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12-25-2011, 02:18 AM   #1
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K5 - Something Loose or Normal Behaviour?


I've noticed that something is moving (loose) inside my K5 (bought last Thursday) I can't see anything, but if I move the camera from side to side I can hear and feel the movement. Its not the battery or the lens and I can't see any obvious movement in the mirror assembly. Any ideas?

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that's most likely the anti-shake (SR) mechanism inside. turn on live view and jiggle your camera a bit, if its the same thing moving, then it is the SR mechanism working

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Thanks for the prompt replies. Apologies for not searching (hard enough). I am relieved and


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