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06-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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My K-r is dead too...

It has the same behavior than gregkr's body, the mirror freaking out after some shots, and also the physical shutter button is sometimes getting stuck in the down position.. I know it's not a "pro" camera so I guess it didn't appreciate the 40000+ photos I took the last 3 months for work!

It also started acting weird like it won't accept my Sigma lens anymore... the aperture value is messed up with it, like will go down to F/1.2 even though the lens opens at F/4 maximum, and no auto-focus with it.

Anyway, it's going to get serviced and hopefully it will all be good.
One difference between my K-r and Gregkr's: I didn't drop mine, but both our K-r had the same mirror problems... hopefully it's just a coincidence and not a manufacturer default.

06-21-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried fresh batteries? Maybe that's playing havoc with the electronics. I would think about this considering your shutter / lens aperture problems, it doesn't seem to be mechanic failure.
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Yes, my battery is getting recharged every 2 days, and it happens anyway.
And even if that was just a battery matter, the autofocus problem would happen with all my lenses, not just the Sigma.
06-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
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sorry to hear this Mike. (but I feel less alone)
I have to precise that my Kr was only used with Pentax lenses (da 21mm + 35mm 2.4) and the the drop didn't change anything to the pre-existing mirror issue. Haven't had any focus issues (except FF of course)
Bring it asap to you dealer, don't repeat my mistake ;-/


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