentax technician...
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Hi guys,

After I read this topic a few days ago I thought it would be a good idea to test my K5 (SN: 39944xx, made on 21st of January 2011, replacement for the a first stained body).

And guess what ? It has stains ... Right in the middle, 4 beautiful spots. The body was extensively tested by me in the store when it arrived and it was free of stains (it had just a dust spot). So, it looks like they are developing in time. LV and movie recording weren't used more than a few minutes (for a total of 30 minutes). Shutter count is around 3k.

Two raw files can be found here (non stained / stained).

I guess I'm a just a very bad luck guy .
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Man, when I see that price floating around, I'm THIS close to pulling the trigger... it's not advertised on their website; just go in and ask?

QuoteOriginally posted by neil Quote
While you are at it get London Drugs to price match Gastown Photo in Vancouver. Their prices are WAY less. I bought my K-5 for $1199 today...
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdaroth Quote
Hi guys,

After I read this topic a few days ago I thought it would be a good idea to test my K5 (SN: 39944xx, made on 21st of January 2011, replacement for the a first stained body).


Two raw files can be found (non stained / stained).
You've got dust on the pic 0009 at 3 o'clock, stain on the 3177 in the middle.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
You've got dust on the pic 0009 at 3 o'clock, stain on the 3177 in the middle.
I do believe that's exactly what he said in his post...
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I do believe that's exactly what he said in his post...
So? You sound like my confirmation is not needed/wanted here.
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Koko Sony kenno pois K-5. Sitten vasta tulee tahrattomia kenoja. Sony taitaa olla nyt konkurssi kypsä.
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Everyone, especially those who are discovering stains in previously unstained K-5s, needs to remember to add their camera to the Pentax K-5 Serial Numbers - Pentax Serial Number Database - PentaxForums.com

And if your camera is already listed and it develops stains, please edit your entry and change it to "DEFECTIVE" (this will turn the serial number red).

Either way, in the comments section of the database, please list the frame number/range where you first observed any newly evident stains and describe the type of usage of the camera so we can see if there is a common thread.

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Unbelievable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdaroth Quote
After I read this topic a few days ago I thought it would be a good idea to test my K5 (SN: 39944xx, made on 21st of January 2011, replacement for the a first stained body).

And guess what ? It has stains ... Right in the middle, 4 beautiful spots. The body was extensively tested by me in the store when it arrived and it was free of stains (it had just a dust spot). So, it looks like they are developing in time. LV and movie recording weren't used more than a few minutes (for a total of 30 minutes). Shutter count is around 3k.
DAMMIT!
Now I'm going to have to check mine...
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdaroth Quote
It has stains ...
Lucky b****... no matter what I do, I can't get any stains on mine Just few dust spots, here and there.
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