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04-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Pentax k5ii lens release button

So I'll be purchasing a k5ii very soon. What made me shun the k5 were all those reported incidents with the lens release button coming off. If it really was an extensive problem, I would assume that it was addressed in the case of k5ii. But I'll ask, just to be on the safe side: people here with the lens release button off on the k5ii?

04-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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I have a later model K5 (Ricoh sticker) and change lenses very often, no problems after about 1.5 years. I believe it was only a problem on earlier bodies.
04-20-2014, 06:09 PM   #3
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I bought my k-5 in late 2011 and I never had the lens release button problem as experienced by some of the early adopters; and I have not seen similar complaint on the k-5II/s either. I think the risk of getting that problem is rather low based on just my observation, of course, just IMO. By the way, I don't have the problem with my k-5IIs either.

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04-20-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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Haven't noticed any issues on my k5iis...

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No issues on my previous K5 or my current K30s/K5IIs
04-21-2014, 02:32 AM   #6
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No issues yet on my newish K5ii
04-21-2014, 04:52 AM   #7
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No issues with my K-5 II.

I cannot recall having read anything about K-5 II related "lens release button"-incidents either (in contrast to the K-5 which produced a lot of user reports).
04-21-2014, 12:24 PM   #8
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I think there is no reason to worry about, I had no issues with my K-5 from 2011 as well as with my current K-5II from June 2013, solid workmanship!

Greetings, Sascha

04-25-2014, 11:19 AM   #9
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Already using a ladies' hairpin for 6 months since I lost my release button somewhere in Bulgaria.
Extremely unreasonable price (over USD 150 + shipping) for this repair work in Russia (yet nothing is guaranteed)
Now hoping to get this fixed in June in Zagreb, Croatia, where I found the experienced repair expert Mario.
04-25-2014, 01:46 PM   #10
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My K5 button shot off somewhere in DC. I used a paperclip for several months (really annoying) til I got someone from Pentax to send me the parts to repair the button myself. Since then, no problems, but I've been debating covering it with a piece of electrical tape just in case.

I think they may have switched from a plastic cir clip to a metal one after the K5. Haven't seen complaints about the problem with the newer bodies.
06-27-2014, 01:43 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
No issues with my K-5 II.
time you updated yer sig banner Son
06-28-2014, 03:38 AM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote
time you updated yer sig banner Son
I had updated my photographic equipment list a long time ago, but forgot about the signature.

I have turned off the display of signatures so I didn't notice my out of date signature.

Still a proud owner of my K100D but removed the banner now.
06-28-2014, 04:04 AM   #13
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Right, no experience with k5ii, but my (Hoya labeled) k5 bought early 2011 has had no problems.
06-29-2014, 02:28 AM   #14
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I had this problem with my 2012 K5 last month. Trying now to find a Lego antenna

I think the problem comes when you push the button from the side, when the button is not evenly pushed. I noticed this when it happened, but couldn't find the button back...
06-29-2014, 09:44 AM   #15
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My button has just failed, not lost it but won't re-attach!! - bought my K5 in June 2011 so we'll out of warranty. Where can I get a replacement in the UK??
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