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10-24-2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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K-R E-dial responds slowly

The E-dial on my K-R seems to respond slowly much of the
time. For example, when viewing pictures on the rear
display and zooming in or out, or when changing aperture
or shutter speeds, each "click" doesn't always change the
setting by a step. If you turn the E-dial very slowly the
response is better than faster clicks. My K200d responds
quickly to each click. Could a future firmware update
correct this?

10-24-2010, 06:59 AM   #2
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It may be a problem of your camera. I never experienced something like that on my K-x.
We'll see what other people with K-r will say.
10-24-2010, 07:00 AM   #3
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With my K-7, this was the first symptom of an eventual e-dial failure.
I had mine fixed under warranty. No problems since then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hallenti Quote
The E-dial on my K-R seems to respond slowly much of the
time. For example, when viewing pictures on the rear
display and zooming in or out, or when changing aperture
or shutter speeds, each "click" doesn't always change the
setting by a step. If you turn the E-dial very slowly the
response is better than faster clicks. My K200d responds
quickly to each click. Could a future firmware update
correct this?
The e-dial on my K-r behaves exactly like yours. It's like the camera is doing something else, and missing the dial clicks.... Hopefully firmware can fix this.

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Does it respond 1:1 for simple things shutter speed or is it only slowing down viewing images or something 'heavier'?

It should respond 1:1. But if its only with 'heavy' work then maybe you have a slow SD card holding it up?
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Mine will do it even before taking any images, just setting up aperture size or shutter speed ready for a shot. I use a Sandisk Extreme III (30mb/sec) SDHC card as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jackassp Quote
The e-dial on my K-r behaves exactly like yours. It's like the camera is doing something else, and missing the dial clicks.... Hopefully firmware can fix this.
The selection of AF points is not quick too. I've already sent email to Pentax support and got answer that we would pay attention at it.
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I also have this issue with my K-r

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Let's write letters to Pentax support.
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I would send the camera back to be honest. If its within the 15 day swap period or whatever. Certainly would before warranty was up
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QuoteOriginally posted by hallenti Quote
The E-dial on my K-R seems to respond slowly much of the
time. For example, when viewing pictures on the rear
display and zooming in or out, or when changing aperture
or shutter speeds, each "click" doesn't always change the
setting by a step. If you turn the E-dial very slowly the
response is better than faster clicks. My K200d responds
quickly to each click. Could a future firmware update
correct this?
My K-x behave that way if I spin the e-dail too fast. So I just do it a little slower and I'm back in business again. It's kind of silly to spin the e-dial very fast anyway, for me, because I am not able to spin it both fast and accurately.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sameagle Quote
My K-x behave that way if I spin the e-dail too fast. So I just do it a little slower and I'm back in business again. It's kind of silly to spin the e-dial very fast anyway, for me, because I am not able to spin it both fast and accurately.
I would say that this is an issue with how fast the camera can process input from the e-dial. The e-dial itself is probably not damaged or broken. As such, this is probably normal behavior. If this is an issue, a new firmware will probably solve the problem.

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I am curious if you have the lens corrections turned on in the camera? It may be some latent or delayed processing issues as well due to the corrections, which can take a significant amount of processing power from the camera. In my experience with the K-x and even occasionally the K-7, an occasional delay isn't uncommon during playback. IF it is consistent while actually taking pictures (where the camera is just changing exposure values) and not just with playback at random intervals, then that might be cause for concern.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DragonLord Quote
I would say that this is an issue with how fast the camera can process input from the e-dial. The e-dial itself is probably not damaged or broken. As such, this is probably normal behavior. If this is an issue, a new firmware will probably solve the problem.

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+1 on new firmware, dont forget all, this camera JUST came out and for all intents and purposes its ver 1.0. That said if it isn't functioning properly at all, ie slower edial spinning is just as bad. Then maybe worth a return. Mine should be here in 2-3 days...
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so for those experiencing the slow e-dial (which seems to be many ppl) does it work fine when moved slower?
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