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07-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Does it look like stain issue?

Guys.. I have been using my Pentax K-5 for 3 months and never noticed any stain issues.. i did some tests when i first got it and was everything ok (most of my tests were done with a white-gray background).
However, i just came back from a trip and notice in 3 or 4 photos, only (out of 600) what could be stain, it looks pretty much like it.
What do you people say?
Dark background and long exposures might have spotted it

1.
http://ubuntuone.com/p/15My/

2.
http://ubuntuone.com/p/15Mw/


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07-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, that string of spots or pearls is most definitely the dreaded stain issue.
07-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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Agreed

It's definitely the stain issue. Time to return the camera for a replacement.
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Yes, it's the stains AKA the string of pearls.

BTW: It took me quite some time, too, until I first noticed them. They only come out in certain conditions.

I got a brand new replacement K5 from Pentax. Problem solved.

Cheers from Berlin,

jephi

07-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
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thanks guys.
just for your info:
s/n: 3850606 - 13.10.2010.

cheers
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