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06-04-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
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I have dust...

I have been using my K-5 for a couple of months now for both professional and pleasure shooting and I love it more than almost any camera I have ever used.

Unfortunately, I seem to have some dust under the screen on the back...

If there is dust, there must be a leak in whatever they have for a seal there. Right?

Does this mean I have to send it off for repairs? I can't even imaging living without it.

06-04-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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Nope, dust is normal as it has the potential of entering the camera even when the lens is mounted.

Make sure you enable start-up dust removal, and run it a few times whenever you see dust. Also, buy one of these and blast the sensor manually whenever you see dust: AA1900 Giottos Rocket Air Blaster, Manual Air Blower with Extra-Large Rubber Bulb - 7.5" Long

That should take care of it- no need to send the camera in or anything!

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A rocket blower is a great asset, not difficult or time-consuming to do to the camera sensor in mirror-lockup mode, cheap and very effective.
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The OP stated the dust is inside the rear screen. I can't imagine how a Rocket Blower or Dust Removal on Startup will take care of this problem. I would suggest to the OP that he/she try to take a macro in good light of the issue with another camera, and send it off to a Pentax service center for review. I am also of the opinion that dust should not be entering the rear LCD.

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Yes, the dust is behind the rear screen... rormeister, good answer! I will do that!
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This seems rather common with K10D/K20D/K7/K5 which are all sealed. Could it be the dust was entering from the SD slot? Just guessing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ronpyke Quote
Yes, the dust is behind the rear screen... rormeister, good answer! I will do that!
Looks like it is not isolated to your camera. Here is a similar thread.
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