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06-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Lens unlock button missing

First problem with new K-5 (3rd week from Newegg.com): Lens unlock button missing after sever outings with camera. After opening box of new camera body, I installed a Pentax kit lens from my K-10 and then installed a new Sigma zoom 17-55mm OS f2.8. Apparently the lens unlock button was initially in place. After 3 weeks of use I tried to switch lens, but the lens unlock button is missing. Is there a manual over-ride procedure to remove a lens without unlock button in place? Thank for your help and ideas. Tired Old Man

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tired Old Man Quote
First problem with new K-5 (3rd week from Newegg.com): Lens unlock button missing after sever outings with camera. After opening box of new camera body, I installed a Pentax kit lens from my K-10 and then installed a new Sigma zoom 17-55mm OS f2.8. Apparently the lens unlock button was initially in place. After 3 weeks of use I tried to switch lens, but the lens unlock button is missing. Is there a manual over-ride procedure to remove a lens without unlock button in place? Thank for your help and ideas. Tired Old Man
Second time I've heard about a K-5 release button falling off. I'm guessing you'll have to find something the right size to put in the hole - or send the camera back....ugghh
06-18-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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DADIPENTAK reported the same problem last month so maybe a PM to him will give you an option other than returning it lens intact.
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