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06-14-2018, 08:39 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spacedave Quote
Now you have me concerned. I recently got a K5 iis to replace a K50 that developed the aperture solenoid problem. My hope was that the K5 would not have inherent problems, just want a reliable camera, the way Pentax film cameras used to be.

Is the lens release button failure common?
Button failure seems to happen more frequently in the K-5 than other bodies. I don't know how common it is though. Reason unknown. Hoya may have changed the design or maybe just a bad batch of the buttons or c-clips.

06-15-2018, 07:20 AM   #17
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Well, that is not good news, had hoped to get a better quality camera body by buying a K5. Maybe I should have my K50 repaired to have a spare body, just in case. I would try fixing it myself, but my skin chemistry corrodes things I touch, chewed right through a plated brass watch case in a couple weeks..
07-07-2018, 12:46 PM   #18
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I too lost the lens removal button and was not able to find it. I have a K5 which I bought last year from Japan. After loosing the lens button I used a paper clip which worked just fine but was slow and hard to keep up with, soooo I put on my thinking cap, small but fits if I stretch it, and came up with the following. I have a cabinet with about 10,000 screws in it, I found several that almost fit the release hole, then filed down the threads, placed the screw into the hole, and taped over it with electrical tape. Unless you look closely you cannot tell there is no lens release button. Much easier than above post. The K5 is my first DSLR and I did not want to take a chance opening it up. Cluck, cluck, cluck.

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