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05-06-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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K-5, Taking a sequence of shots when I press the shutter once? What happened

I'm totally confused, I have this new k-5, which is in single shot drive mode, and I didn't put it in bracket mode or anything. The camera was also set in AF-S and focus priority. So I was trying the camera at home, and found sometimes when I pressed the shutter, the camera would take 2 shots in sequence, as if it was in continous mode. Does anyone know what is happening here? The situation happend 3 times yesterday...

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05-07-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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If it only recorded one picture, then
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If it recorded more, then I don't know.
05-07-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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If it only recorded one picture, then
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If it recorded more, then I don't know.
thanks, it recorded more than one...which is more or less reassuring since it looks like it's not the mirror flop issue
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There are other modes, such as HDR, that also take multiple shots. Did you check them all?

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There are other modes, such as HDR, that also take multiple shots. Did you check them all?
I think it's not in HDR mode, I never used the camera in HDR mode in fact, but I will check again to make sure
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I think it's not in HDR mode, I never used the camera in HDR mode in fact, but I will check again to make sure
Try restoring factory default settings and see if that fixes it.
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My K-7 has done that on the odd occasion , so I guess its not isolated to the K-5.
It might be just the way I pressed the shutter (ie user error) but I couldn't replicate it when I tried to.

Not a big deal really.
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Mine does that too sometimes, but only when I use my cheap Chinese wired remote shutter control.

So, it's probably just the way the shutter is fired.

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My K-7 has done that on the odd occasion , so I guess its not isolated to the K-5.
It might be just the way I pressed the shutter (ie user error) but I couldn't replicate it when I tried to.

Not a big deal really.
I'm glad as long as this is not the onset of the dreaded mirror flop, if it really is, I have to send the camera to Japan...
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I've experienced the odd 'double take' with my K10, but the number of times that it did were extremely few & far between!

If, as you indicate, the K5 is new & it is taking mupltiple shots on a regulat basis, to me it would appear that the shutter release button is faulty & I would return it to the dealer for a replacement.
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